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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.

Articles by Jim Pedley

Karam Seeing Psychologist In Wake Of Wilson Death
Friday, Aug 28, 2015 – 17:55 | No Comment
Karam Seeing Psychologist In Wake Of Wilson Death

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Sage Karam, the IndyCar Series driver whose car lost the debris that struck and killed fellow driver Justin Wilson last week at Pocono Raceway, told reporters on Friday that he has been seeing a psychologist because of the incident.
“I’ve been working with a psychologist this week,” Karam, who drives for […]

IndyCar’s Justin Wilson Dies From Head Injuries
Monday, Aug 24, 2015 – 20:19 | No Comment
IndyCar’s Justin Wilson Dies From Head Injuries

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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INDYCAR CEO Mark Miles announced Monday evening that IndyCar Series driver Justin Wilson has died from injuries suffered during Sunday’s race at Pocono Raceway.
The announcement was made during a press conference held in the media center at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The incident occurred when a piece of bodywork from the car […]

Hunter-Reay Wins Pocono; Wilson In Bad Wreck
Sunday, Aug 23, 2015 – 18:27 | No Comment
Hunter-Reay Wins Pocono; Wilson In Bad Wreck

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Ryan Hunter-Reay won Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Pocono Speedway, Juan Pablo Montoya stretched his points lead well into the fairly comfortably zone and Honda engines continued to show good power.
But after the race, very few people in the paddocks were in a celebratory mood because of uncertainty about the […]

Michael Waltrip’s Goofy Run At Team Ownership Hits The Skids
Friday, Aug 21, 2015 – 14:55 | No Comment
Michael Waltrip’s Goofy Run At Team Ownership Hits The Skids

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s debatable as to whether people make their own luck or not. It’s less debatable as to whether goofy, um, stuff, happens to goofy people. Enter NASCAR’s Michael Waltrip.
It was a couple days after first-round qualifying during the 2007 Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway when NASCAR made a stunning announcement.
Many […]

Kenseth Dominates In Winning At Michigan
Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 – 16:47 | Comments Off on Kenseth Dominates In Winning At Michigan
Kenseth Dominates In Winning At Michigan

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Matt Kenseth won for the second time in two weeks Sunday when he topped the Sprint Cup Series field at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory was the third of the season for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and his third at the 2-mile MIS oval. The win was the fifth in […]

Regan Smith Bumps His Way to XFINITY Race At Mid-Ohio
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 – 17:31 | Comments Off on Regan Smith Bumps His Way to XFINITY Race At Mid-Ohio
Regan Smith Bumps His Way to XFINITY Race At Mid-Ohio

Regan Smith bumped leader Alex Tagliani out of the way on the second to last turn of the final lap and from there went on to win the XFINITY Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday.
The win was the first in 52 races for Smith, who drives the No. 7 Chevrolet of […]

IndyCar Heading Back To Road America
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 – 13:36 | Comments Off on IndyCar Heading Back To Road America
IndyCar Heading Back To Road America

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IndyCar announced Saturday that Road America, the historic permanent road course in Elkhart Lake, Wis., will make its return to the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule in 2016. The event is set for June 24-26 on the 14-turn, 4.048-mile circuit that hosted 25 Indy car races from 1982-2007.

Road America, established in 1955, has featured some of the […]

Cup’s King Of The Road To Take Bow At The Glen
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 – 13:14 | Comments Off on Cup’s King Of The Road To Take Bow At The Glen
Cup’s King Of The Road To Take Bow At The Glen

You don’t have to be eligible for social security to remember the days when the vast majority of NASCAR drivers dreaded driving on road courses. Dreaded them the way ill-prepared school children  dread being called upon in class.
The problem, of course, was that things like right turns, constant rev matching, elevation changes and plotting out braking […]

Beckman Has Shot To Really Clean Up This Week
Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 – 9:48 | Comments Off on Beckman Has Shot To Really Clean Up This Week
Beckman Has Shot To Really Clean Up This Week

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Most sports have stories within stories. You know; little sidebar events or moments that have little to do with season championships but mean plenty to those who compete in those events.
This weekend in the Great Northwest, the NHRA has an super interesting sidebar attraction going as it will wrap up […]

Kenseth Wins Pocono Battle Of The Fuel-Starved
Sunday, Aug 2, 2015 – 16:35 | Comments Off on Kenseth Wins Pocono Battle Of The Fuel-Starved
Kenseth Wins Pocono Battle Of The Fuel-Starved

Matt Kenseth blew past car after car that were slowing from empty fuel cells on the final lap of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway and went on to win his second race of the season.
The victory was Kenseth’s second of the season, first at Pocono and allowed him to clinch a berth […]