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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: Johnson To Continue Playing Spoiler?
Monday, Mar 29, 2010 – 11:16 | One Comment
Ingram: Johnson To Continue Playing Spoiler?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The speculation runs in both directions: The new rear spoiler may help Jimmie Johnson or it may hurt the dominance of his Hendrick Motorsports Chevy. I doubt it will make much difference one way or the other.
Back in the old days – when the rear [...]

Ingram: Hello Spoiler, Good-bye Rear Wing
Monday, Mar 22, 2010 – 12:08 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Hello Spoiler, Good-bye Rear Wing

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The switch to a spoiler on the COT chassis, which will help make it more of the car of yesteryear as well as the car of tomorrow, is a bit like team owners changing crew chiefs when things aren’t working right for one of their drivers. [...]

Bourdais Spins, Rival Peugeot Wins at Sebring
Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 – 0:04 | 2 Comments
Bourdais Spins, Rival Peugeot Wins at Sebring

Sebring, Fla. – It was fitting that an armadillo ambled onto the track shortly after sunset during the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring – and then safely made it to the other side of the wide expanse of concrete at Turn 17. This was one wacky race, although typical of the difficult conditions that [...]

Peugeot Looking Good At Sebring
Saturday, Mar 20, 2010 – 15:39 | 3 Comments
Peugeot Looking Good At Sebring

Sebring, Fla. – The high-tech cars are often considered the stars in sports car racing. Judging by a circuit packed with all manner of vehicles and fans on foot, the phenomenal Peugeot 908 HDi’s continue to draw a crowd despite the absence of Audi from the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring for the first [...]

Newbie Gene Wins Sebring Pole
Friday, Mar 19, 2010 – 16:23 | One Comment
Newbie Gene Wins Sebring Pole

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Sebring, Fla. – A rookie to the prototype division of the American Le Mans Series won the pole at Sebring for the veteran Peugeot Sport team. Marc Gene, a veteran of Formula One and a winner at the Le Mans 24-hour last year, said the track at Sebring would shock [...]

Time Machine: Herrmann ‘In Luck” With Porsche
Friday, Mar 19, 2010 – 14:59 | 3 Comments
Time Machine: Herrmann ‘In Luck” With Porsche

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Sebring, Fla. – Now celebrating the 50th anniversary of his first major victory as a Porsche works driver, Hans Herrmann sometimes raced airplanes down the back straight when he first began competing in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. But the course, which used one of the Sebring Airport’s runways as part of [...]

Ingram: ALMS Begins Transitional Season
Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 – 17:38 | 2 Comments
Ingram: ALMS Begins Transitional Season

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Sebring, Fla. – When Don Panoz launched the American Le Mans Series in 1999, he adopted a familiar motto: Build it and they will come. Is the ALMS in need of some repairs one year into its second decade?
A thin field of prototypes at the season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours [...]

Biofuel OK’d For Use In ALMS
Monday, Mar 15, 2010 – 18:34 | Comments Off
Biofuel OK’d For Use In ALMS

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
An isobutanol blend of BP has been approved for official use in the American Le Mans Series, where the Dyson Racing team intends to campaign the season while competing for the LMP championship in a Lola-Mazda using the biofuel.
The racing application is in advance of plans by BP and DuPont [...]

Ingram: Skullduggery At Work In Atlanta? 
Monday, Mar 15, 2010 – 6:52 | One Comment
Ingram: Skullduggery At Work In Atlanta? 

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Among the discussions and brickbats about Carl Edwards intentionally wrecking a rival in Atlanta, one question has often been overlooked. You have to wonder if Brad Keselowski would have been rammed by Edwards if the latter’s teammate was leading the race.
When drivers are regularly allowed to [...]

US F1 Owners Face Penalties
Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 – 15:45 | One Comment
US F1 Owners Face Penalties

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
On the eve of the first round of the Formula One World Championship in Bahrain, the FIA began looking into penalties for US F1 directors Ken Anderson and Peter Windsor, who failed to get cars to the grid for Sunday’s season-opening race in Bahrain despite an official entry. Elsewhere, the sport’s [...]