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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: Gordon And Johnson Are Back At It
Monday, Apr 26, 2010 – 6:26 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Gordon And Johnson Are Back At It

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Talladega, Al. – You can take away Air Talladega by subtracting the rear wings, but Err Talladega lives on.
According to Jeff Gordon, for example, Jimmie Johnson made a really big error. “He’s testing my patience,” said Gordon of his teammate and the driver of the No. [...]

Ingram: Oh Hell, It Rained Again
Saturday, Apr 24, 2010 – 17:47 | Comments Off
Ingram: Oh Hell, It Rained Again

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Does it ever rain in Hell? On days like these, one wonders. Then again, maybe I’m just under the weather.
There was a time when a rainout such as Saturday’s washout at Talladega was an opportunity for writers to hang out in the garage with participants in what is now the [...]

Saturday A Wash At Talladega
Saturday, Apr 24, 2010 – 11:22 | Comments Off
Saturday A Wash At Talladega

Talladega, Ala. – NASCAR cancelled Saturday’s Sprint Cup qualifying at Talladega and postponed the Nationwide Series race until Sunday afternoon following the Sprint Cup race.
Central Alabama was under a severe weather watch including tornado warnings amid severe thunderstorms and possible hail.
“We decided after watching the Weather Channel and talking with local media people in Birmingham [...]

Ingram: ‘Big Bill’ Beat Big Competition
Monday, Apr 19, 2010 – 7:13 | Comments Off
Ingram: ‘Big Bill’ Beat Big Competition

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
I always thought Bill France Sr. would make a good subject for a one-man show, the kind where an actor portrays the life of a character without much help from anything other than an extraordinary life story to tell.
Just over 100 years after his birth, [...]

Pagenaud Wins With Late Pass
Saturday, Apr 17, 2010 – 21:36 | Comments Off
Pagenaud Wins With Late Pass

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Simon Pagenaud took the lead from a sliding Adrian Fernandez on the last lap to win the American Le Mans Series race at Long Beach. The driver of the Acura ARX-01C chassis lost the lead to the Lola-Aston Martin of Fernandez six minutes before the finish of the one hour [...]

Ingram: Gordon Hits The Rim At Phoenix
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 – 6:16 | Comments Off
Ingram: Gordon Hits The Rim At Phoenix

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief – on a Tuesday:
There’s a recurring thought that keeps reminding me of a basketball game in the middle of Sprint Cup races. And it’s not a Denny Hamlin story. And there are no knee injuries.
There are championships involved and it’s one opponent versus another, [...]

Castroneves Finds A Sweet Home In Alabama
Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 – 17:10 | Comments Off
Castroneves Finds A Sweet Home In Alabama

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Birmingham, Ala. – Will Power’s pursuit of three straight victories ended when a three-stop strategy backfired at Barber Motorsports Park, where Penske Racing teammate Helio Castroneves saved enough fuel to beat the faster cars of Power and Marco Andretti.
“We wanted to do something different,” said Castroneves, who started third behind [...]

Ganassi Racks Up Barber Win
Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 – 18:20 | One Comment
Ganassi Racks Up Barber Win

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Birmingham, Ala. – Loose cog? Missing man? No worries. The Chip Ganassi Racing machine rolls on.
Despite an injured crewman, the Ganassi team’s pit strategy and execution brought the team its second straight Grand-American Rolex Series victory in a two hour, 45-minute race at the Barber Motorsports Park.
Starting driver Memo Rojas [...]

Red-Hot Power On Barber Pole
Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 – 12:55 | Comments Off
Red-Hot Power On Barber Pole

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Birmingham, Ala. – It was a crimson tide that took the front row for the first IndyCar race in Alabama.
Riding on the softer Firestones marked by a red sidewall, Will Power claimed the pole at the Barber Motorsports Park in pursuit of a third straight victory in as many tries [...]

Ingram: Record Drive Out of Focus
Friday, Apr 9, 2010 – 17:52 | Comments Off
Ingram: Record Drive Out of Focus

At the Barber Motorsports Park this weekend, Will Power has a chance to become the first driver in IZOD IndyCar history to start the season with three straight victories since, well, since such records have been kept (by the Indy Racing League). After a remarkable comeback from two broken vertebrae last year, Power’s story is [...]