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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

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 [...]

Troxel’s Career Gets A Funny Bounce Back
Friday, Sep 17, 2010 – 17:35 | Comments Off
Troxel’s Career Gets A Funny Bounce Back

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – Melanie Troxel is a woman on a mission. The Funny Car driver may not be in the ranks of the Countdown to One, but that hasn’t reduced her resolve.
“Logic says that the better cars are the ones that make the Countdown and that have been running well [...]

Ingram: Bruton Smith Rides The Old-School Bus
Monday, Sep 13, 2010 – 7:56 | One Comment
Ingram: Bruton Smith Rides The Old-School Bus

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
It’s always shabby when a prominent person steps on the fingers and toes of others to promote a personal agenda. That’s not unusual in business or politics. Such back-stabbing and petty name-calling is hardly unusual in motor racing, either.
Track owner Bruton Smith managed to insult everybody [...]

Pruett and Ganassi Ready For The ‘Chip-Slam’
Saturday, Sep 11, 2010 – 16:51 | Comments Off
Pruett and Ganassi Ready For The ‘Chip-Slam’

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Scott Pruett became the first three-time Rolex Series Daytona Prototypes champion while co-driving to a record victory with Memo Rojas at the Miller Motorsports Park Saturday.
The duo of Pruett and Rojas extended their record for single-season victories in the Rolex Series by winning their ninth race in the 12-race Rolex [...]

Rojas On Pole in Utah
Friday, Sep 10, 2010 – 19:16 | Comments Off
Rojas On Pole in Utah

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Memo Rojas, who clinched the 2010 Rolex Sports Car Series championship for owners Chip Ganassi and Felix Sabates in Montreal, won a season-high fourth pole at Miller Motorsports Park in qualifying for the Utah 250. Rojas and co-driver Scott Pruett will each have to drive 30 minutes in the race [...]

Ingram: Parting Such Bittersweet Sorrow In Atlanta
Monday, Sep 6, 2010 – 7:18 | Comments Off
Ingram: Parting Such Bittersweet Sorrow In Atlanta

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Hampton, Ga. – It was readily apparent that the quality of racing has little influence on decisions about the calendar and the schedule in the Sprint Cup in the current era. There was a time, of course, when the show made a difference.
Predictably, this year’s Labor Day weekend race produced [...]