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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

Mad Max Hard At Work On First NASCAR Win
Friday, Sep 3, 2010 – 11:46 | One Comment
Mad Max Hard At Work On First NASCAR Win

There’s no Camping World Truck Series race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend, but Max Papis, a recent convert to driving full time in the trucks, will be there nevertheless.
Four years after he began walking the paddocks in search of a way to the winner’s circle in NASCAR, Papis once again will be working [...]

Dyson, Jones Return To Rolex 24 in Lola
Tuesday, Aug 31, 2010 – 15:21 | Comments Off
Dyson, Jones Return To Rolex 24 in Lola

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Dyson Racing will return to the Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2011 with a Ford-powered Proto-Auto Lola in a joint program with drivers John McCutcheon and Davy Jones.
The Dyson team plans to test the new car this week before entering the Grand-Am Rolex Series season finale at the Miller Motorsports Park [...]

Ingram: Opportunity Knocks For Said In Canada
Monday, Aug 30, 2010 – 11:14 | Comments Off
Ingram: Opportunity Knocks For Said In Canada

By Jonathan Ingram |Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
It was one of the closest Nationwide Series races in history. But it was on a road course with three guys named Boris, Max and Jacques contesting the checkers. And it was in Canada.
This list doesn’t include the perennial story line of the hard luck Aussie [...]

Graf, Dumas Win Red-Flagged Race
Sunday, Aug 29, 2010 – 18:32 | Comments Off
Graf, Dumas Win Red-Flagged Race

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Klaus Graf and Romain Dumas took the American Le Mans Series victory at Mosport in the Team Cytosport Porsche RS Spyder after a red flag for a damaged guard rail halted the race with 25 minutes of the scheduled two hours and 45 minutes remaining.
The leading GTC class Porsche 911 [...]

Graf, Porsche On Mosport Pole
Saturday, Aug 28, 2010 – 17:06 | Comments Off
Graf, Porsche On Mosport Pole

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Trying to claw his way back into the American Le Mans Series LMP championship, Klaus Graf won the pole in the Muscle Milk Porsche Spdyer in preparation for Sunday’s race at Mosport International Raceway.
Graf edged Chris Dyson’s Lola-Mazda and the HPD ARX-01c of Simon Pagenaud to take Team Cytosport’s first pole [...]

Pruett, Rojas Clinch Grand-Am Title
Saturday, Aug 28, 2010 – 15:33 | Comments Off
Pruett, Rojas Clinch Grand-Am Title

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas clinched a record eighth victory this season in the Rolex Grand-Am race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal and secured the championship with one race remaining for the Chip Ganassi Racing team.
“This was a big race for us to win,” said Pruett, whose team won [...]

Ingram: Kyle Busch Stirring The NASCAR Drink
Monday, Aug 23, 2010 – 6:54 | 4 Comments
Ingram: Kyle Busch Stirring The NASCAR Drink

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
If it was suggested that one day a driver would come along who combined some of the best known attributes of Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr., most NASCAR fans would be either pleased or puzzled.
If I suggested this driver and his talents were on display [...]

Drayson Dominates Qualifying At Road America
Saturday, Aug 21, 2010 – 17:14 | Comments Off
Drayson Dominates Qualifying At Road America

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Jonny Cocker won his second straight pole in the American Le Mans Series at Road America. Driving the Lola-Judd of Drayson Racing, the young British driver backed up his first career pole in the series with another flyer on the 4.0-mile, high-speed Wisconsin circuit.
Cocker’s lap of 1:49.554 beat the Dyson [...]

Ingram: Michigan Oval Retains The Magic
Tuesday, Aug 17, 2010 – 6:55 | Comments Off
Ingram: Michigan Oval Retains The Magic

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Race tracks are a quirky sort of sports arena. The same week a California track loses a Sprint Cup race in part due to relatively boring racing, the original blueprint for its 2.0-mile, D-shaped layout hosts an outstanding race in Michigan. Am I missing something or does this just prove [...]

Ingram: Big Time Auto Racing Gets A ‘Chiple’
Monday, Aug 9, 2010 – 6:57 | One Comment
Ingram: Big Time Auto Racing Gets A ‘Chiple’

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From The Monday Morning Crew Chief:
A Tasmanian triple and a “Chiple” inevitably caught the eye this weekend. Chip Ganassi’s teams won races in each of three major series and Marcos Ambrose pulled off a third straight win at Watkins Glen in the Nationwide Series race.
The “Chiple-play” by Ganassi, who has also [...]