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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

US F1 Furloughs Workers, Eyes 2011
Tuesday, Mar 2, 2010 – 18:30 | One Comment
US F1 Furloughs Workers, Eyes 2011

The US F1 team has shifted gears and is applying to retain its position in Formula One by postponing entry until 2011. Employes at its facility in Huntersville, N.C., were put on unpaid leave Tuesday afternoon and the team itself is under a reorganization that began last week.
In place of a withdrawal or dismissal by [...]

Ingram: Atlanta’s Spring Appeal Back On Track?
Monday, Mar 1, 2010 – 7:49 | One Comment
Ingram: Atlanta’s Spring Appeal Back On Track?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The Sprint Cup Series is leaving Las Vegas and headed to Atlanta. That brings up the question of whether a Sprint Cup date might be leaving Atlanta headed in the direction of either Las Vegas or the Kentucky Motor Speedway in 2011, which is shaping up [...]

FIA Reportedly Visiting US F1
Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 – 18:54 | One Comment
FIA Reportedly Visiting US F1

The FIA’s chief technical delegate has visited the headquarters of US F1 in Charlotte to examine the team’s capacity for entering Formula One, the British-based online site for Autosport magazine has reported, citing high-level sources.
Charlie Whiting, the chief technical officer of the FIA, was said to be visiting the team’s facilities on Wednesday, where approximately [...]

Ingram: US F1 Parks Hopes, Can It Restart Them?
Monday, Feb 22, 2010 – 8:20 | 7 Comments
Ingram: US F1 Parks Hopes, Can It Restart Them?

Jonathan Ingram |Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From The Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Is there such a thing as park and start in Formula One?
You might as well ask for a bailout.
That’s why it’s so odd that Ken Anderson, whose under-funded US F1 team has failed to produce a car, should suggest his team be given permission from the FIA, [...]

US F1 Appears Finished
Friday, Feb 19, 2010 – 20:01 | 5 Comments
US F1 Appears Finished

The race is on at US F1 to find an exit strategy to its failed bid to join the Formula One world championship. With the F1 season opener at Bahrain looming and pre-season testing drawing to a close, US F1 is out of money, has not completed its car and has yet to pick up [...]

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 [...]