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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

Peugeot Draws First Blood From Audi At Petit
Friday, Sep 30, 2011 – 17:36 | Comments Off
Peugeot Draws First Blood From Audi At Petit

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Anthony Davidson drove the Peugeot 908 to the pole for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, where two of the French factory cars will share the first two rows with the cars of Audi Sport Team Joest.
Qualifying on the the front row with Davidson was Timo Bernhard, who posted the [...]

Aston Martin Wins At Laguna Seca
Sunday, Sep 18, 2011 – 8:48 | Comments Off
Aston Martin Wins At Laguna Seca

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
After a season of frustration in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, Aston Martin Racing’s factory team finally found its way to victory lane in LMP1 at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in the six-hour American Le Mans Series race with an AMR Lola Coupe. Drivers Stefan Mucke, Adrian Fernandez and Harold [...]

Kane, Al Masaood Win Baltimore Street Fight
Monday, Sep 5, 2011 – 8:29 | Comments Off
Kane, Al Masaood Win Baltimore Street Fight

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacingToday.com
Steven Kane left the pits before the sister Dyson Racing Lola-Mazda in the first round of stops and that was enough to bring him and Humaid Al Masaood their first victory in the American Le Mans Series LMP1 class at the inaugural race through the Baltimore harbor district. Despite delays in [...]

Ingram: Documentary Gets Inside Yellow Helmet
Monday, Aug 29, 2011 – 12:25 | 4 Comments
Ingram: Documentary Gets Inside Yellow Helmet

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Top 10 takes by one writer on “Senna”, which opened at theatres nationally in the U.S. this month:
1. Using the long familiar helmet in Brazilian yellow as a leitmotif, the film by Asif Kapadia pushes the boundaries of a documentary much in the same manner Ayrton [...]

Ingram: Danica Cuts Her Own NASCAR Path
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 – 7:14 | 5 Comments
Ingram: Danica Cuts Her Own NASCAR Path

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Shortly we’ll hear all the details – team owners, the schedule, etc. – in the case of Danica Patrick moving from IndyCar to NASCAR as a full-time driver.
Which type of NASCAR convert will her case turn out to be? Will it turn out like Dario [...]

Graf Wins Close One At Road America
Sunday, Aug 21, 2011 – 7:37 | Comments Off
Graf Wins Close One At Road America

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Klaus Graf edged Guy Smith by 0.112 seconds after a 30-minute duel to claim the victory at Road America in the Lola-Aston Martin of Team Cytosport. “They kept telling me to save fuel and to push hard,” said Graf, who last year lost the race in Wisconsin when his Porsche [...]

Ingram: Why Not Race In The Wet at Glen?
Monday, Aug 15, 2011 – 10:48 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Why Not Race In The Wet at Glen?

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
I wish NASCAR’s Sprint Cup would start racing in the rain at Watkins Glen. While the disastrous IndyCar finish in New Hampshire confirmed the obvious that it’s impossible to race in the rain on an oval, it can be done by the Sprint Cup competitors at places like the Glen.
The [...]

Ingram: Mid-Ohio Retains Charm After 25 Years
Tuesday, Aug 9, 2011 – 7:02 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Mid-Ohio Retains Charm After 25 Years

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Steam Corners, Ohio – Top Ten from the ALMS/IZOD IndyCar weekend at Mid-Ohio:
1. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 racing seasons since I drove my new Honda Accord into the pasture adjacent to Les Griebling’s Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (after dropping off my $10 bill to the family [...]

Dixon Dominates, Franchitti Stretches Points Lead
Sunday, Aug 7, 2011 – 17:22 | Comments Off
Dixon Dominates, Franchitti Stretches Points Lead

Steam Corners, Ohio – But for a brief scoring technicality that put teammate Dario Franchitti in front and a rookie’s out-of-kilter pit strategy, pole winner Scott Dixon dominated the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The New Zealander claimed his third victory at the 2.4-mile circuit since 2007 and championship points leader [...]

Muscular Graf, Tip-Toeing Henzler Win In ALMS
Saturday, Aug 6, 2011 – 18:21 | Comments Off
Muscular Graf, Tip-Toeing Henzler Win In ALMS

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Steam Corners, Ohio – Rain played havoc in the final hour of the American Le Mans Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. When the race was stopped by a red flag with a little more than 15 minutes remaining, the Lola Aston Martin of Muscle Milk Racing, which [...]