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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: 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 [...]

Ingram: Fast Finn’s Next Move Is NASCAR
Monday, Apr 4, 2011 – 7:14 | One Comment
Ingram: Fast Finn’s Next Move Is NASCAR

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From RacinToday.com’s Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Nothing stirs the pot like rumor, conjecture or bona fide big news. And big news for the Sprint Cup came in the form of the signing of Kimi Raikkonen by Kyle Busch Motorsports to run races in the Camping World Truck Series this season. On [...]

Ingram: Harvick Set To Knock Johnson Off Throne?
Monday, Mar 28, 2011 – 7:07 | Comments Off
Ingram: Harvick Set To Knock Johnson Off Throne?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
So is this the year that Jimmie Johnson relinquishes the Sprint Cup?
It’s early days yet. But if the results from the Auto Club Speedway are any indication – or the finish in the first five races of the season, there are more than a few contenders [...]

Ingram: A Racing Revolution Begins At ESPN3.com
Monday, Mar 21, 2011 – 16:12 | Comments Off
Ingram: A Racing Revolution Begins At ESPN3.com

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
If you were up before dawn on Sunday to catch a plane, as I was, in hopes of seeing the green flag fall at the Bristol Motor Speedway’s Sprint Cup event on TV at home, the idea of watching races live via a computer bears some thought.
On Saturday, the day [...]

‘Other’ Peugeot Surprises Sebring
Saturday, Mar 19, 2011 – 21:58 | Comments Off
‘Other’ Peugeot Surprises Sebring

Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Sebring, Fla. – The Oreca team upheld the pride of Peugeot by winning the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The private French squad and its older model Peugeot 908 HDi FAP held off the new Honda-backed prototype of Highcroft Racing by 36 seconds to win the 59th running of America’s [...]

Strong New Peugeot On Pole Versus Audi
Friday, Mar 18, 2011 – 17:37 | Comments Off
Strong New Peugeot On Pole Versus Audi

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Sebring, Fla. – A new era of endurance racing began at America’s oldest road racing circuit with a new car on the pole for the 59th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
Driving a new Peugeot 908, Stephane Sarrazin beat the runner-up Audi, an “old” R15+ from last year, by a [...]

Ingram: Car Wars Return At Sebring’s 12-Hour
Monday, Mar 14, 2011 – 7:20 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Car Wars Return At Sebring’s 12-Hour

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
There was a time when I often worried about a possible conflict between the NASCAR weekend in Atlanta and the Sebring 12-hour. Before that, it didn’t matter, because I was young enough to cover the sports car endurance race on Saturday in south central Florida [...]

Ingram: ‘The Retaliator’ On A Roll In Las Vegas
Monday, Mar 7, 2011 – 14:16 | 6 Comments
Ingram: ‘The Retaliator’ On A Roll In Las Vegas

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Imagine a world where the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship this coming fall has Carl Edwards squaring off against Jimmie Johnson for the title – and winning. During this time span, Danica Patrick launches her Sprint Cup career in preparation for running for the [...]

Ingram: Is NASCAR’s Recent Success For Real?
Monday, Feb 28, 2011 – 7:40 | 4 Comments
Ingram: Is NASCAR’s Recent Success For Real?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
I always enjoy the buffoons who immediately condemn NASCAR racing as fixed whenever something fortuitous happens in the way of driver accomplishments. If they’re commentators on sports in general, they usually come from stick-and-ball backgrounds, don’t have to answer to race fans, don’t know a damn [...]