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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: More Ponies (And Money?) For Nationwide
Thursday, Jul 1, 2010 – 14:59 | 4 Comments
Ingram: More Ponies (And Money?) For Nationwide

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla.–- The new racing Mustang sallies forth along with the Challenger from Dodge in Friday’s Nationwide Series race at the France family’s Speedway by the Sea. Will the new cars become a sea change for NASCAR?
What you see is what you get with this new generation of cars, because [...]

Ingram: Polite Palaver After Sonoma Shock
Monday, Jun 28, 2010 – 7:39 | Comments Off
Ingram: Polite Palaver After Sonoma Shock

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Is it me, or are we kidding ourselves about where the current era of contact without penalty is headed for NASCAR’s signature series?
In Turn 3 at Loudon on Sunday, it was not exactly Dale Earnhardt Sr. versus Darrell Waltrip in Turn 3 at Richmond in [...]

FIA Bans US F1
Friday, Jun 25, 2010 – 10:50 | Comments Off
FIA Bans US F1

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The World Motor Sport Council of the FIA has held the US F1 team responsible for its failure to make the grid for the Formula One season. The team has been banned from any future participation in FIA championships and has been fined $380,000.
The team, which recently auctioned its remaining physical [...]

Ingram: Pondering The Blunder From Down Under
Monday, Jun 21, 2010 – 6:53 | Comments Off
Ingram: Pondering The Blunder From Down Under

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Was it a gaffe or an horrendous blunder?
No matter how one chooses to describe it, losing the lead under the final caution at the Infineon Raceway is likely to follow Marcos Ambrose as surely as the error in Game Six of the World Series of [...]

Ingram: Final Le Mans Thoughts Are Good Ones
Monday, Jun 14, 2010 – 7:22 | One Comment
Ingram: Final Le Mans Thoughts Are Good Ones

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Le Mans, France – After an impressive victory by Audi Sport, the countryside around the circuit of the 24 Hours of Le Mans has returned to the more gentle hum of tractors punctuated by the ever-present chirping of birds in place of the constant din of [...]

Audi Endures, Peugeots Flame Out At Le Mans
Sunday, Jun 13, 2010 – 15:00 | 2 Comments
Audi Endures, Peugeots Flame Out At Le Mans

Le Mans, France – In the end, the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP proved to be fast but fragile compared to the Audi R15 TDI “plus” that added another victory for the German manufacturer from Ingolstadt at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
When the valiant, hectoring chase of Alexander Wurz ended with a puff of smoke [...]

GT2: Porsche Upsets At Le Mans
Sunday, Jun 13, 2010 – 13:56 | 3 Comments
GT2: Porsche Upsets At Le Mans

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Le Mans, France – Speed, endurance and luck all played major roles in the always intense battle for the GT2 crown at this year’s edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Although the name of Porsche often plays a role, this year the 911 GT3 RSR of Team Felbermayr-Proton [...]

Midpoint At Le Mans: Peugeot Leads, Audi Lurks
Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 – 18:48 | One Comment
Midpoint At Le Mans: Peugeot Leads, Audi Lurks

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Le Mans, France – Approaching the halfway mark, the 24 Hours of Le Mans shaped up as a classic match of speed versus endurance.
The faster Peugeot Sport entries suffered two technical failures in the first 10 hours – one permanent – while the slower Audi Sport cars continued to lurk [...]

Peugeot Poised For Two Straight at Le Mans?
Friday, Jun 11, 2010 – 13:05 | Comments Off
Peugeot Poised For Two Straight at Le Mans?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Le Mans, France – After Peugeot Sport swept the top four starting positions in qualifying for the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a speed that Audi Sport found difficult to match, could the annual struggle between the two endurance racing powerhouses be over before it starts?
Not so fast, said Allan [...]

Ingram: Oh Canada – And U.S., Too
Monday, Jun 7, 2010 – 7:10 | 4 Comments
Ingram: Oh Canada – And U.S., Too

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
After the demise of US F1 earlier this year, it seemed safe to conclude America would not be participating in the world championship this year and that it would be a long while before an American presence would re-surface. Since then, it’s become evident that things move quickly in the [...]