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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

Dixon Has Pole In Japan, Briscoe Has Control
Friday, Sep 18, 2009 – 6:58 | Comments Off
Dixon Has Pole In Japan, Briscoe Has Control

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Motegi, Japan – Ryan Briscoe is not the kind of driver who hears footsteps when he’s in a close battle for a race victory – or a championship. “I’d rather have people behind me,” said the Penske Racing driver, who leads the IndyCar championship over Dario Franchitti by 25 points [...]

Questions About Her Future Follow Danica To Japan
Thursday, Sep 17, 2009 – 16:12 | 5 Comments
Questions About Her Future Follow Danica To Japan

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Motegi, Japan – Danica Patrick took the racing world by storm on a rainy spring weekend at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit last year when she became the first woman to win an IndyCar race. In this year’s return of the series to the Japanese track on a balmy September [...]

Monday Morning Crew Chief: Old Not In Way In The Chase
Monday, Sep 14, 2009 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Monday Morning Crew Chief: Old Not In Way In The Chase

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
A different former Washington Redskin football coach came to mind at Richmond after Denny Hamlin won the race in the Toyota of car owner Joe Gibbs, the three-time Super Bowl winner with the Redskins. It was the affable but intense George Allen who coined the [...]

Monday Morning Crew Chief: The King Reigns Again
Monday, Sep 7, 2009 – 10:00 | One Comment
Monday Morning Crew Chief: The King Reigns Again

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Hampton, Ga. – Evidently, the demise of Atlanta as a NASCAR hub is greatly exagerated. How fitting that Richard Petty, one of the men who helped build the sport, ended up with driver Kasey Kahne in victory lane in front of a near-capacity crowd.
It looks like the Labor Day weekend [...]

Buckler Wheeling In Grand-Am, Dealing in Sprint Cup
Sunday, Sep 6, 2009 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Buckler Wheeling In Grand-Am, Dealing in Sprint Cup

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Hampton, Ga. – It’s been quite a week for TRG Motorsports owner Kevin Buckler, literally a wheeler and a dealer. On the same day he  drove his Porsche around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Buckler signed up a series champion for his Sprint Cup team.
The former Rolex 24 at Daytona winner [...]

Monday Morning Crew Chief: Ambrose King of The Road?
Monday, Aug 31, 2009 – 17:05 | One Comment
Monday Morning Crew Chief: Ambrose King of The Road?

By Jonthan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
There are those who might have questioned Marcos Ambrose’s intelligence when he left his native Tasmania and Australia behind to pursue a career in the Sprint Cup after two V8 Supercar championships and a near miss of three straight.
But since a stellar performance at Bristol where he finished third in [...]

Brabham Wins At Mosport
Sunday, Aug 30, 2009 – 19:45 | Comments Off
Brabham Wins At Mosport

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Bowmanville, Ont. – On a cool August day at Mosport, the Patron Highcroft Racing team completed a flawless weekend with a victory by Scott Sharp and David Brabham that brought the Acura drivers one step closer to icing an LMP1 championship.
In an uncharacteristically choppy performance during the eighth round of [...]

Highcroft’s High Continues At Mosport
Saturday, Aug 29, 2009 – 18:10 | Comments Off
Highcroft’s High Continues At Mosport

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Bowmanville, Ont. – David Brabham put his Highcoft Racing Acura on the limit at the harrowing Turns 1 and 2 to claim the pole at Mosport International Raceway. After breaking the four-race winning streak of de Ferran Motorsports at Road America, the Highcroft team sustained momentum in the tight battle [...]

Bet On Edwards And Ambrose Having Grand Time This Weekend
Saturday, Aug 29, 2009 – 9:19 | Comments Off
Bet On Edwards And Ambrose Having Grand Time This Weekend

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Can NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers Carl Edwards and Marcos Ambrose win the Grand-Am Rolex Series race in Montreal?
“We don’t expect to win it, but we want to put up a good challenge,” said Ambrose.
The Australian and Edwards will become the latest NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers to participate in the Grand-Am [...]

O’Connell Has Become Accidental Sports Car Star
Friday, Aug 28, 2009 – 15:50 | Comments Off
O’Connell Has Become Accidental Sports Car Star

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Sometimes upside down becomes right side up.
When a rear wishbone snapped on Johnny O’Connell’s Reynard chassis and it hit the wall in Turn 4 at the newly opened Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 1996, the car flipped and slid several hundred yards down the front straight upside down. It wasn’t [...]