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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

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 [...]

SunTrust Halts Ganassi Bid
Monday, May 31, 2010 – 17:35 | One Comment
SunTrust Halts Ganassi Bid

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
After a strong opening stint by Ricky Taylor, SunTrust Racing completed a dominant victory at Connecticut’s Lime Rock Park with Max Angelelli behind the wheel of the team’s Dallara-Ford. The fifth round of the Grand-Am Rolex Series was marred by an opening lap incident at the exit of Big Bend, where [...]

Ingram: Bruton Smith’s Bonus On The Money
Monday, May 31, 2010 – 9:04 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Bruton Smith’s Bonus On The Money

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Not that many years ago, Al Unser Jr. went to visit then NASCAR president Bill France Jr. in his offices prior to the Indy car driver’s first appearance in the Daytona 500. The meeting summed up the longstanding rocky relationship between NASCAR and Indy car racing, [...]

Time Machine: The Tale Of Two Andrettis
Sunday, May 30, 2010 – 6:49 | Comments Off
Time Machine: The Tale Of Two Andrettis

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When Italian-born identical twins Mario and Aldo Andretti first took up their racing ambitions, they alternated behind the wheel of Hudson Hornets built in their adopted hometown of Nazareth, Pa. In an incredible tale of two brothers, from these humble beginnings Mario went on to rock star status due to his [...]

Ingram: ‘Silicon Hills’ Right For F1?
Friday, May 28, 2010 – 6:59 | One Comment
Ingram: ‘Silicon Hills’ Right For F1?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Is the city of Austin the right location for Formula One’s return to the U.S.?
Including other major Texas cities, Austin is certainly a market big enough to host F1 and brings with it the allure of the American West, old-fashioned cowboy values and a new-fangled high tech image as well. [...]

Ecclestone Says F1 To Austin in 2012
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 – 13:45 | 4 Comments
Ecclestone Says F1 To Austin in 2012

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In an announcement that appeared on Formula One’s official website, F1 is scheduled to return to the U.S. on a purpose-built track in Austin, Tex. in 2012. At a time when New York and New Jeresey were most prominently mentioned as the site of an F1 race, the choice of [...]

Ingram: Thanks For The Memories, NASCAR
Monday, May 24, 2010 – 10:17 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Thanks For The Memories, NASCAR

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is the sport’s first grand slam in a long time. Of all the changes wrought over the years in the sport, not many can claim to have met with universal acceptance. The Hall is the kind of project that can inspire [...]

Highcroft Wins Laguna Six-Hour
Saturday, May 22, 2010 – 23:59 | 2 Comments
Highcroft Wins Laguna Six-Hour

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Highcroft Racing’s duel versus the pole-winning Lola-Mazda of Dyson Racing ended with 25 minutes remaining, giving the Connecticut team a come from behind victory in the six-hour race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. After the Dyson car broke, the former Acura chassis now designated an HPD driven by David Brabham, [...]