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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: 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 [...]

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. [...]