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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

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 [...]

Allmendinger Steps Up, Closes Door at Rolex
Sunday, Jan 29, 2012 – 19:53 | 3 Comments
Allmendinger Steps Up, Closes Door at Rolex

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – On a weekend when Grand Marshall A.J. Foyt had to call in sick, another A.J. legend was born in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Driving the final stint for 2 hours and 48 minutes, A.J. Allmendinger battled with Scottish sports car racing great Allan McNish and then held [...]

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 [...]