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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

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 [...]

Ingram: Saturday Night Becomes Sunday Afternoon
Monday, Mar 8, 2010 – 9:01 | Comments Off
Ingram: Saturday Night Becomes Sunday Afternoon

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Hampton, Ga. –  It might impugn the integrity of Saturday night short tracks to suggest events at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday seemed more minor league than major. But Carl Edwards’ single-minded pursuit of Brad Keselowski was reminiscent of a grudge match at the local [...]

Atlanta Wrap Up: Busch Thrills, Feud Sends Chills
Sunday, Mar 7, 2010 – 19:42 | 2 Comments
Atlanta Wrap Up: Busch Thrills, Feud Sends Chills

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Hampton, Ga. – Things got upside down and sideways in the Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta before Kurt Busch finally won a race extended 16 laps by two green-white-checkered finishes.
Brad Keselowski got turned upside down by a payback from Carl Edwards with two laps left in regulation time and then [...]

Atlanta Is Side Drafting Heaven
Saturday, Mar 6, 2010 – 7:47 | Comments Off
Atlanta Is Side Drafting Heaven

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Hampton, Ga. – There’s a lot of speculation about how the return of a blade spoiler in place of a rear wing will affect racing in the Sprint Cup. Ryan Newman believes the result will be more side-by-side racing and more passing due to side drafting.
Fans may get a preview [...]

Earnhardt Earns AMS Pole
Friday, Mar 5, 2010 – 19:32 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Earns AMS Pole

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Hampton, Ga. – As temperatures dropped in the fading evening light at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, pole winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. was cool with his lap when he climbed out after qualifying. He was neither ecstatic nor nonchalant, instead acting more like a driver who’s been to the top of [...]

US F1 Is Officially Out
Thursday, Mar 4, 2010 – 17:03 | One Comment
US F1 Is Officially Out

Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The FIA has published its official entry list of 12 teams and has denied the bid by US F1 to hold the 13th and final official entry. Instead, the FIA will allow new candidates to apply for the 13th position for the 2011 season.
“The US team have indicated that they will not [...]