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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

Roush Fenway Will Slim Down To Two Car Effort
Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 – 16:42 | No Comment
Roush Fenway Will Slim Down To Two Car Effort

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Roush Fenway Racing is downsizing from the three-car Sprint Cup operation that it had in place the last several years, to a two-car operation in 2017 it was announced Tuesday.
Driving for RFR next year will be Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in the No. 17 Ford and Trevor Bayne in the No. […]

Jimmie Wins Homestead, Historic Seventh Title
Sunday, Nov 20, 2016 – 19:19 | Comments Off on Jimmie Wins Homestead, Historic Seventh Title
Jimmie Wins Homestead, Historic Seventh Title

For most of Sunday’s season-ending Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, things looked grim for six-time champion Jimmie Johnson. But as can happened in an event in which the competitors are traveling at 190 miles per hour, craziness broke out late in the race and the result was a historic seventh championship for Johnson.
The […]

Stewart Very Ready To Bid Adieu
Friday, Nov 18, 2016 – 16:09 | Comments Off on Stewart Very Ready To Bid Adieu
Stewart Very Ready To Bid Adieu

Sunday, after competing in the season-ending Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, three-time champion Tony Stewart will drive off into the sunset. Well, into the swamps of South Florida, anyway.
Stewart announced long ago that his driving days in Cup would end at the end of the 2016 season and he has said a couple […]

Jimmie Way Too Quietly On Verge Of Big History
Friday, Nov 18, 2016 – 9:44 | Comments Off on Jimmie Way Too Quietly On Verge Of Big History
Jimmie Way Too Quietly On Verge Of Big History

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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An apt slogan for auto racing in 2016 might be: Wake me when it’s over. It’s been a bore of a season. Sanitized drivers, blah racing, unappealing machinery, absurd politics and drab championship quests.
Racing, it seems, has become what external detractors have long said it is; corporate PR reps going around in […]

Brian France Talks About The Family Business In Phoenix
Sunday, Nov 13, 2016 – 16:21 | Comments Off on Brian France Talks About The Family Business In Phoenix
Brian France Talks About The Family Business In Phoenix

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Is Ben Kennedy being groomed to take over the NASCAR family business? It sure sounds like it.
The NASCAR Wire Service reports that during a keynote presentation Friday at Transitions West 2016, a family business conference held in Phoenix – site of this weekend’s racing – NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France shared stories of advice […]

Edwards Wins Texas; Earns Final Four Berth
Monday, Nov 7, 2016 – 8:13 | Comments Off on Edwards Wins Texas; Earns Final Four Berth

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Carl Edwards, who began Sunday’s rain-plagued Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway last in Chase points, ended the race with a trip to Victory Lane and the automatic berth in the championship-deciding Round of Four.
Edwards, who had crashed a week ago at Martinsville Speedway, damaging both his Joe Gibbs Race car and his […]

Johnson Wins Martinsville; Enters Final Four
Sunday, Oct 30, 2016 – 15:42 | Comments Off on Johnson Wins Martinsville; Enters Final Four
Johnson Wins Martinsville; Enters Final Four

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Six-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson won Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway and in the process, solidly set himself up to earn a record-tying seventh title.
The win moves Johnson into the Chase playoff’s’ final Round of Four, which will be contested at Homestead-Miami Speedway in three weeks.
If Johnson finishes ahead […]

Just Win Baby? Not In The Chase Playoffs
Monday, Oct 24, 2016 – 12:22 | One Comment
Just Win Baby? Not In The Chase Playoffs

Put a microphone or notebook in front of professional race car drivers and ask them about anything remotely close to strategy and nine times out of 10 you get a face full of cliches about how winning is the one and only strategy.
Then on the tenth of the 10 times you ask, you get the […]

Truex To Start Nasty Old Talladega From The Pole
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 – 18:10 | Comments Off on Truex To Start Nasty Old Talladega From The Pole
Truex To Start Nasty Old Talladega From The Pole

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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While everybody wants to start Sprint Cup races from the pole, drivers hoping to win at Talladega really, really want to start from the pole. The reason: To keep ahead of the chaos of pack racing going on behind.
Martin Truex Jr. earned the right to at least start Sunday’s 500-miler […]

Survivor Harvick Runs To Victory In Kansas
Sunday, Oct 16, 2016 – 17:00 | Comments Off on Survivor Harvick Runs To Victory In Kansas
Survivor Harvick Runs To Victory In Kansas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kevin Harvick needed a victory at Kansas Speedway on Sunday or one at dreaded Talladega next weekend to move into the Round of Eight in NASCAR’s Chase playoffs. He got that win at Kansas.
Way down the list in terms of points as a result of suffering […]