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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

Busch Takes Another Step Toward Hall, But…
Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 – 20:39 | One Comment
Busch Takes Another Step Toward Hall, But…

Kyle Busch takes bows. Also can be hard to stomach. (RacingToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacingToday.com

Kyle Busch is the driver you hate to love.

And now, after winning a second Cup Series championship, there is so much more to hate to love.

You’re aggravated by the guy because he comes off as a […]

NASCAR Takes Its Act Back To Music City
Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 – 17:14 | Comments Off on NASCAR Takes Its Act Back To Music City
NASCAR Takes Its Act Back To Music City

The NASCAR victory celebrations in Nashville have come to an end. But the sport had kinda returned this week. (File photo courtesy of NASCAR)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

So, Nashville, eh?

I guess moving the annual season-capping banquet, awards ceremony and dress-up party makes some sense. Country music – the Rascal Flatts version if […]

Jimmie Says 2020 Will Be His Final Cup Season
Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 – 14:39 | Comments Off on Jimmie Says 2020 Will Be His Final Cup Season
Jimmie Says 2020 Will Be His Final Cup Season

Jimmie Johnson said Wednesday that he will take one more shot at winning No. 8. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

Seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson annnounced on Wednesday that he will retire after the 2020 season.

Johnson made the announcement by way of a video he posted on […]

Busch Wins Cup Title; No Asterisk This Time
Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 – 20:05 | Comments Off on Busch Wins Cup Title; No Asterisk This Time
Busch Wins Cup Title; No Asterisk This Time

Kyle Busch celebrates winning the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series championship on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

Kyle Busch picked the perfect time to end his much-discussed 2019 losing streak Sunday and that would be at the championship-deciding Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The victory, his first victory […]

Oldster Crafton Wins Truck Title
Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 – 9:41 | Comments Off on Oldster Crafton Wins Truck Title
Oldster Crafton Wins Truck Title

Matt Crafton hoists his championship trophy. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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Matt Crafton, a 43-year-old veteran of 19 full seasons in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, took home his third championship with a second-place finish in Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Crafton claimed the title without winning a race this season, but that […]

Texas’ Woes Reflect NASCAR’s Woes
Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 – 16:06 | 9 Comments
Texas’ Woes Reflect NASCAR’s Woes

There used to be butts in them thar seats. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Jim Pedley | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

There is that old saying that is usually attributed to moms or aunts or somebody who bakes really good pies: If you can’t say something good about someone, don’t say anything. Glad mom won’t be reading the […]

Penske Acquires Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Monday, Nov 4, 2019 – 15:19 | Comments Off on Penske Acquires Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Penske Acquires Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis Motor Speedway will have a new owner. (File photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

Hulman & Company, owners of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Series, announced on Monday that a deal has been reached in which their assets would be acquired by businessman and racing legend Roger Penske.

The announcement was […]

Elliott Steps Out Of His Car As One Of The Eight
Monday, Oct 21, 2019 – 9:36 | Comments Off on Elliott Steps Out Of His Car As One Of The Eight
Elliott Steps Out Of His Car As One Of The Eight

Chase Elliott, front, went around and around at Kansas Speedway on Sunday. And when he stopped, he had a berth in the Round of Eight. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Jim Fluharty)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

Every, like, five minutes during Sunday’s broadcast of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway (OK, every, like, 20 minutes […]

Blaney Wins Door-Banger At Talladega
Monday, Oct 14, 2019 – 17:57 | Comments Off on Blaney Wins Door-Banger At Talladega
Blaney Wins Door-Banger At Talladega

Ryan Blaney’s first win of the season was a big one and an exciting one. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

On Columbus Day, Ryan Blaney discovered how to win a stock car race.

Blaney has spent the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season as the forgotten member in Team Penske’s powerhouse […]

INDYCAR Comes Up With A Winner – Hybrid Power
Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 – 15:30 | Comments Off on INDYCAR Comes Up With A Winner – Hybrid Power
INDYCAR Comes Up With A Winner – Hybrid Power

INDYCAR is taking a bold step forward by switching on hybrid power in 2022.

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

With all the idiotic, transparently gimmick-based changes that American auto racing series have been splatting against walls in recent years, it has never been easier to become a cynic of the sport.

But on Thursday, INDYCAR announced a […]