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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: The Rivalry Continues
Saturday, Jan 28, 2012 – 8:47 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: The Rivalry Continues

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Due to its status as the first major circuit race on the calendar each year, the Rolex 24 at Daytona has been a calling card to the rest of the world for American road racing for 50 years. What a ride it’s been since Dan Gurney waited on the banking and [...]

Foyt’s Knee Surgery Prevents Daytona Visit
Friday, Jan 27, 2012 – 15:14 | Comments Off
Foyt’s Knee Surgery Prevents Daytona Visit

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A.J. Foyt, the Grand Marshall of the 50th Anniversary of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, cancelled his appearance at the event due to illness. Foyt had complications from recent knee surgery, but is expected to make a full recovery.
“I am really sorry that I can’t be there this weekend,” said Foyt [...]

Danica Patrick Says She Won’t Drive In Indy 500
Monday, Jan 23, 2012 – 12:49 | 2 Comments
Danica Patrick Says She Won’t Drive In Indy 500

CONCORD, N. C. – Danica Patrick announced Monday that she will not drive in this year’s Indianapolis 500.
Instead, she will race in the Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Memorial Day weekend.
Patrick made the announcement during the first day of the annual Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour in North Carolina.
“I hope [...]

Peugeot Scores Controversial Win At Petit Le Mans
Sunday, Oct 2, 2011 – 1:00 | Comments Off
Peugeot Scores Controversial Win At Petit Le Mans

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Petit Le Mans ended early and in controversy when a battle for the lead left Romain Dumas and his Audi R18 TDI crashed against the barrier on the back straight of Road Atlanta.
The incident, which occurred with 255 miles remaining in the 1,000-mile race, paved the way for a Peugeot [...]

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 [...]