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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: Faster Is Better At Daytona 500
Monday, Feb 15, 2010 – 8:48 | One Comment
Ingram: Faster Is Better At Daytona 500

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Just when it appeared NASCAR had patched up the Sprint Cup’s appeal, a patch was needed in Turn 2 to repair the asphalt prior to the finish of the Daytona 500. Oh well. After a splendid finish won by the rejuvenated Jamie McMurray, including the new [...]

Ingram: Legacy Teams Find Blue Sky
Monday, Feb 8, 2010 – 8:12 | One Comment
Ingram: Legacy Teams Find Blue Sky

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Daytona Beach, Fla. – A big, round slice of blue sky at the top of the ramp was a welcome sight to those who came into the infield at Daytona through the Turn 4 tunnel on the first day of stock car competition last weekend – [...]

Shootout Hints At Exciting Days Ahead
Sunday, Feb 7, 2010 – 0:13 | Comments Off
Shootout Hints At Exciting Days Ahead

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Kevin Harvick crossed the finish line first in his Richard Childress Racing Chevy, but a faster, braver NASCAR appeared to be the winner in the season-opening Budweiser Shootout.
An off-season decision by NASCAR officials to turn NASCAR racing back into a contact sport and a larger carburetor [...]

Danica The Show-Stopper In Daytona
Saturday, Feb 6, 2010 – 18:57 | 3 Comments
Danica The Show-Stopper In Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla. – Danica Mania arrived at Daytona during the ARCA 200. Although difficult to pinpoint the exact time of its arrival, it began aproximately on lap 53. That’s when stock car rookie Danica Patrick saved her Chevy after getting knocked into the tri-oval grass and began a comeback through the pack.
In a race [...]

Ingram: Gold Brickin’ At NASCAR Tracks?
Monday, Feb 1, 2010 – 10:18 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Gold Brickin’ At NASCAR Tracks?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
I guess I’m stuck between a rock and a gold brick when it comes to the announcement by NASCAR that it’s cutting back on the race purses.
I’ve said all along during the Great Recession that the Sprint Cup teams will manage to get the cars around [...]

A De-beauty! Action Express Wins Rolex 24
Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 – 19:26 | 2 Comments
A De-beauty! Action Express Wins Rolex 24

By Jonathan Ingram  | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – The first race is often the hardest for a newly formed team. For Action Express Racing, the first race was also the most difficult on the Grand-Am schedule. But in one of the biggest upsets in Rolex 24 at Daytona history, the new team won the [...]

“Hare” Becomes A Late-Night Casualty In 24
Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 – 1:41 | One Comment
“Hare” Becomes A Late-Night Casualty In 24

Editor’s Note: RacinToday has two reporters – Mike Harris and Jonathan Ingram, both veterans of the event – on site at the Rolex 24. They will periodically file updates, notes and features during the race and wrap the event up afterward.
By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Establishing a pace that keeps your team in [...]

Ganassi BMW Looking Good In 24
Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 – 20:50 | One Comment
Ganassi BMW Looking Good In 24

Editor’s Note: RacinToday has two reporters – Mike Harris and Jonathan Ingram, both veterans of the event – on site at the Rolex 24. They will periodically file updates, notes and features during the race and wrap the event up afterward.
By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – There were several rain men who [...]

Rain Could Turn 24 Into Episode Of Survival
Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 – 9:42 | One Comment
Rain Could Turn 24 Into Episode Of Survival

Editor’s Note: RacinToday has two reporters – Mike Harris and Jonathan Ingram, both veterans of the event – on site at the Rolex 24. They will periodically file updates, notes and features during the race and wrap the event up afterward.
Daytona Beach, Fla. – The Rolex 24 at Daytona and rain are no strangers. Three [...]

Ingram: Racing Great’s Long Distance Planning
Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 – 7:52 | 4 Comments
Ingram: Racing Great’s Long Distance Planning

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
What happens when a car company known for its racing heritage gets acquired by another car company where one of the brands is also known for its racing heritage?
As the curtain is set to rise on the circuit racing season at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the question concerns the company [...]