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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

Pagenaud Wins Wild Shoot Out At Indianapolis
Sunday, May 26, 2019 – 15:09 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Wins Wild Shoot Out At Indianapolis
Pagenaud Wins Wild Shoot Out At Indianapolis

Simon Pagenaud of Team Penske was one happy pole-winner at Indy last Sunday. This Sunday, he was one happy race winner. (File photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

If you’re driving an Indy car for Roger Penske, you had better be leading laps and winning races in that car. Simon Pagenaud had not […]

Small Team Owner Birthed Many Of Cup’s Big Stars
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – 17:25 | Comments Off on Small Team Owner Birthed Many Of Cup’s Big Stars
Small Team Owner Birthed Many Of Cup’s Big Stars

Carl Edwards talks with the man who helped make him a star – Mike Mittler. (RacinToday file photo courtesy of Dan Robinson)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

After winning Saturday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway, Brad Keselowski got audibly and visually emotional. It wasn’t because of his victory or the fact that it […]

Elliott, Chevy Crank Out A Big Victory At Talladega
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 – 18:00 | Comments Off on Elliott, Chevy Crank Out A Big Victory At Talladega
Elliott, Chevy Crank Out A Big Victory At Talladega

Chase Elliott and Chevrolet had a big day at Talladega on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

Team orders have always been controversial in auto racing. On Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, they resulted in a victory.

The team orders at Talladega came not from a team owner and they did not concern […]

Rahal Keeps His Cool After Controversial Penalty
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 – 7:53 | Comments Off on Rahal Keeps His Cool After Controversial Penalty
Rahal Keeps His Cool After Controversial Penalty

Graham Rahal beat Scott Dixon to the finish line to – briefly – earn a podium finish at Long Beach on Sunday. (Photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

The most impressive move at Sunday’s IndyCar Series race in the streets of Long Beach was made by Graham Rahal. It was a move that […]

Jimmie’s Tough Times Getting Tougher So Far In ’19
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Jimmie’s Tough Times Getting Tougher So Far In ’19
Jimmie’s Tough Times Getting Tougher So Far In ’19

Jimmie Johnson took himself out of the playoffs last October with an aggressive move on Martin Truex Jr. on the final turn of the race at the Charlotte Roval. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

The 2019 season is only six races old but after watching last Sunday’s Cup Series race at Martinsville, it may not […]

Putting COTA On Schedule Is A Winning Move
Friday, Mar 22, 2019 – 8:04 | Comments Off on Putting COTA On Schedule Is A Winning Move
Putting COTA On Schedule Is A Winning Move

The Indy cars take to the twisties at the Circuit of the Americas this weekend. (Photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By Jim Pedley | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

As North American racing series continue their overwrought fire drill to reclaim fan bases that no longer exist, and as they attempt to attract new, young devotees in an age in which […]

Don’t Be Too Quick To Belittle Busch’s 200 Wins
Monday, Mar 18, 2019 – 15:10 | Comments Off on Don’t Be Too Quick To Belittle Busch’s 200 Wins
Don’t Be Too Quick To Belittle Busch’s 200 Wins

Kyle Busch collected his 200th NASCAR victory on Sunday. Where does that put him vis a vis The King? (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

Looking back at … Fontana:

NASCAR fans all over America today are undoubtedly viewing Kyle Busch’s 200th victory in the series in the same denigrating way as did […]

Busch: Driving In F1, At Indy Would Be Welcome
Monday, Mar 11, 2019 – 15:02 | Comments Off on Busch: Driving In F1, At Indy Would Be Welcome
Busch: Driving In F1, At Indy Would Be Welcome

Kyle Busch looking to shed his fenders? (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

The day after … Phoenix and St. Pete.

After winning for the 199th time in NASCAR, Kyle Busch hung out the “Position Wanted” sign. And team owner Joe Gibbs must have been sent digging through his pockets looking for […]

Kyle Busch Blooms In The Arizona Desert
Monday, Mar 11, 2019 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Blooms In The Arizona Desert
Kyle Busch Blooms In The Arizona Desert

Kyle Busch added another checkered flag to his collection Sunday in Arizona. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Garry Eller)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

Kyle Busch didn’t do anything stupid on Sunday. On the contrary. His drive to victory in the NASCAR Cup Series race at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. was brilliant.

A week after the Joe Gibbs […]

The Power Team Of Early 2019 Should Not Surprise
Monday, Mar 4, 2019 – 16:25 | Comments Off on The Power Team Of Early 2019 Should Not Surprise
The Power Team Of Early 2019 Should Not Surprise

The Team Penske cars of Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski were the fastest on the track at Las Vegas on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

The day after … Las Vegas:

When major rules changes are placed upon competitors in the sport of auto racing, it’s axiomatic that one organization will […]