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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: 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, [...]

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 [...]