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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: Earnhardt Jr. Now Down On Power
Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 – 13:00 | 5 Comments
Ingram: Earnhardt Jr. Now Down On Power

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
There is currently a lot of speculation about why Dale Earnhardt Jr. is not winning races, but it’s clear why he hasn’t recently been a dominant force at Talladega for the last five seasons. He’s been down on power since his glory days on the restrictor plate tracks with Dale [...]

Franchitti Loses Fenders, Wins A Race
Sunday, Apr 19, 2009 – 18:00 | Comments Off
Franchitti Loses Fenders, Wins A Race

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent 
RacinToday.com
Long Beach, Calif. – Even for a road racer, Dario Franchitti took a circuitous route to find victory lane in the streets of Long Beach. Driving for Target Chip Ganassi Racing, the Scotsman scored his first victory since his gambit to drive stock cars for Ganassi in NASCAR ended abruptly [...]

De Ferran Acura Claims ALMS Victory in Long Beach
Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 – 20:54 | Comments Off
De Ferran Acura Claims ALMS Victory in Long Beach

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent 
RacinToday.com
Long Beach, Calif. – The Acura ARX-02a of Gil de Ferran and Simon Pagenaud claimed victory in the American Le Mans Series sprint in the streets of Long Beach. The de Ferran Motorsports entry was leading the Highcroft Racing Acura of David Brabham by 9.5 seconds when a full-course caution [...]

Corvette That Made Dale Earnhardt Sr. Smile Set To Move Down
Friday, Apr 17, 2009 – 23:08 | One Comment
Corvette That Made Dale Earnhardt Sr. Smile Set To Move Down

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Corvette Racing will run its last GT1 class race in the American Le Mans Series during this weekend’s Long Beach Grand Prix.
Although a possible bankruptcy at GM could change current plans, the factory team is scheduled to return to the ALMS in August with a [...]

Brabham Grabs Pole at Long Beach
Friday, Apr 17, 2009 – 21:04 | Comments Off
Brabham Grabs Pole at Long Beach

Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent  
RacinToday.com
LONG BEACH, Calif. – David Brabham found the tire wall last year at Long Beach in qualifying and this year found himself on the pole when Gil de Ferran spun and hit the barriers to end the duel between the two Acura ARX-02a drivers. The Highcroft Racing Acura will start on [...]

Castroneves Acquitted, Will Race This Weekend
Friday, Apr 17, 2009 – 14:00 | Comments Off
Castroneves Acquitted, Will Race This Weekend

By Jonathan Ingram| Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com

Long Beach, Calif. — The jury was still out in the tax evasion trial of Helio Castroneves when the IndyCar teams arrived in California for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. But the verdict was in for Will Power, his temporary replacement at Penske Racing.

With a jury in Miami returning [...]

Acura Captures ALMS Victory In St. Pete
Saturday, Apr 4, 2009 – 17:30 | Comments Off
Acura Captures ALMS Victory In St. Pete

 By Jonathan Ingram
Special to RacinToday .com
St. Petersburg, Fla. – One of the new Acura ARX-02a’s faltered, but Highcroft Racing brought the Japanese manufacturer its first victory in the LMP1 category of the American Le Mans Series at St. Petersburg.
 The winners survived a slow opening when Scott Sharp hit the curbs on the fifth lap and fell [...]