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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

The 500 Fires The Engines For 2019 Season
Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 – 9:40 | No Comment
The 500 Fires The Engines For 2019 Season

The 2019 NASCAR Cup Series begins on Sunday in Daytona. Once again, the series has undergone a number of changes and begins with a number of questions. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

The 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season launches on Sunday. Well, kind of. Yes, the Daytona 500 is […]

Bubba Brings Personality Back To The Cup Cockpit
Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 – 9:08 | No Comment
Bubba Brings Personality Back To The Cup Cockpit

Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace, driving for the legendary Richard Petty, is a wheelman and a words man. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Ashley R Dickerson)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

The thought at mid afternoon on Wednesday was the same as it has been on many of the past media day afternoons prior to the Daytona 500: Blow […]

Jimmie, HMS May Be Coming Out Of Hibernation
Monday, Feb 11, 2019 – 15:25 | No Comment
Jimmie, HMS May Be Coming Out Of Hibernation

Happy times returned to Hendrick Motorsports over the weekend at Daytona International Speedway. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

Shortly after the end of the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series season – a season in which Jimmie Johnson was not only not a race-winner but, crazily, not even consistently competitive – a colleague […]

Pioneer Glen Wood Passes Away at Age 93
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 – 12:29 | Comments Off on Pioneer Glen Wood Passes Away at Age 93
Pioneer Glen Wood Passes Away at Age 93

Glen Wood was a true pioneer in auto racing.

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

Auto racing pioneer and innovator Glen Wood passed way it was announced on Friday.

Wood formed the iconic Wood Brothers Racing NASCAR team in 1950 with brother Leonard Wood in their tiny, backwoods hometown of Stuart Va.

Over the years such Hall of Fame […]

Kurt Busch Joins Ganassi Racing
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 – 15:13 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Joins Ganassi Racing
Kurt Busch Joins Ganassi Racing

Chip Ganassi Racing announced Tuesday that it has hired 2004 NASCAR Cup Series champion Kurt Busch to drive its No. 1 Camaro in 2019.
Busch, who has driven for Stewart-Haas Racing the past several years, will take the place of Jamie McMurray in the No. 1 car.
“I am tremendously proud to be joining Chip Ganassi Racing […]

Alonso Heading Back To Indianapolis in ’19
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 – 8:53 | Comments Off on Alonso Heading Back To Indianapolis in ’19
Alonso Heading Back To Indianapolis in ’19

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso will pay a return visit to the Indianapolis 500 next year it was announced on Tuesday.
The Spanish driver will drive a Chevrolet Powered car and be sponsored by McLaren, the company for which he has driven in Formula 1.
Alonso won F1 championships in 2005 […]

Little Old ‘Me’ Logano Topples ‘The Big Three’
Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 – 19:31 | Comments Off on Little Old ‘Me’ Logano Topples ‘The Big Three’
Little Old ‘Me’ Logano Topples ‘The Big Three’

By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

In the lead-up to Sunday’s season-ending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, driver Joey Logano referred to the four remaining championship contenders as, “The big three and me.”
In the darkness of the South Florida swamps, it was a tear-soaked “me” hoisting the big, silver championship trophy in […]

Busch Wins In Arizona; Final Four Is Set
Sunday, Nov 11, 2018 – 19:15 | Comments Off on Busch Wins In Arizona; Final Four Is Set
Busch Wins In Arizona; Final Four Is Set

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Next week in the humid, swampy darkness of Homestead-Miami Speedway, three drivers will be gunning for their second NASCAR Cup Series championship and one other will be going for his first.
That was all determined by an ugly race Sunday near Phoenix, Ariz.
Kyle Busch moved to the lead for a final […]

Bell Drives His Way Into Xfinity Series Finale
Sunday, Nov 11, 2018 – 8:59 | Comments Off on Bell Drives His Way Into Xfinity Series Finale
Bell Drives His Way Into Xfinity Series Finale

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Christopher Bell drove through the field to win Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race in Phoenix and advance to the Nov. 17 season championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Faced with a must-win situation entering the Round of 8 elimination race, Bell did exactly that. By the end of Stage 1, he had cracked the top 10. At […]

Havick Races To Berth In Championship Round
Sunday, Nov 4, 2018 – 20:51 | Comments Off on Havick Races To Berth In Championship Round
Havick Races To Berth In Championship Round

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kevin Harvick is in the Final Four.
The Stewart-Haas Racing driver became the second driver to earn a berth in the four-car Championship Round of the playoffs when he won Sunday’s 500-mile Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
No. 4 Ford, Harvick led a race-best 177 laps in […]