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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

Flat Spot On: Earnhardt Jr. On The Road To Title?
Friday, Jun 22, 2012 – 6:56 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Earnhardt Jr. On The Road To Title?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I suppose I’m one of the few journalists who covered both the fatal crash of Dale Earnhardt Sr. in Daytona in 2001 and the crash three years later of Dale Earhardt Jr. that brought him as close to a fatal accident as he’s ever been. The incident occurred at the Infineon [...]

Flat Spot On: Americans, Imbroglios And Le Mans
Sunday, Jun 3, 2012 – 11:53 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Americans, Imbroglios And Le Mans

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
LE MANS, France – Top “Tweets” from the Le Mans Test Day:
1. As The Clouds Parted – …and the sunshine returned at the end of an overcast day, Audi’s e-tron quattro of veterans Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish and Dindo Capello outshined the new Toyota TS 030 by a gap of [...]

Toyota Hybrid Has Speed, Will Travel 24 Hours?
Saturday, Jun 2, 2012 – 13:00 | Comments Off
Toyota Hybrid Has Speed, Will Travel 24 Hours?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
LE MANS, France – There was thunder as the new Toyota TS 030 Hybrid broke cover at Le Mans for the first time. In place of traditional Toyota red seen previously, the Japanese company’s LMP1 class hybrid carried a blue paint scheme for its first “Vingt-Quatres Heures du Mans.”
The new panels, [...]

Flat Spot On: Could This Be Webber’s Year?
Monday, May 28, 2012 – 9:28 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Could This Be Webber’s Year?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

MONTE CARLO, Monaco – So now it’s three victories in a row for Red Bull Racing at Monaco and six races with six different winning faces during the current Formula 1 season.
The latest victor is Mark Webber, the former journeyman driver who has found his calling at Red Bull. Might he [...]

Flat Spot On: Daly ‘Flying High’ In Monaco
Saturday, May 26, 2012 – 18:45 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Daly ‘Flying High’ In Monaco

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MONTE CARLO, Monaco – Top Ten “Tweets” From Monaco:
1. First, the weather in Monaco: clear today and money tomorrow. (To learn more about F1’s upcoming IPO, please read on.)
2. American Conor Daly scaled new and different heights in his career exiting the tunnel in the GP3 race on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, [...]

Flat Spot On: If It’s Baroque – Don’t Fix It
Friday, May 25, 2012 – 10:54 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: If It’s Baroque – Don’t Fix It

MONTE CARLO, Monaco – Is the Monaco Grand Prix over-rated?
Is this Grand Dame a dowager, dottering along within the skirts of tradition and the Mediterranean city’s cachet as a playground of the rich and famous, ignoring the onset of the KERS and Drag Reduction System that have made F1 weekends more like free-for-alls? Will we [...]

Flat Spot On: Brad K. & Days of ‘Dega
Monday, May 7, 2012 – 15:34 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Brad K. & Days of ‘Dega

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
TALLADEGA, Ala. – The past, present and future were much in evidence at Talladega on Sunday at the Aaron’s 499. The top ten examples:
1. The Heat
Past: The heat on the plains of Alabama used to be generated by one race date annually in August. Or, it was the “discussions” about [...]

Flat Spot On: On The Road To IndyCar Ovals
Monday, Apr 2, 2012 – 16:19 | One Comment
Flat Spot On: On The Road To IndyCar Ovals

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – It’s not surprising to hear that IndyCar is angling to extend its current contract with the Barber Motorsports Park beyond the 2013 season. The combination of the Indycars, the Grand-Am series and springtime at the beautiful Alabama facility built by George Barber are clearly a winning
combination.
So which is most decisive: the racing [...]

Flat Spot On: Frontier Justice On The Last Lap?
Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 – 8:18 | 2 Comments
Flat Spot On: Frontier Justice On The Last Lap?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
SEBRING, Fla. – So what really happened over there at Turn 3 in the shards of light glaring in the dust on the last lap of the GT contest in the Sebring 12-hour?
Check the replay if you like, now available at ESPN3.com, but it won’t solve this one. It may be [...]

Flat Spot On: Sebring 12-Hour Race Turns 60
Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 – 16:13 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Sebring 12-Hour Race Turns 60

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
SEBRING, Fla. – Top Ten Tweets from Sebring’s 60th anniversary 12-Hour (compiled, extended, unabridged, annotated, not previously published version):
1. The race day crowd at the Sebring International Raceway was judged to be up this year – making it the biggest ever 12-hour throng after a decade of growth under the aegis [...]