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Jonathan Ingram, Senior Writer

Jonathan Ingram has been writing full-time about the world’s major motor racing series and events since 1983 for newspapers, magazines and web sites. He has written five books, including biographies of Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Danica Patrick. Among his awards are recognition from the National Motorsports Press Association for columns and feature writing.

Articles by Jonathan Ingram

Ingram: New NASCAR Outshines Old In Charlotte
Monday, Oct 18, 2010 – 7:20 | One Comment
Ingram: New NASCAR Outshines Old In Charlotte

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
For the first time in recent memory, the future of NASCAR started looking brighter than the past in Charlotte.
Jamie McMurray, the now celebrated comeback kid,  backed up his victories at Daytona and Indianapolis on the double dog-legged Charlotte Motor Speedway layout. McMurray’s terrific come-from-behind drive [...]

Ingram: A Jaundiced Eye Follows Bowyer West
Monday, Oct 11, 2010 – 7:08 | Comments Off
Ingram: A Jaundiced Eye Follows Bowyer West

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Given that the Auto Club Speedway is not too far down Interstate 10 from Hollywood, it’s fair to say that Sunday’s Sprint Cup event was a Chevy Chase.
While Chevy entries dominated the top three positions at the finish and clinched the manufacturer’s championship, the fastest [...]

Ingram: Biffle’s The Best, Busch The Worst
Monday, Oct 4, 2010 – 14:19 | One Comment
Ingram: Biffle’s The Best, Busch The Worst

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Let’s get right to The Chase.
1. Biffle’s the best.
With a victory at the Kansas Speedway to match his earlier win at Pocono, Greg Biffle has established himself as the best of the Ford drivers — and the only one to win points races this year. All [...]

Peugeot Whacks Audi In Petit
Saturday, Oct 2, 2010 – 20:22 | Comments Off
Peugeot Whacks Audi In Petit

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Braselton, Ga. – Peugeot double-teamed Audi at Road Atlanta to win the 13th Petit Le Mans and the second round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. Stephane Sarrazin and Franck Montagny repeated as victors for Peugeot Sport and were joined on the victory podium this year by Pedro Lamy. Their [...]

Peugeot Big At Petit
Friday, Oct 1, 2010 – 18:13 | Comments Off
Peugeot Big At Petit

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Braselton, Ga. – If William Sydney Porter ever chose to write about a road racing event, he likely would have picked the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. The well traveled short story specialist better known as O. Henry was famous for his surprise endings. Stunning finishes have also become [...]

Felton Remains Iron Man of the American Road
Thursday, Sep 30, 2010 – 17:48 | Comments Off
Felton Remains Iron Man of the American Road

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Sometimes the kid who can only dream of being a racer becomes a racer. And the rest is history.
For Gene Felton, who will be one of the special guests to help Road Atlanta celebrate its 40th anniversary this weekend at the Petit Le Mans, it all started as a boy. [...]

Ingram: Johnson Carries His Own Yardstick
Monday, Sep 27, 2010 – 7:03 | 4 Comments
Ingram: Johnson Carries His Own Yardstick

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
We take you now back to the thrilling days of yesteryear, when the Lone Ranger was still one of the best known Western heros and Dale Earnhardt Sr. was still ruling the roost in the NASCAR garage.
One afternoon during happy hour practice at Rockingham as [...]

Ingram: Chase Coughs To Life In New Hampshire
Monday, Sep 20, 2010 – 6:45 | Comments Off
Ingram: Chase Coughs To Life In New Hampshire

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From The Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Well, I guess it’s better to have a cough rather than to run stone cold and out of gas.
Clint Bowyer’s carburetor got a catch in its throat during the opening round of NASCAR’s championship playoffs and ended up winning as a result of bogged down [...]

Ingram: Harvick A Contender If Not The Winner
Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 – 8:27 | Comments Off
Ingram: Harvick A Contender If Not The Winner

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
He’s got momentum. He’s got championship experience. His team has championship experience. He led the points standings for the bulk of the “regular season.” He may be the closest thing to an old-style racer that NASCAR has. So why don’t any of my fellow racing writers think Kevin Harvick can win [...]

Langdon’s Quickness Poses Threat To Veterans
Saturday, Sep 18, 2010 – 19:08 | Comments Off
Langdon’s Quickness Poses Threat To Veterans

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – The most feared driver in the field at the zMAX Dragway this weekend is an unheralded and polite 28-year old. With his auburn-colored beard and quiet manner, Shawn Langdon could pass for a minister.
Langdon is feared because he can bypass any driver on any given Sunday in [...]