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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: 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 [...]

Ingram: Hamlin, JGR Hitting Stride Just In Time?
Monday, Jun 20, 2011 – 7:47 | One Comment
Ingram: Hamlin, JGR Hitting Stride Just In Time?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Were I tweeting, this would be my top 10 on Sunday (with footnotes):
1. Hamlin, M. Ford back on track at Michigan. Denny: “We made a magic adjustment and the car just took off.”
( No. 11 Crew Chief Mike Ford and his driver are on their [...]

Ingram: Gordon Takes 13 Years To Match First Six
Monday, Jun 13, 2011 – 5:28 | Comments Off
Ingram: Gordon Takes 13 Years To Match First Six

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
There was a rash of questions after a brilliant June weekend of racing. Here are one writer’s top ten questions – and answers.
1. Does his second victory of the season make Jeff Gordon the man of the moment in NASCAR?
At least he’s moved from being washed [...]

Waltrip In Prime Time Of His Career At Le Mans
Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 – 6:48 | 3 Comments
Waltrip In Prime Time Of His Career At Le Mans

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
A fictitious character dreamed up to sell a Mexican brand of beer has been dubbed The Most Interesting Man in the World for a series of TV ads. Is it possible there really is a person who qualifies for this title, a guy who was born in Owensboro, Ky. and will [...]

Ingram: Childress Puts NASCAR In A Headlock
Monday, Jun 6, 2011 – 6:46 | 12 Comments
Ingram: Childress Puts NASCAR In A Headlock

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Owning a Sprint Cup team is such a challenging undertaking that it’s required to be a labor of love as well as dedication. In a somewhat bizarre twist to this fact of racing life, team owner Richard Childress demonstrated his passion by pounding Kyle Busch in the garage [...]

Ingram: Crashing, Not Crying On Racing’s Big Day
Monday, May 30, 2011 – 9:35 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Crashing, Not Crying On Racing’s Big Day

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
1. Big motor races are so often a big start, a long middle and a big finish. That was not the case on this Memorial Day weekend. At Indy and Charlotte, big starts were followed by only a few muddles in the middle and exceptionally big surprise endings.
2. In Charlotte, [...]