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Jim Pedley, Managing Editor

Jim Pedley is a veteran, award-winning sports journalist who has worked at, among other places, the Boston Globe, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Kansas City Star. He's a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts in History.

Articles by Jim Pedley

Keselowski Holds Off Wreck-Thinned Field At ‘Dega
Sunday, May 1, 2016 – 16:00 | No Comment
Keselowski Holds Off Wreck-Thinned Field At ‘Dega

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Brad Keselowski spent the last 30 laps of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway in the only safe place at the 2.66-mile oval – out front. And that’s where he finished, winning the crashfest at NASCAR biggest track.
The victory was the fourth for the Team Penske driver at Talladega and it was his […]

Truex Jr. Getting Comfortable In Rearranged Furniture
Friday, Apr 29, 2016 – 9:15 | No Comment
Truex Jr. Getting Comfortable In Rearranged Furniture

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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SHAWNEE, Kan. – It was pre-Kansas Speedway-event media day at a local bowling alley Wednesday and Martin Truex Jr. was addressing the topics de jour in NASCAR with much more ease than he was picking up strikes and spares.
He cruised his way through questions about lug nuts, paybacks, aero packages […]

Richmond Finish Won’t Pollute Gibbs’ Chemistry
Monday, Apr 25, 2016 – 9:25 | No Comment
Richmond Finish Won’t Pollute Gibbs’ Chemistry

Race teams, as do most other teams, meet and debrief in the days following the sporting events in which they were involved. This week’s meeting at Joe Gibbs Racing could be a beauty.
On the final lap of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series event at Richmond International Raceway, JGR driver Carl Edwards caught and pushed the race-leading […]

Edwards Bumps Way To Second Straight Win
Sunday, Apr 24, 2016 – 15:27 | No Comment
Edwards Bumps Way To Second Straight Win

By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
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Carl Edwards bumped teammate Kyle Busch out of the lead on the final lap and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
The victory was the second straight for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver. He led 151 laps Sunday, a week after winning Bristol.
“Kyle’s an […]

Pagenaud On Barber Pole
Saturday, Apr 23, 2016 – 17:38 | No Comment
Pagenaud On Barber Pole

Points leader Simon Pagenaud of Team Penske won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.
Pagenaud, the winner at Long Beach last weekend, had a fast lap at 01:06.7262 (124.089 mph) at the 2.3-mile road circuit.
“It was awesome,” the Frenchman said. “The car was just incredible, the PPG Car, […]

Hamlin Explains Drivers Council Defense Of Stewart
Friday, Apr 22, 2016 – 15:01 | No Comment
Hamlin Explains Drivers Council Defense Of Stewart

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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With hours of NASCAR’s decision Thursday to fine Sprint Cup driver/team co-owner Tony Stewart $35,000 for issuing strong opinions on the series’ policy on lugnut use, the NASCAR drivers council stepped forward and said it would help pay Stewart’s fine.
Acting as spokesperson for the Council – a nine-member panel representing […]

Tony Stewart To Return This Weekend; Can Race For Championship; Is Fined By NASCAR
Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 – 16:00 | No Comment
Tony Stewart To Return This Weekend; Can Race For Championship; Is Fined By NASCAR

Tony Stewart announced on his team’s Stewart-Haas Racing website Thursday that he has been cleared by doctors to return to driving duty and that he will return to a Sprint Cup cockpit at Richmond International Raceway this weekend.
NASCAR confirmed that Stewart has been cleared to drive and issued the following statement by Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR’s […]

Pritchett To Race In Four-Wides
Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 – 8:16 | No Comment
Pritchett To Race In Four-Wides

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Thanks to an 11th-hour rescue job, Leah Pritchett’s pursuit of the 2016 NHRA Top Fuel championship will continue.
Pritchett, who earned her first-ever NHRA national event win a couple of weeks ago in Phoenix, will race at this weekend’s Four Wide Nationals in the Nitro Ninja dragster owned by the Lagana family.
Making the rescue necessary was […]

Taylors Sew Up Second Straight Win In Long Beach
Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Taylors Sew Up Second Straight Win In Long Beach
Taylors Sew Up Second Straight Win In Long Beach

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Ricky Taylor ducked under polesitter Christian Fittipaldi in Turn 1 on the opening lap and then he and teammate/brother Jordan Taylor went on to win the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Grand Prix at Long Beach on Saturday.
The Taylor brothers, driving the Wayne Taylor Racing Daytona Prototype Corvette, led all but three laps in the 75-lap race.
“I […]

Hunter-Reay Doubling Up In Long Beach
Friday, Apr 15, 2016 – 12:31 | Comments Off on Hunter-Reay Doubling Up In Long Beach
Hunter-Reay Doubling Up In Long Beach

The only person who will spend more time in Los Angeles-area traffic this weekend than weary Southern California commuters is Ryan Hunter-Reay.
That’s because Hunter-Reay will be driving in both the WeatherTech United SportsCar Championship and IndyCar series portions of the Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Yep, the 35-year-old driver is pulling a double on the famed […]