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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

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 [...]

Pruett, Rojas Set Record At The Glen
Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 – 20:23 | Comments Off
Pruett, Rojas Set Record At The Glen

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Scott Pruett took the lead on an exchange of pit stops and held on with his Riley-BMW to beat the Dallara-Ford of Max Angelelli by 0.272 seconds on the short course at Watkins Glen International. Alex Gurney was third in the Daytona Prototype class of the Grand-Am’s Rolex Series in [...]

Ingram: Can Austin Succeed Like Budapest?
Thursday, Aug 5, 2010 – 6:57 | 5 Comments
Ingram: Can Austin Succeed Like Budapest?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
It’s almost a shock to realize that it’s been a quarter of a century since the first Formula One race just outside of Budapest, site of this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix won by Mark Webber. Despite little history of F1 racing, the event near the one of Europe’s most charming [...]

Ingram: Biffle Drives Away, Sadler Walks Away
Monday, Aug 2, 2010 – 6:47 | Comments Off
Ingram: Biffle Drives Away, Sadler Walks Away

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
It’s not often that a 500-mile race at Pocono answers a lot of important questions about the Sprint Cup, but that’s what happened on Sunday.
Has the Roush Fenway Racing team been behind because of both horsepower and handling issues? Greg Biffle’s team answered the first question [...]

Ingram: Ganassi Gets Trifecta Plus One
Monday, Jul 26, 2010 – 7:19 | One Comment
Ingram: Ganassi Gets Trifecta Plus One

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
After his driver Jamie McMurray won the Brickyard 400 following the sudden demise of teammate Juan Pablo Montoya, team owner Chip Ganassi described himself as “the luckiest guy on the planet.”
And that was before Scott Dixon gave Ganassi a clean sweep on the day by winning [...]

Graf Edges Brabham – Into Grass At Lime Rock
Saturday, Jul 24, 2010 – 16:44 | One Comment
Graf Edges Brabham – Into Grass At Lime Rock

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Klaus Graf survived a furious charge from David Babham to bring the Muscle Milk Team CytoSport a victory in the American Le Mans Series race at Lime Rock Park.
Graf, who co-drove the team’s Porsche RS Spyder with Greg Pickett, also had to survive a stop and go penalty from IMSA [...]