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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: Can You Spare A Dime To Fix That Drain?
Monday, May 23, 2011 – 13:26 | One Comment
Ingram: Can You Spare A Dime To Fix That Drain?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Top Ten observations from a weekend full of fast and furious racing:
1. Is a drain located in the infield grass capable of destroying a race car during a post-victory celebration similar to an exposed section of retaining wall without a SAFER Barrier? Should a race [...]

Highcroft, Honda End Le Mans Bid
Monday, May 16, 2011 – 14:39 | Comments Off
Highcroft, Honda End Le Mans Bid

On the heels of a runner-up finish at the Mobile 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring with its new ARX-01e, Highcroft Racing will not contest the Le Mans 24-hour this year. The team’s five-year relationship with Honda has ended due to the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the budget shortfall cannot be [...]

Ingram: Busch And Harvick Feud Still Warming Up
Monday, May 16, 2011 – 7:14 | One Comment
Ingram: Busch And Harvick Feud Still Warming Up

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
I don’t think we’ve seen the end of the Kyle Busch versus Kevin Harvick feud. It’s merely been put on hold until after the four-race probation that started at Dover. There couldn’t be anything better for NASCAR and its TV ratings than a driver feud [...]

Ingram: Smith Leads Another Blast Out of Doldrums
Monday, May 9, 2011 – 7:26 | Comments Off
Ingram: Smith Leads Another Blast Out of Doldrums

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Sometimes you wonder how motor racing series maintain their traditions despite the onslaught of time and technology.
At Darlington, where they now race the Southern 500 on a Saturday night in the springtime instead of on a late summer afternoon, stock car racing tradition has been  [...]

Ingram: Paybacks Hell, Dangerous At Any Speed
Monday, May 2, 2011 – 7:26 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Paybacks Hell, Dangerous At Any Speed

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Motor racing always rides the ragged edge between thrill show and sport. Witness the fender-banging between Juan Pablo Montoya and Ryan Newman in Richmond.
Will the events that went down in Richmond on Saturday night come around again at Darlington this weekend?
There was a time when [...]

Ingram: Yanks At Le Mans – They Keep On Coming
Monday, Apr 25, 2011 – 9:12 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Yanks At Le Mans – They Keep On Coming

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Michael Waltrip is headed for his first Le Mans 24-hour in June, but already has a leg up after spending an Easter Sunday testing at the famed French race course. For those who have never been before – and these days no NASCAR driver has time [...]

Audi R18 Beats Peugeot At Le Mans Test Day
Sunday, Apr 24, 2011 – 18:43 | Comments Off
Audi R18 Beats Peugeot At Le Mans Test Day

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In the first head-to-head meeting of Peugeot’s 908 and Audi’s R18, the Audis were consistently faster during the test day at the Le Mans 24-hour circuit. Tom Kristensen was quickest over-all with a lap of 3:27.687. Stephane Sarrazin posted the best time for Peugeot Sport Total and third quickest over-all [...]

Aston Martin, BMW Win At Long Beach
Monday, Apr 18, 2011 – 16:42 | Comments Off
Aston Martin, BMW Win At Long Beach

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Aston Martin scored its first over-all victory in the ALMS at Long Beach when the Muscle Milk team beat the only other LMP1 car in the field of Dyson Racing. But it was the fierce street fight for the GT victory that provided the action for most of the two-hour [...]

Ingram: Tandems Are Better Than 4-Wide, Formula 1
Monday, Apr 18, 2011 – 11:37 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Tandems Are Better Than 4-Wide, Formula 1

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Talladega, Ala. – The Top Ten reasons why I like tandem racing at Talladega:
1. It’s the best racing in terms of speed and skill. (Most of the world’s major series were in action this weekend, including an extraordinary Formula 1 race in China. But even the 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte [...]

Ingram: Richert To Bring TRG Into A New Light
Friday, Apr 15, 2011 – 18:09 | Comments Off
Ingram: Richert To Bring TRG Into A New Light

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Talladega, Ala. – There were a lot of jokes about the wind and darkness at the Talladega Superspeedway on Friday, where rain shut down the second Sprint Cup practice early followed by gallows humor about the tornado warnings. “You need a place to stay?” offered Matt Kenseth when asked by [...]