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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

Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Makes It Three In A Row
Sunday, Jul 26, 2015 – 17:58 | No Comment
Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Makes It Three In A Row

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A lot of people consider Kyle Busch to be the best restart man in NASCAR. He certainly was on Sunday as three times over the final eight laps, Busch used perfect restarts to win the Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The victory was the fourth in the […]

Penske Drivers Want To Win One For The Captain
Sunday, Jul 26, 2015 – 8:15 | No Comment
Penske Drivers Want To Win One For The Captain

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Roger Penske doesn’t need anything. Not in life, not in racing. But there are still some things he wants and one of those wants could be satisfied this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Penske, for all his success in business, in racing in general and at Indy’s legendary 2.5-mile oval specifically, […]

Edwards To Start Brickyard From The Pole
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 – 14:10 | No Comment
Edwards To Start Brickyard From The Pole

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
With a race victory and, almost assuredly, a Chase berth already bagged this season, you’d think that winning a mid-season pole would elicit little more than a couple dozen perfunctory nods to his sponsors and team from Carl Edwards.
But the pole that Edwards won on Saturday was far from a […]

Busch’s March Toward The Chase Rolls Onward
Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 – 17:00 | No Comment
Busch’s March Toward The Chase Rolls Onward

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch’s race to make the Chase picked up more momentum Sunday when the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and his team won the Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The victory was the second in the row for Busch and the third in the four races held since […]

Hamlin Wins XFINITY Race; Dillon Cries Foul
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 – 18:38 | No Comment
Hamlin Wins XFINITY Race; Dillon Cries Foul

Denny Hamlin finished Saturday afternoon’s XFINITY Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with a trophy and a new enemy.
Hamlin won the Lakes Region 200 in Loudon in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota but he left the track with fellow driver Austin Dillon crying foul and hinting at revenge.
On Lap 179 of 200, Hamlin went […]

Kyle Busch Making Strides Toward Chase Berth
Friday, Jul 17, 2015 – 15:11 | No Comment
Kyle Busch Making Strides Toward Chase Berth

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As news of the seriousness of Kyle Busch’s injuries began to surface in the hours after he crashed during a XFINITY Series race in Daytona during Speedweeks in February, many had to figure that the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s hope that he would win his first Sprint Cup championship in […]

Bourdais A ‘Hero’ Again At Historic Milwaukee Mile
Monday, Jul 13, 2015 – 7:41 | Comments Off on Bourdais A ‘Hero’ Again At Historic Milwaukee Mile
Bourdais A ‘Hero’ Again At Historic Milwaukee Mile

For the second race in a row on Sunday, a driver from what has to be considered a non-power team won a Verizon IndyCar Series race. For the second race in row, the victory came on an oval.
This time the driver was Sebastien Bourdais, who drives for KVSH Racing, and the venue was the world’s […]

Busch’s Chase Chase Rolls Through Kentucky
Sunday, Jul 12, 2015 – 7:10 | Comments Off on Busch’s Chase Chase Rolls Through Kentucky
Busch’s Chase Chase Rolls Through Kentucky

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch’s scramble to make the Sprint Cup Series’ season-ending playoffs maintained momentum Saturday night when the Joe Gibbs Racing driver won  the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.
The victory was Busch’s second since returning from an 11-race absence that was caused by leg injuries suffered at Daytona during February’s Speedweeks.
NASCAR […]

Earnhardt Gets Win Ahead Of Horrific Wreck At DIS
Monday, Jul 6, 2015 – 8:08 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Gets Win Ahead Of Horrific Wreck At DIS
Earnhardt Gets Win Ahead Of Horrific Wreck At DIS

It was a beaten down Dale Earnhardt Jr. who stood in Victory Lane after winning Sunday night’s/Monday morning’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
Watching in your review mirror as a fellow competitor’s car explodes into a mass of whirling shrapnel will have that effect on human beings.
“I mean, the racing doesn’t matter […]

Allmendinger Blasts To Pole At Sonoma
Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 – 17:14 | One Comment
Allmendinger Blasts To Pole At Sonoma

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A.J. Allmendinger, looking to earn a second-straight berth in the Sprint Cup playoffs, won the pole for Sunday’s race at the Sonoma Raceway road circuit on Saturday afternoon.
Allmendinger, who earned his 2014 Chase berth by winning at the Watkins Glen International road circuit, lapped Sonoma in 1 minute, 14.385 seconds […]