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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. He's a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts in History.

Articles by Jim Pedley

Will Power Wins The 2018 Indianapolis 500
Sunday, May 27, 2018 – 14:27 | No Comment
Will Power Wins The 2018 Indianapolis 500

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There was a time when Will Power regarded as a road-circuit ace whose skill on oval was in question. That question was answered for good on Sunday when the Team Penske driver dominated the second half of Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 and got his first victory in auto racing’s biggest event.
Owner/driver Ed Carpenter finished second and […]

Is The NASCAR Hall of Fame Getting Too Crowded?
Thursday, May 24, 2018 – 16:22 | No Comment
Is The NASCAR Hall of Fame Getting Too Crowded?

During the early part of my tenure as a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame voting panel – like the first year or two voting was held – colleagues, friends and readers would constantly offer suggestions on the format and rules used to elect the honorees.
One of the most common suggestions concerned the decision […]

Pole/Bump Weekend Was Mostly Good
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 – 13:57 | No Comment
Pole/Bump Weekend Was Mostly Good

It seems to get more and more difficult to issue attaboys to American racing series these days: It’s tough to pat somebody on the back when you are using your hands to scratch your head.
But over the weekend, thanks to the good old Indianapolis 500, it became easy to rekindle a bit of love with […]

NHRA In Topeka Postponed
Monday, May 21, 2018 – 7:02 | No Comment
NHRA In Topeka Postponed

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An eight-hour rain delay and cooling weather later in the day forced the conclusion of the NHRA Heartland Nationals to be pushed to Monday.

Sportsman racing begins at 8 a.m. followed by the Pros at 10 a.m. Top Fuel points leader Steve Torrence is among those still in the hunt.

Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Courtney Force (Funny […]

Hometown Hero Carpenter Wins Pole For 2018 500
Sunday, May 20, 2018 – 16:51 | No Comment
Hometown Hero Carpenter Wins Pole For 2018 500

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As a track-rat child, Indianapolis-born Ed Carpenter had explored just about every square inch of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The one place he has not been is in Victory Circle on Memorial Day weekend. He will attempt to remedy that next Sunday and he will do so as the pole winner […]

Castroneves, Danica Earn Shot At 500 Pole
Saturday, May 19, 2018 – 16:56 | No Comment
Castroneves, Danica Earn Shot At 500 Pole

Two of the big stories at the 2018 Indianapolis 500 got a bit bigger on Saturday as  Helio Castroneves and Danica Patrick both drove into Sunday’s Fast Nine second day of qualifying and, hence, will have a shot at winning the pole for next Sunday’s race.
Team Penske’s Castroneves posted the top number during Sunday’s Bump […]

Power Repeats As Winner Of The Indy Grand Prix
Saturday, May 12, 2018 – 16:43 | Comments Off on Power Repeats As Winner Of The Indy Grand Prix
Power Repeats As Winner Of The Indy Grand Prix

Will Power played the tire game to perfection on Saturday and that handed him the victory in the INDY Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s infield road course.
The victory was the third for the Team Penske driver in the event with the others coming in 2015 and then last year.
He led 56 laps of […]

Matt Kenseth Is Back In A Cup Car, But Why?
Friday, May 11, 2018 – 17:10 | Comments Off on Matt Kenseth Is Back In A Cup Car, But Why?
Matt Kenseth Is Back In A Cup Car, But Why?

Matt Matt Kenseth was back on the track in Kansas Friday in a new car in a new/old team. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Jim Fluharty)
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Roush Fenway Racing’s Matt Kenseth had an answer ready to roll when he was asked Friday why he’s excited to be back behind the wheel of […]

A For Sale Sign At NASCAR Is Sign Of Times
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 – 17:05 | 3 Comments
A For Sale Sign At NASCAR Is Sign Of Times

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Word went out on Monday that NASCAR, very recently one of the hottest properties on the America professional sports scene, may soon find its property included on the Multiple Listing Service.
Yep, Reuters and other news sources report that controlling interest of the beleaguered stock car racing organization, may soon go […]

Reports: NASCAR Could Be Going Up For Sale
Monday, May 7, 2018 – 16:41 | Comments Off on Reports: NASCAR Could Be Going Up For Sale
Reports: NASCAR Could Be Going Up For Sale

It appears that a for sale sign could be popping up soon in front of the NASCAR offices at 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Several national publications are reporting Monday that the family of Bill France Sr., founder of the racing series in the late 1940s, is considering selling a controlling interest in […]