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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

Dixon Wins ‘BumperCar’ Pole at Mid-Ohio
Saturday, Aug 6, 2011 – 15:57 | Comments Off
Dixon Wins ‘BumperCar’ Pole at Mid-Ohio

By  Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Steam Corners, Ohio –  Scott Dixon won the pole for the Honday Indy 200, which means he’s in the best position to avoid the BumperCar Series that has emerged in place of the IZOD IndyCar series during the recent Canadian swing.
The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course layout has always been a tight [...]

Ingram: Back Home Again At The Brickyard
Sunday, Jul 31, 2011 – 18:58 | Comments Off
Ingram: Back Home Again At The Brickyard

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Here’s to cheeseheads at Indy.
Paul Menard and his father John, the Wisconsinites who never seemed to get the job done at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway or in the Sprint Cup, pulled off a stunning victory in the Brickyard 400 on Sunday.
Driving with sponsorship from his father’s company in [...]

Ingram: Countdown To USGP in Austin
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 – 7:11 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Countdown To USGP in Austin

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
With less than a year to go for the return of the USGP at the Circuit of the Americas, a Top Ten view of Formula 1 after the German Grand Prix:
1. Can Fernando Alonso catch Sebastian Vettel to avenge his loss in last year’s world [...]

Muscle Milk Rebounds To Win Mosport
Sunday, Jul 24, 2011 – 18:25 | Comments Off
Muscle Milk Rebounds To Win Mosport

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Wrtiter
RacinToday.com
Despite setbacks in practice and the race, Lucas Luhr and Klaus Graf drove their AMR/Lola to victory at Mosport, coming home with a 28.4-second margin over the Dyson Racing Lola-Mazda. “We’ve been hit by everything this weekend,”said Graf of the two hour, 45-minute ALMS race. “What a roller coaster. [...]

Ingram: Slap Promoters For Traffic, Parking Woes
Monday, Jul 18, 2011 – 9:40 | 5 Comments
Ingram: Slap Promoters For Traffic, Parking Woes

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Once upon a time during NASCAR history, a man named Les Richter conducted a time and motion study. As the vice president of competition for NASCAR’s premier Winston Cup series, Richter wanted to know how much time team members spent standing in line each weekend in order to get a [...]

Ingram: Bad Traffic, Blown Calls And Diffusers
Monday, Jul 11, 2011 – 7:44 | One Comment
Ingram: Bad Traffic, Blown Calls And Diffusers

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
If controversy fuels motor racing – and what racing writer is going to argue with that premise? – it was a banner weekend for the sport.
It started early at the first ever Sprint Cup race held by Kentucky Speedway, where some fans never did get in due to traffic problems. [...]

Ragan, Logano Making Silly Season Progress?
Monday, Jul 4, 2011 – 9:11 | Comments Off
Ragan, Logano Making Silly Season Progress?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Top Ten from Daytona:
1. Two drivers with big question marks over their heads came into the Sprint Cup race at Daytona and one came out with a victory – David Ragan – because he made all the right moves and had help from his Roush [...]

Porsche Is Set To Return To LMP1 At Le Mans
Friday, Jul 1, 2011 – 12:06 | Comments Off
Porsche Is Set To Return To LMP1 At Le Mans

Porsche AG has announced the company’s return to competition in the premier LMP1 category at the Le Mans 24-hour in 2014. It will be the German marque’s first commitment to winning the race over-all at the famed French race since its victory in 1998.
The company’s director of motorsports said Porsche will consider building a hybrid [...]

Austin Endorses F1 Track
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 – 18:15 | Comments Off
Austin Endorses F1 Track

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
After three weeks of deliberation, the Austin City Council voted to officially endorse the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix event to be held in neighboring Travis County in June of 2012. The 5 to 2 vote in favor of the event came after lobbying by representatives of the Circuit [...]

Ingram: Austin’s Decision – Status Quo Or F1
Saturday, Jun 25, 2011 – 16:26 | 11 Comments
Ingram: Austin’s Decision – Status Quo Or F1

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In a city named after a statesman and with a newspaper using the same generic noun, there’s not much statesmanship going on in Austin when it comes to the future of the Formula One race scheduled for June of 2012. Watching the sausage being made while democracy collides with F1’s current era [...]