|Born||April 21, 1956|
Concord, North Carolina, U.S.
|NASCAR Xfinity Series career|
|3 races run over 2 years|
|Best finish||65th (1987)|
|First race||1987 AC Delco 200 (Rockingham)|
|Last race||1996 Stanley 200 (Loudon)|
Crew chief career
Ingle states that he could "pull an engine apart and put it together" at the age of ten. He began his career in NASCAR in 1983 as a mechanic with Junior Johnson & Associates; he remained with the team until the 1987 season, before moving to join AK Racing and Alan Kulwicki. Ingle joined Bahari Racing late in the 1989 season, remaining with the team through 1992. After taking a hiatus from the sport in 1993, Ingle was named crew chief for Rudd Performance Motorsports, where he helped Ricky Rudd establish his team as an owner-driver.
In 1996 Ingle moved to Diamond Ridge Motorsports, becoming crew chief for the No. 29 Chevrolet. He remained with the team through the first half of the 1997 season, before moving to Stavola Brothers Racing, then rejoining Rudd in 1998 following the Stavola team's failing to qualify for the 1998 Daytona 500. After the first four races of the 1999 season, Ingle left the team; shortly afterwards he joined Tyler Jet Motorsports and driver Rich Bickle as crew chief, but left the team after only three races.
Ingle then joined Fox Sports as a commentator on NASCAR Today, as well as serving as team manager for Haas CNC Racing; however halfway through the 2004 season, he returned to crew chief duties as crew chief for the team's No. 0 and driver Ward Burton. With four races left in the season Ingle moved to being crew chief for the team's No. 00 Busch Series team; after the 2006 season he resumed his role as team manager, but was released by the team in December.
In addition to his crew chief duties, Ingle twice attempted to break into the ranks of NASCAR drivers, competing in the second-tier Busch Series. His debut in the series came in 1987 at Rockingham Speedway in the AC Delco 200 where he finished 26th; Ingle's second attempt at a driving career came in 1996, when he attempted three races in the No. 29 Chevrolet for Diamond Ridge Motorsports; he failed to qualify at Hickory Motor Speedway, but made races at South Boston Speedway and New Hampshire International Speedway, with a best finish at South Boston of 22nd.
Motorsports career results
(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)
|NASCAR Busch Series results|
|1996||Diamond Ridge Motorsports||29||Chevy||DAY||CAR||RCH||ATL||NSV||DAR||BRI||HCY
- Lew Freedman. (2013) Encyclopedia of Stock Car Racing. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing. ASIN B00DQAF8DA. Page 359.
- "NASCAR This Morning: Bill Ingle bio[permanent dead link]." July 15, 2004. Fox Sports. Accessed 2014-03-03.
- "Fryar, Ingle get crew chief jobs". January 4, 1994. Spartanburg, SC: Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Page D3. Accessed 2014-03-03.
- "Stavolas Promote Interim Crew Chief". February 18, 1998. Motorsport.com. Accessed 2014-03-03.
- Adamczyk, Jay. "Ingle Gone". March 17, 1999. Jayski's Silly Season Site Archive: March 15–21, 1999. ESPN. Accessed 2014-03-03.
- Kallman, Dave. "Hammer falls when Bickle slumps". April 16, 1999. Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, p.2C.
- Adamczyk, Jay. "Ingle Gone". May 5, 1999. Jayski's Silly Season Site Archive: May 3–9, 1999. ESPN. Accessed 2014-03-03.
- "Morgan/Dollar Motorsports announces changes". April 4, 2001. Motorsport.com. Accessed 2014-03-03.
- "Ingle Furr Swap Roles[permanent dead link]". July 15, 2004. Motor Racing Network. Accessed 2014-03-03.
- "Barker Ingle Swap Roles[permanent dead link]". October 20, 2004. Motor Racing Network. Accessed 2014-03-03.
- Adamczyk, Jay. "Changes at Hass CNC Racing?". December 21, 2006. Jayski's Silly Season Site: #39/66/#0 Team News Archive. ESPN. Accessed 2014-03-03.
- "Busch: Hickory Preview". April 2, 1996. Motorsport.com. Accessed 2014-03-03.
- "Bill Ingle - 1996 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Accessed 2014-03-03.
- "Bill Ingle - 1987 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2014-03-03.