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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

Ranger Appears To Be Top Canadian Prospect
Tuesday, Aug 25, 2009 – 15:30 | One Comment
Ranger Appears To Be Top Canadian Prospect

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Can a young man from Quebec climb the ladder and make it big in NASCAR? The flip side of this question: Can NASCAR ever make it big in Canada, a country long dedicated to road racing?
Andrew Ranger, aged 22, may be the answer to both questions.
The driver who hails from [...]

Monday Morning Crew Chief: E Is For Effort
Monday, Aug 24, 2009 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Monday Morning Crew Chief: E Is For Effort

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
This week’s edition of Monday Morning Crew Chief:
* There’s no cheering in the press box – even if you’re holding the leader’s number in the $20 pool. But the rules are different during an off weekend at home sitting in front of the TV. So I spent the telecast of [...]

Monday Morning Crew Chief: Roads Paved With Question Marks
Monday, Aug 17, 2009 – 11:40 | Comments Off
Monday Morning Crew Chief: Roads Paved With Question Marks

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
This week’s edition of Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Just my luck. At the same time Dale Earnhardt Jr. dropped in at Road America for a surprise visit on Saturday evening, I was on the opposite side of the track. While he was watching from the inside of Turn 5, I was [...]

David Brabham Defeats de Ferran at Elkhart
Sunday, Aug 16, 2009 – 19:00 | Comments Off
David Brabham Defeats de Ferran at Elkhart

David Brabham was the speediest at Road America on Sunday.

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Elkhart Lake, Wis. – In a battle of two master craftsmen on one of America’s finest road racing circuits, David Brabham held off the challenge from Gil de Ferran for the last 14 laps to bring Highcroft Racing the victory [...]

De Ferran Has Big Day At Road America
Saturday, Aug 15, 2009 – 18:20 | Comments Off
De Ferran Has Big Day At Road America

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Elkhart Lake, Wis. – While the rest of the world is all a-Twitter these days, Gil de Ferran is merely tweaking.
In his last tour as a driver, de Ferran drove to the pole at Road America on Saturday aboard his XM Acura, edging the Patron Acura of David Brabham by [...]

Johansson’s Car Could Electrify Racing
Friday, Aug 14, 2009 – 13:10 | One Comment
Johansson’s Car Could Electrify Racing

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Stefan Johansson has competed in just about every type of car in single seater racing and sports cars. From the over-powered, oversteering Porsche 935 in endurance racing to a high-boost Ferrari turbo in Formula One and a Reynard chassis at the Indy 500, the Swede’s career has included some unique [...]

Monday Morning Crew Chief: Recalling The Original Ringer
Monday, Aug 10, 2009 – 11:22 | 6 Comments
Monday Morning Crew Chief: Recalling The Original Ringer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
This week’s edition of Monday Morning Crew Chief:
“Road course ringers” became a hotter-than-usual topic at Watkins Glen this weekend. When Marcos Ambrose put a surprising but incredibly clean move on Kyle Busch to win the Nationwide Series race, the offended driver and other veterans cried foul in unison.
Next thing you [...]

Porsche Driver To Take on V-8 Guys
Friday, Aug 7, 2009 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Porsche Driver To Take on V-8 Guys

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Andy Lally has it all backwards.
When a road racing driver moves to the Sprint Cup, it’s usually from a car with a big V-8 in the front. Before they became the Sprint Cup’s favorite road course ringers, Ron Fellows and Boris Said raced Camaros and Mustangs in the Trans-Am Series. [...]

Leaner Corvettes Ready To Take On The World
Thursday, Aug 6, 2009 – 6:49 | Comments Off
Leaner Corvettes Ready To Take On The World

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
There’s a lot riding on the new GT2 class entry from the factory Corvette Racing team. Veiled in secrecy for 18 months, it makes its debut in the American Le Mans Series at the Mid-Ohio circuit on Saturday.
A survivor of GM’s bankruptcy, the new Corvette C6.R is charged with carrying [...]

Ingram: Push-Button Racing Comes To Pass
Monday, Aug 3, 2009 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Ingram: Push-Button Racing Comes To Pass

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In today’s edition of Monday Morning Crew Chief we find:
My grandmother’s 1957 Plymouth Belvedere had a push-button automatic transmission. Much like the old push-button radio dials or a juke box, to get in gear you selected the correct letter on the dash and punched in the raised button. It had [...]