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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

‘The Kid’ Turns 50, But Wanted A 49 Flat
Sunday, Jul 26, 2009 – 8:17 | Comments Off
‘The Kid’ Turns 50, But Wanted A 49 Flat

By  Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – When he smiles, Mark Martin’s face has more wrinkles than the NASCAR rulebook.
Known as “The Kid” during his days a teen sensation in the American Speed Association, Martin has come a long way since he raced cars out of barn-like shop in North Liberty, just up the road [...]

Pagenaud Punctures Brabham’s Bid For Win At Lime Rock
Saturday, Jul 18, 2009 – 19:40 | Comments Off
Pagenaud Punctures Brabham’s Bid For Win At Lime Rock

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
David Brabham’s bid to back up his Le Mans 24-hour victory was shaping up nicely at Lime Rock Park, scene of the fifth round of the American Le Mans Series. With 15 minutes to go, the Australian and his Highcroft Racing LMP1 Acura had a four-second lead over fellow Acura driver [...]

Chaotic Finish Gives Stewart The Victory At Daytona
Sunday, Jul 5, 2009 – 11:07 | One Comment
Chaotic Finish Gives Stewart The Victory At Daytona

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com 
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Restrictor plate racing at its hotly contested best – or worst – broke out again at the checkered flag at Daytona. By time the race ground to a halt, Kyle Busch’s car looked like it had been to the junkyard crusher after losing a duel [...]

Sun Trust And The Axe Win In Daytona
Saturday, Jul 4, 2009 – 17:15 | Comments Off
Sun Trust And The Axe Win In Daytona

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent

RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Max Angelelli closed the door on a late-race charge by Alex Gurney to win the Grand-Am Rolex Series race at Daytona for the Sun Trust Racing team by 0.270 seconds.
Known as “Max the Axe,” the Italian driver held his advantage in the infield by shutting down [...]

Grand-Am To Make Grand Matinee Debut
Friday, Jul 3, 2009 – 18:30 | Comments Off
Grand-Am To Make Grand Matinee Debut

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
RacingToday.com 
Daytona Beach, Fla. – The summer sports car race at the Daytona International Speedway for many years ran at midnight on July 4,  a road racing tradition that got pushed aside with the rising popularity of NASCAR. On Saturday, the sports car drivers of the Grand-Am Rolex Series are hoping [...]

Ingram: Racing Potentates Are Going, Going, Gone
Thursday, Jul 2, 2009 – 13:21 | Comments Off
Ingram: Racing Potentates Are Going, Going, Gone

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
 
The first half of the current season has finally cast doom over the once-respected livelihood known as the motor racing dictator.
This week the last solo American racing potentate, Tony George, lost a key seat of power in a sign of the changed times. An internal family boardroom movement separated George [...]

Ingram: Peugeot Will Need To Be More Than Just Fast at Le Mans
Friday, Jun 12, 2009 – 14:05 | Comments Off
Ingram: Peugeot Will Need To Be More Than Just Fast at Le Mans

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
A quarter million fans will gather this weekend around the eight-mile circuit in the French countryside to watch the 77th running of the Le Mans 24-hour sports car race. The fans will all have the same question in mind: can Team Peugeot beat Audi Sport?
To turn that question around to [...]

Ingram: Decision Time Has Arrived For Danica Patrick
Sunday, May 31, 2009 – 16:49 | Comments Off
Ingram: Decision Time Has Arrived For Danica Patrick

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent 
RacinToday.com
The day after Sunday’s IRL race in Milwaukee marks the starting line of contract negotiations for Danica Patrick. Free to talk with teams in NASCAR, will she elect to continue in IndyCars? More than likely.
 A third-place finish in the Indy 500 by Patrick has no doubt increased her confidence about [...]

You Don’t Need to Be Rich To Watch Monaco – But It Helps
Saturday, May 23, 2009 – 16:30 | One Comment
You Don’t Need to Be Rich To Watch Monaco –  But It Helps

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Monaco. It’s like no other city – or country – and no other race.
All the great drivers have raced in Monaco since the first race in 1929 and most of them have won on the streets that wind through the steep hillsides of the tiny principality best known for its [...]

Pagenaud Takes Record, Pole At Utah
Saturday, May 16, 2009 – 17:30 | Comments Off
Pagenaud Takes Record, Pole At Utah

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Tuele, Utah – Simon Pagenaud spanked the American Le Mans Series track record at the daunting 15-turn Miller Motorsports Park circuit to win the pole for the de Ferran Motorsports Acura team.
Aboard the radical “four square” LMP1 class ARX-02a design of Acura, the Frenchman dropped three seconds from his best [...]