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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: NASCAR and F1 Joined At Hip?
Monday, Dec 7, 2009 – 8:02 | 7 Comments
Ingram: NASCAR and F1 Joined At Hip?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The subjects of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Formula One have been coming up in the same sentence regularly these days. F1 drivers have been testing Sprint Cup cars, Marcos Ambrose received the Sir Jack Brabham Award, named for Australia’s three-time F1 champion, and there’s regular talk [...]

Hallam Brings F1 Perspective To NASCAR
Friday, Dec 4, 2009 – 3:10 | 4 Comments
Hallam Brings F1 Perspective To NASCAR

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Cornelius, N.C. – When Steve Hallam worked his first event with Michael Waltrip Racing at the outset of the season, he might have contemplated making it his last. Hallam was a highly decorated engineer at the world championship McLaren Mercedes F1 team in 2008 before leaving to take up stock car [...]

Ingram: His Fans Are Not Exactly Fanatical
Monday, Nov 30, 2009 – 7:38 | 4 Comments
Ingram: His Fans Are Not Exactly Fanatical

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Greetings from the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
In a very unofficial nationwide survey, I recently tried to find some Jimmie Johnson fans. I checked out bars and honky tonks in Atlanta. I talked to the neighbors. I called those I knew to be NASCAR fans on the East Coast and the [...]

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 [...]