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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

Three Teams Chasing Championship At Grand Finale
Friday, Oct 9, 2009 – 18:26 | One Comment
Three Teams Chasing Championship At Grand Finale

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
It’s difficult to find a championship favorite in the Grand-Am season finale in Saturday’s two hour, 30-minute race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, where three teams have a chance to win the Rolex Sports Car Series championship.
The Gainsco/Bob Stallings Racing team and drivers Alex Gurney and John Fogarty lead the points [...]

J.C. France Suspended By Grand-Am
Friday, Oct 9, 2009 – 17:00 | 2 Comments
J.C. France Suspended By Grand-Am

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
J.C. France, a veteran competitor in the Rolex Sports Car Series and son of current NASCAR board member Jim France, has been suspended indefinitely by the series after an arrest on drug charges in Daytona Beach following a traffic violation.
“Grand-Am has issued a penalty notice and suspended J.C. indefinitely from [...]

Monday Morning Crew Chief: JPM Stirring Things Up Again
Monday, Oct 5, 2009 – 18:15 | 2 Comments
Monday Morning Crew Chief: JPM Stirring Things Up Again

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Juan Pablo Montoya can be either princely or prickly, depending on the mercurial driver’s mood. He’s been more regal of late, after the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing team’s advancement into the Chase and the ongoing stellar performance in the first three races of the “post season.”
The [...]

Petit Le Mans Not A Washout In Points Department
Wednesday, Sep 30, 2009 – 17:30 | Comments Off
Petit Le Mans Not A Washout In Points Department

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Despite a race that will be remembered as the “petit” Petit Le Mans, full points were awarded participants in the American Le Mans Series event. With 25 points on the line for the winners at the season finale at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway on Oct. 10, the de Ferran Motorsports [...]

Ingram: Sports Cars Refuse To Stall Out
Monday, Sep 28, 2009 – 9:00 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Sports Cars Refuse To Stall Out

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Despite heavy rains and the flooding of the circuit at Road Atlanta, once again the Petit Le Mans demonstrated the staying power of the American Le Mans Series.
The weather may have produced a premature end, but it also underscored the commitment of fans. An estimated 30,000 [...]

Peugeot Comes Up Big At Petit
Friday, Sep 25, 2009 – 21:00 | Comments Off
Peugeot Comes Up Big At Petit

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Braselton, Ga. – Le Mans 24-hour winner Peugeot became a strong favorite to add the Petit Le Mans to its trophy case after qualifying at Road Atlanta. A brace of factory 908 HDI FAP’s swept the front row in the hands of Nicolas Minassian and Franck Montagny with little challenge [...]

Sharp’s Wreck Dulls Acura Hopes at Petit
Friday, Sep 25, 2009 – 8:05 | Comments Off
Sharp’s Wreck Dulls Acura Hopes at Petit

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Braselton, Ga. – The chances of an Acura pulling off an upset against the factory entries of Audi and Peugeot in the Petit Le Mans were set back Thursday when Scott Sharp’s ARX-02a cartwheeled into the fence at Turn 2. The driver quickly hopped out and walked away from the [...]

Monday Morning Crew Chief: Danica Tour Rolls On
Monday, Sep 21, 2009 – 8:00 | 2 Comments
Monday Morning Crew Chief: Danica Tour Rolls On

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacingToday.com
The Danica Patrick media tour/contract negotiations are closer to completion and what have we learned?
The most likely option continues to be re-signing with Michael Andretti’s team in the Indy Racing League with brief forays into a NASCAR Nationwide Series car.
For all the interest generated, there’s little substantive change for Patrick [...]

Briscoe Spins, Dixon Wins To Take Point Lead In Japan
Saturday, Sep 19, 2009 – 11:05 | Comments Off
Briscoe Spins, Dixon Wins To Take Point Lead In Japan

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Motegi, Japan – A spin by championship leader Ryan Briscoe on the pit road opened the door to IndyCar championship contenders Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti, who gladly obliged by finishing one-two at the Twin Ring Motegi.
Race winner Dixon and Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Franchitti moved up to one-two in [...]

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 [...]