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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: 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 [...]

Ingram: Chitwood, Daytona Crew Stepped Up
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 – 18:04 | Comments Off
Ingram: Chitwood, Daytona Crew Stepped Up

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Some post-race observations at this year’s Daytona 500:
A Daytona 500 that failed to start on Sunday and ended on Tuesday is bound to be memorable. About the only thing missing from an unusual sequence of events was a victory by Dale Earnhardt Jr., who nevertheless ran [...]

Flat Spot On: Patrick And The Nega-Tweeters
Saturday, Feb 25, 2012 – 19:25 | 2 Comments
Flat Spot On: Patrick And The Nega-Tweeters

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – So the great Danica Patrick debate is on and the tweets are in.
There’s no escaping the question: Does she belong or is she just another pretty face?
It’s even become a mainstream question, which is always an accomplishment for motor racing. Patrick’s arrival in the Daytona 500 [...]

Flat Spot On: Daytona Bound
Monday, Feb 20, 2012 – 8:27 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Daytona Bound

It’s the time of year when the crisp, dry air seems to make the stars sparkle like the Hope Diamond.
Maybe it’s misbegotten optimism, but he’s up there as usual, marching low on the horizon from east to west with broad sword in hand. To much of the world, it’s Orion with his three-star belt and [...]

Lally’s Late Pass Seals GT Win At 24
Sunday, Jan 29, 2012 – 21:16 | One Comment
Lally’s Late Pass Seals GT Win At 24

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The results in the 45-car GT race in the Rolex 24 at Daytona mirrored the outcome among the Daytona Prototypes. A fender-banging pass in the late going sealed a victory fought over during the entire race among several front-running teams.
Driving for Magnus Racing, Andy Lally pushed [...]