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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

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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

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 [...]