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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

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
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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 [...]

Ingram: Edwards Plays ‘Chump And Run’
Monday, Jul 19, 2010 – 6:55 | 12 Comments
Ingram: Edwards Plays ‘Chump And Run’

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
It’s gut check time for Carl Edwards.
Fans appreciate a guy who hates to lose. They hate a guy who can’t accept the fact he got beat.
Since Sprint Cup rookie Brad Keselowski beat Edwards at the Talladega in the spring of last year, the Ford driver [...]

Ingram: Webber Thumbs Nose At Red Bull
Friday, Jul 16, 2010 – 7:10 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Webber Thumbs Nose At Red Bull

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Mark Webber has made a career of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. My first recollection of the rock-ribbed Aussie was at Le Mans in 1999 as the 22-year-old crawled from underneath his overturned Mercedes on the Mulsanne during the morning warm-up. “Oh,” I thought, “so that’s the [...]

Ingram: Fast And Good At Chicagoland
Monday, Jul 12, 2010 – 7:08 | Comments Off
Ingram: Fast And Good At Chicagoland

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday night was a little like a baseball game. Some guys hit and some guys missed when it came to the chassis set-up.
According to Kenny Francis, crew chief for Kasey Kahne, that’s the way it is these [...]

Pagenaud, Highcroft Win In Utah
Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 – 21:26 | Comments Off
Pagenaud, Highcroft Win In Utah

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Simon Pagenaud and Patron Highcroft Racing team had to bide their time after winning the pole, but came on strong at the finish to win Round 4 of the American Le Mans Series at the Miller Motorsports Park. Pagenaud’s final 12-second pit stop gave him the lead with a little less [...]

Pagenaud Scores Pole In Utah
Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 – 18:22 | Comments Off
Pagenaud Scores Pole In Utah

After a rough start in the morning, the Patron Highcroft Racing team bounced back during a hot afternoon at the Miller Motorsports Park to take the pole for Sunday’s two hour, 45-minute American Le Mans Series race.
Simon Pagenaud sat out most of the session before turning a lap of 1:34.350 on the 3.048-mile outer circuit [...]

Ingram: Roll The Dice, Move The Vegas Date
Monday, Jul 5, 2010 – 9:02 | 8 Comments
Ingram: Roll The Dice, Move The Vegas Date

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From The Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Daytona Beach, Fla. – One of the hot topics during the July weekend in Daytona was the realignment of the Sprint Cup schedule for 2011. Given that politics is the art of the possible – and that so many things in NASCAR are political – [...]

FIA’s Todt Gets DIS Tour
Saturday, Jul 3, 2010 – 9:56 | 3 Comments
FIA’s Todt Gets DIS Tour

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – On a hot Friday at Daytona International Speedway, FIA President Jean Todt toured the NASCAR garage in the company of John Darby, the Sprint Cup director, Robin Pemberton, vice president of competition for NASCAR and Nick Craw, the American representative to the FIA.
Todt, who became the [...]

Keen Fast Tracking In Grand-Am
Friday, Jul 2, 2010 – 21:50 | One Comment
Keen Fast Tracking In Grand-Am

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Leh Keen is on the fast track in sports car racing. That’s not a reference to the infield and oval road course at the Daytona International Speedway, scene of Saturday’s Grand-Am Rolex Series race. Keen’s career is on the fast track.
The driver from Dublin, Ga., began [...]

An Earnhardt And No. 3 Back in Victory Lane
Friday, Jul 2, 2010 – 21:20 | One Comment
An Earnhardt And No. 3 Back in Victory Lane

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Aboard a car carrying the number made famous by his father, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s victory in the Nationwide Series event at Daytona on Friday brought back emotional memories – and might help resurrect his career after a prolonged slump.
“I do think this helps us, because the new [...]