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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

Honda Staying in ALMS
Monday, Nov 23, 2009 – 15:49 | Comments Off
Honda Staying in ALMS

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Honda Performance Development will continue its participation in the American Le Mans Series with the Patron Highcroft Racing team in 2010. Highcroft will field an updated version of the original LMP2 class Acura prototype.
The car will provide a platform for the development of a new engine from HPD as Honda continues [...]

Ingram: Johnson or Pearson?
Monday, Nov 23, 2009 – 9:03 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Johnson or Pearson?

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
It’s not surprising to hear all the well-deserved accolades for Jimmie Johnson after his unprecedented fourth straight Sprint Cup championship. Johnson is one of the all-time greats. But is he a better driver than David Pearson?
In October’s vote for the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, it was [...]

US F1 Near Deal With Driver
Friday, Nov 20, 2009 – 17:20 | 4 Comments
US F1 Near Deal With Driver

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Argentinian Jose Maria Lopez has an agreement with the US F1 to drive in 2010 contingent upon sponsorship. The Automobile Club of Argentina is backing the 26-year-old, who has not participated in F1 since working as a test driver for Renault in 2005 and 2006.
“It’s a new team, which faces [...]

US F1 Putting U.S. Back In F1
Thursday, Nov 19, 2009 – 7:30 | 5 Comments
US F1 Putting U.S. Back In F1

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Huntersville, N.C. – Before he launched the US F1 team, Ken Anderson was better known within the inner sanctums of motor racing.
Typically, he’s gone about the business of entering the rarified atmosphere of Formula One without a lot of fanfare, relying on his own engineering skills and connections within the industry.
“I’ve [...]

Ingram: Talent On Display in Phoenix, Pomona
Monday, Nov 16, 2009 – 9:28 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Talent On Display in Phoenix, Pomona

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
On a weekend when Tony Schumacher clinched his sixth straight Top Fuel championship at Pomona, Jimmie Johnson put himself in line to win his fourth straight Sprint Cup title after leaving behind nothing but scorched earth at Phoenix.
Unless something goes unexpectedly wrong at Homestead next weekend, [...]

Ingram: Martin A Miracle Man?
Monday, Nov 9, 2009 – 8:51 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Martin A Miracle Man?

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The past week produced a remarkable batch of late fall racing news. One writer’s view of the top ten stories.
1. Prior to the Texas race, Mark Martin was headed for yet another runner-up finish or even third in the Sprint Cup championship. Yet [...]

Ingram: Sorry, Talladega Was A Hoot
Thursday, Nov 5, 2009 – 11:09 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Sorry, Talladega Was A Hoot

According to legend, when the Native Americans cursed the land where the Talladega Superspeedway was built, they turned and walked away without ever Tweeting or looking back . Well, perhaps it’s part of the curse they left behind that now you can’t leave the place without looking back.
So here I am looking back on Sunday’s [...]

Ingram: Flips A Result of NASCAR Slips?
Monday, Nov 2, 2009 – 9:13 | 4 Comments
Ingram: Flips A Result of NASCAR Slips?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Talladega, Ala. – What now for NASCAR officials? There was yet another Air Talladega moment, but no big finish to take the edge off as Jamie McMurray’s Ford led the field home under yellow in the Amp Energy 500.
The COT’s chassis and rollcage saved Ryan [...]

Time Machine: New Fences Not New At Talladega
Saturday, Oct 31, 2009 – 7:56 | Comments Off
Time Machine: New Fences Not New At Talladega

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Talladega, Ala. – When eight additional feet of fencing greeted fans at the Talladega Superspeedway on Halloween weekend, it was a reminder of one of the truly scariest moments in the track’s long history of danger.
The fence in front of the main grandstand was extended to 22 feet high after an [...]

The Monday Morning Crew Chief: USF1 To Grow With Busch?
Monday, Oct 26, 2009 – 8:16 | 5 Comments
The Monday Morning Crew Chief: USF1 To Grow With Busch?

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
If NASCAR Valley is the source for America’s next Formula One car, it seems fitting that Kyle Busch is being wooed by the US F1 team.
We might have learned more about KB’s ability in F1 machinery last year when he was invited by Toyota to test its car. But NASCAR [...]