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Mon 21 Dec 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Patrick: Threat or Inspiration?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Patrick: Threat or Inspiration?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Patrick: Threat or Inspiration? I wrote the book on Danica Patrick, or perhaps more accurately the unauthorized biography. Having watched her race since her earliest days in IndyCar, trust me on this.

Wed 18 Nov 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Martin's Chase plot thickens Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Martin's Chase plot thickens

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Martin's Chase Plot Thickens The past week produced a remarkable batch of late fall racing news. One writer's view of the top ten stories. Mark Martin, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Photo...

Wed 04 Nov 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: US F1 ready for Busch?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: US F1 ready for Busch?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram US F1 Ready For Busch? If NASCAR Valley is the source for America's next Formula One car, it seems fitting that Kyle Busch is being wooed by the US F1 team. Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing ...

Sat 24 Oct 2009
USF1 eyes Kyle Busch for 2011 race seatHeadline
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USF1 eyes Kyle Busch for 2011 race seat

Sporting director Peter Windsor has named NASCAR's Las Vegas-born Kyle Busch as an ideal driver for the new USF1 team in 2011. Briton Windsor, who with Ken Anderson aims for their Charlotte-based team to debut next season, said he keeps up to...

Mon 12 Oct 2009
McNish, Russell School search for new talentHeadline

McNish, Russell School search for new talent

Call him "Professor McNish." It is worlds apart from his day job in the American Le Mans Series wheeling the latest rocket ship on wheels, the latest Audi Le Mans prototype, the R15 TDI, but Allan McNish is now focused on his newest ...

Fri 09 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: JPM pointing to Title?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: JPM pointing to Title?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram JPM Pointing To Title? Juan Pablo Montoya can be either princely or prickly, depending on the mercurial driver's mood. Following the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing team's advancement into the Chase and the ...

Wed 07 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Petit still looms largeHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Petit still looms large

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Petit Still Looms Large Despite heavy rains and the flooding of the circuit at Road Atlanta, once again the Petit Le Mans demonstrated the staying power of the American Le Mans Series. Cars ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
ALMS teams prep for Le Mans June classicHeadline

ALMS teams prep for Le Mans June classic

The usual summer break for the American Le Mans Series sees the sports car division off from its previous race mid-May at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah, until mid-July and the shortest track on the schedule, Lime Rock Park. ...

Polar opposite futures for Corvette squads Headline

Polar opposite futures for Corvette squads

There are only six cars entered in what could be the swansong for the GT1 class at the Le Mans 24 Hours this year. Four of them are Chevy Corvette C6.Rs; this year there will be no factory competition from the Prodrive Aston Martin DBR9s but...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Look who's hotHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Look who's hot

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Look Who's Hot To paraphrase Jimi Hendrix: Are you motivated? It's a question most race car drivers answer in the affirmative. But one only need look at recent results -- starting with six victories...

Changes afoot in IMS front office Headline

Changes afoot in IMS front office

Confirming rumors that had been speculated for the better part of a month, today the Indianapolis Motor Speedway officially announced a change in leadership within the track's management team. Tony George. Photo by Andy Sallee. Tony...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: The Kid at 50Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: The Kid at 50

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram THE KID AT 50 Mark Martin's face has more wrinkles than the NASCAR rulebook. And he's got more lines on his stat sheet than any other full-time Sprint Cup driver. Mark Martin, Hendrick ...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Billionaire battlesHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Billionaire battles

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram BILLIONAIRE BATTLES The future of the American Le Mans Series is a much-discussed topic these days, because it thrives on the success and participation of sports prototypes. Team Peugeot Total...

Peugeot confirms two cars for Petit Le MansHeadline

Peugeot confirms two cars for Petit Le Mans

Having already conquered the pinnacle of the sports car racing calendar at Le Mans, Peugeot has confirmed its assault on the final major endurance event of the 2009 season. In September at Road Atlanta, Peugeot has entered two factory 908 HDi FAPs...

Johnson conquers Indy's Brickyard - againHeadline

Johnson conquers Indy's Brickyard - again

Jimmie Johnson is getting used to kissing these bricks. Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Photo by Action Sports Photography. Johnson led the final 24 laps and held off teammate Mark Martin to win the Allstate 400 at ...

Martin makes IMS history, earns Brickyard poleHeadline

Martin makes IMS history, earns Brickyard pole

Mark Martin earned the pole position for Sunday's Brickyard 400, becoming the oldest pole winner of a major event in the 100-year history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mark Martin, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Photo by Michael...

Hamlin waits out Pocono for emotional winHeadline

Hamlin waits out Pocono for emotional win

For Denny Hamlin, visiting victory lane was worth the wait. A day after the scheduled start of the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Speedway, Hamlin took advantage of a dominant car and cruised to his first win of the ...

De Ferran captures Road America poleHeadline

De Ferran captures Road America pole

As Gil de Ferran plans on riding off into the sunset -- at least as a driver -- after this year, he is still proving he intends to go out on top having lost none of his speed. Pole winner Gil de Ferran celebrates. Photo by Richard ...

A lap of Road AmericaHeadline

A lap of Road America

There are a lot of great road racing tracks in North America (Laguna Seca, Road Atlanta, Watkins Glen and Miller Motorsports Park) but Road America in the scenic countryside of Elkhart Lake, Wis. may be the best. Front Straight. Photo...

ALMS confirms class structure change in 2010 Headline

ALMS confirms class structure change in 2010

Confirming rumors that have been speculated for weeks, on Sunday morning the American Le Mans Series announced a class structure change in advance of the 2010 season. The series maintains a four-class structure but has made regulations adjustments...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Return of The KingHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Return of The King

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Return of The King Evidently, the demise of Atlanta as a NASCAR hub is greatly exaggerated. How fitting that Richard Petty, one of the men who helped build the sport, ended up with driver Kasey Kahne in...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Over the Hill gang ride's againHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Over the Hill gang ride's again

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Over The Hill Gang Rides Again A different former Washington Redskin football coach came to mind at Richmond after Denny Hamlin won the race in the Toyota of car owner Joe Gibbs, the three-time Super...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
De Ferran Acura cruises to Utah victoryHeadline

De Ferran Acura cruises to Utah victory

The De Ferran Motorsports duo of Gil de Ferran and Simon Pagenaud asserted their authority on the rest of the American Le Mans Series field with a peerless win from pole at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah, their second consecutive in the Acura ...

Pagenaud powers to Utah poleHeadline

Pagenaud powers to Utah pole

Simon Pagenaud captured de Ferran Motorsports' third pole of the 2009 American Le Mans Series season for tomorrow's Larry H. Miller Dealerships Grand Prix of Utah. The Frenchman set an overall track record after waiting halfway through the...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Talladega boundHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Talladega bound

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram TALLADEGA BOUND If you're traveling west on Interstate 20 towards central Alabama on a race weekend, you're bound to see several vehicles with "Talladega Bound" inscribed on the rear window. I doubt the...

Keselowski wins wild race at TalladegaHeadline

Keselowski wins wild race at Talladega

Brad Keselowski won't soon forget his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win. Keselowski claimed the checkered flag in a wild day at Talladega Superspeedway that ended with Carl Edwards crashing into the catch fence, Dale Earnhardt Jr. getting his...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Long Beach jubileeHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Long Beach jubilee

Flat Spot On By Jonathan Ingram LONG BEACH JUBILEE The Long Beach race weekend began with a reunion, which fit just right. A birthday party and tribute to Dan Gurney, attended by his many longtime friends and colleagues, launched the weekend...

ACO moves to slow down Audi, PeugeotHeadline

ACO moves to slow down Audi, Peugeot

It may be bad news for the powerful Audi and Peugeot works teams, but it may be a boon for the fans looking for closer competition. Whatever it may be, Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) has made its call, and decided that further rebalancing is ...

Success at the Nashville SuperspeedwayHeadline

Success at the Nashville Superspeedway

April showers bring may flowers. This joyful saying barred a dark side Friday to the people of Nashville, Tennessee. What started as a severe thunderstorm quickly turned into a path of damaging tornadoes causing deaths, injuries and the ...

Logano holds off Busch for Nashville victoryHeadline

Logano holds off Busch for Nashville victory

Joey Logano held up his Nashville victory guitar high in the air as he celebrated his second NASCAR Nationwide Series win which he earned at the Nashville Superspeedway 1.333-mile oval by besting his own teammate, Kyle Busch. Race winner...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Factory stirringsHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Factory stirrings

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram FACTORY STIRRINGS Whenever a fellow reporter asks you what you're working on, there's only one of two politically correct answers. "My next big story," is always the best response. But if that's not entirely ...

Jeff Gordon finds victory lane in Texas Headline

Jeff Gordon finds victory lane in Texas

Surprisingly, Jeff Gordon didn't need any help getting to victory lane. The four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion took the checkered flag in is No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet amongst congratulations from and to his...

Experiencing a lap on the St. Pete street circuit Headline

Experiencing a lap on the St. Pete street circuit

The race track at St. Petersburg, Fla., is not your typical tight, twisty, short street circuit. Its location in this medium sized city's waterfront area is ideal for both drivers and spectators. At just under two miles in length, there are a ...

Stuck to return to Sebring with Vici PorscheHeadline

Stuck to return to Sebring with Vici Porsche

Hans-Joachim Stuck may be 58 years old, but he is far from being done with racing. The veteran of Formula One and endurance racing is returning to the Twelve Hours of Sebring with Vici Racing, for his 15th appearance at the March ...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Penske powerHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Penske power

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Penske Power Kurt Busch may have backed into Atlanta's victory lane by taking a celebration lap aboard his Dodge in reverse. But judging from Busch's dominating performance in the race, Penske Racing certainly...

Kurt Busch dominates for Atlanta victoryHeadline

Kurt Busch dominates for Atlanta victory

Kurt Busch was anxious to prove that he wasn't the only member of his family that would challenge for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship this year. Race winner Kurt Busch, Penske Racing Dodge celebrates. Photo by Action Sports ...