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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.

Articles by Jim Pedley

Kenseth Wins Pocono Battle Of The Fuel-Starved
Sunday, Aug 2, 2015 – 16:35 | No Comment
Kenseth Wins Pocono Battle Of The Fuel-Starved

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Matt Kenseth blew past car after car that were slowing from empty fuel cells on the final lap of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway and went on to win his second race of the season.
The victory was Kenseth’s second of the season, first at Pocono and allowed […]

Rahal Wins Mid-Ohio; Closes In On Points Lead
Sunday, Aug 2, 2015 – 15:44 | No Comment
Rahal Wins Mid-Ohio; Closes In On Points Lead

Graham Rahal was not all that happy following Saturday’s qualifying session at his favorite race track. He was wonderfully happy following Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Rahal won the Honda Indy 200 on the winding, flowing road circuit and in doing so took a significant step toward winning his first series championship.
The […]

Blaney Not In Giving Mood At Iowa; Takes First XFINITY Victory
Sunday, Aug 2, 2015 – 7:41 | No Comment
Blaney Not In Giving Mood At Iowa; Takes First XFINITY Victory

Ryan Blaney stayed well ahead of the trouble on Saturday night and went on to win the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Iowa Speedway.
Driving the No. 22 Team Penske Ford, Blaney led a 252 of 260 laps in the race. The victory was his first in the series.
To get it, he had to avoid a […]

Streaking Busch Adds Truck Victory At Pocono
Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 – 16:49 | No Comment
Streaking Busch Adds Truck Victory At Pocono

Kyle Busch’s incredible from-operating-table-to-Victory Lane run continued Saturday when he won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway.
The start at Pocono Saturday was his first in a truck since returning from the Feb. 21 accident at Daytona that resulted in broken bones in his legs and kept him out of cockpits for […]

Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Makes It Three In A Row
Sunday, Jul 26, 2015 – 17:58 | No Comment
Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Makes It Three In A Row

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A lot of people consider Kyle Busch to be the best restart man in NASCAR. He certainly was on Sunday as three times over the final eight laps, Busch used perfect restarts to win the Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The victory was the fourth in the […]

Penske Drivers Want To Win One For The Captain
Sunday, Jul 26, 2015 – 8:15 | No Comment
Penske Drivers Want To Win One For The Captain

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Roger Penske doesn’t need anything. Not in life, not in racing. But there are still some things he wants and one of those wants could be satisfied this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Penske, for all his success in business, in racing in general and at Indy’s legendary 2.5-mile oval specifically, […]

Edwards To Start Brickyard From The Pole
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 – 14:10 | No Comment
Edwards To Start Brickyard From The Pole

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
With a race victory and, almost assuredly, a Chase berth already bagged this season, you’d think that winning a mid-season pole would elicit little more than a couple dozen perfunctory nods to his sponsors and team from Carl Edwards.
But the pole that Edwards won on Saturday was far from a […]

Busch’s March Toward The Chase Rolls Onward
Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 – 17:00 | No Comment
Busch’s March Toward The Chase Rolls Onward

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch’s race to make the Chase picked up more momentum Sunday when the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and his team won the Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The victory was the second in the row for Busch and the third in the four races held since […]

Hamlin Wins XFINITY Race; Dillon Cries Foul
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 – 18:38 | Comments Off on Hamlin Wins XFINITY Race; Dillon Cries Foul
Hamlin Wins XFINITY Race; Dillon Cries Foul

Denny Hamlin finished Saturday afternoon’s XFINITY Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with a trophy and a new enemy.
Hamlin won the Lakes Region 200 in Loudon in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota but he left the track with fellow driver Austin Dillon crying foul and hinting at revenge.
On Lap 179 of 200, Hamlin went […]

Kyle Busch Making Strides Toward Chase Berth
Friday, Jul 17, 2015 – 15:11 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Making Strides Toward Chase Berth
Kyle Busch Making Strides Toward Chase Berth

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As news of the seriousness of Kyle Busch’s injuries began to surface in the hours after he crashed during a XFINITY Series race in Daytona during Speedweeks in February, many had to figure that the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s hope that he would win his first Sprint Cup championship in […]