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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

Allmendinger Blasts To Pole At Sonoma
Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 – 17:14 | One Comment
Allmendinger Blasts To Pole At Sonoma

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A.J. Allmendinger, looking to earn a second-straight berth in the Sprint Cup playoffs, won the pole for Sunday’s race at the Sonoma Raceway road circuit on Saturday afternoon.
Allmendinger, who earned his 2014 Chase berth by winning at the Watkins Glen International road circuit, lapped Sonoma in 1 minute, 14.385 seconds […]

Allmendinger Knows Importance Of Sonoma
Friday, Jun 26, 2015 – 16:16 | No Comment
Allmendinger Knows Importance Of Sonoma

The term “must win” has become one of the most over-used in sports. It’s verbiage that tends to be rotely rolled out when the term “highly important” is much more accurate but way less dramatic.
Then there is the situation for A.J. Allmendinger vis a vis this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway.
He and […]

NASCAR Reaffirms Opposition To Confederate Flag
Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 – 11:55 | No Comment
NASCAR Reaffirms Opposition To Confederate Flag

NASCAR officials on Tuesday joined the list of people and organizations who shun the flying of the Confederate Flag.
The stock car racing organization cited Monday’s call by the South Carolina Governor that the flag be removed from the grounds of the state’s State House.
A statement released the by NASCAR read: “As we continue to mourn the […]

NASCAR Unveils New Aero Rules For Kentucky
Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 – 15:27 | Comments Off on NASCAR Unveils New Aero Rules For Kentucky
NASCAR Unveils New Aero Rules For Kentucky

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
NASCAR announced Tuesday afternoon it has issued an updated rules package to Sprint Cup Series teams that will be put into use at Kentucky Speedway next month.
Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president & chief racing development officer, made the announcement during a teleconference with the media. O’Donnell said the changes […]

Porsche Is A Winner Again At Le Mans
Sunday, Jun 14, 2015 – 8:22 | Comments Off on Porsche Is A Winner Again At Le Mans
Porsche Is A Winner Again At Le Mans

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
When racing powerhouse Porsche announced two years ago that it was returning to the LMP1 ranks of sports car endurance racing, many wondered how long it would take for the German car maker to return to the top step of the podium at Le Mans.
The answer: Two years.
Porsche, absent from […]

ANALYSIS: Porsche Vs. Audi To Highlight 2015 Le Mans
Friday, Jun 12, 2015 – 15:53 | Comments Off on ANALYSIS: Porsche Vs. Audi To Highlight 2015 Le Mans
ANALYSIS: Porsche Vs. Audi To Highlight 2015 Le Mans

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In the days leading up to the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans, the folks from Audi had great fun hanging banners around the historic Circuit de la Sarthe road course “welcoming” Porsche back to the LMP1 dvision at the world’s most important sports car race.
Audi, back then, could afford […]

Truex Returns Furniture Row To The Top Shelf
Thursday, Jun 11, 2015 – 16:39 | Comments Off on Truex Returns Furniture Row To The Top Shelf
Truex Returns Furniture Row To The Top Shelf

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As the 2014 NASCAR season wound down to a close, it appeared that Furniture Row Racing had provided anecdotal evidence in support of a couple of long-debated racing questions.
Questions like: Which is more important in racing, car or driver? Are single-car teams doomed to survive only as field-fillers? Must championship […]

Truex Jr., FRR A Mile High After Winning Pocono
Sunday, Jun 7, 2015 – 17:11 | Comments Off on Truex Jr., FRR A Mile High After Winning Pocono
Truex Jr., FRR A Mile High After Winning Pocono

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing proved that one-car teams can win Sprint Cup Series races. They did that by collecting a popular victory Sunday in the Axalta 400 at Pocono Raceway.
The win was the first for Truex since he joined Furniture Row prior to the 2014 season, the […]

Rosberg Wins In Monaco
Sunday, May 24, 2015 – 8:53 | Comments Off on Rosberg Wins In Monaco
Rosberg Wins In Monaco

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Nico Rosberg took the lead from Mercedes AMG teammate Lewis Hamilton when Hamliton pitted under safety car conditions with 11 laps to go and went on to win the Formula One Grand Prix of Monaco on Sunday.
Rosberg became just the fourth driver to win three in a row in the historic race through the streets […]

Late Charge Gives Austin Dillon XFINITY Win In Charlotte
Sunday, May 24, 2015 – 7:15 | Comments Off on Late Charge Gives Austin Dillon XFINITY Win In Charlotte
Late Charge Gives Austin Dillon XFINITY Win In Charlotte

NASCAR Wire Service
Polesitter Austin Dillon powered past Denny Hamlin on Lap 186 of 200 to win Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
At the end, Dillon was 2.692 seconds ahead of Hamlin, who had taken the lead during a restart on Lap 167 that saw Dillon fall back to fourth from the inside lane […]