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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

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 [...]

Ingram: A US F1 Post Mortem
Monday, Apr 5, 2010 – 6:33 | 2 Comments
Ingram: A US F1 Post Mortem

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
This weekend was supposed to be the first time a major racing team from Charlotte was competing on an Easter Sunday. Instead of racing in the Malaysian Grand Prix, the US F1 team officially fired employees who had been considered temporarily laid off via an [...]

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 [...]