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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

Pagenaud Sets Record In Mid-Ohio Qualifying
Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 – 16:22 | No Comment
Pagenaud Sets Record In Mid-Ohio Qualifying

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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IndyCar Series points leader Simon Pagenaud will start Sunday’s race at the Mid-Ohio Sport Car Course in prime position to increase that points lead.
The Team Penske driver claimed the pole at Mid-Ohio with a lap at 127.271 mph on Saturday. That toppled the track record.
“I didn’t know about that,” the […]

Truex Triangulates In On Pocono Pole
Friday, Jul 29, 2016 – 18:16 | No Comment
Truex Triangulates In On Pocono Pole

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Martin Truex Jr. won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway on Friday afternoon.
Truex covered the distance in 50.211 seconds, .104 seconds faster than Carl Edwards (178.873 mph), who was second fastest.
Truex got the pole by being especially quick in Turn 2 of the 2.5-mile triangular superspeedway.
“For whatever reason, today—all day […]

Gordon Hoping For Cool Reception At Pocono
Friday, Jul 29, 2016 – 15:37 | No Comment
Gordon Hoping For Cool Reception At Pocono

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jeff Gordon’s good news/bad news moment this weekend comes courtesy of the Accuweather forecasting website. First the bad; rain in the area of Pocono Raceway for much of the weekend. The good; high temperatures in the low to mid 70s over the weekend.
After last weekend’s Turkish bath-like conditions in Indianapolis […]

Two NASCAR Legends Depart Brickyard Together
Sunday, Jul 24, 2016 – 19:48 | One Comment
Two NASCAR Legends Depart Brickyard Together

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Two of the most important figures in NASCAR history spent what was most likely their final moments at automobile racing’s most important track on Sunday and they did it together.
And it felt great for all involved and for all watching.
Tony Stewart finished 11th and Jeff Gordon 13th in the Brickyard […]

Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Owns Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Sunday, Jul 24, 2016 – 17:59 | No Comment
Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Owns Indianapolis Motor Speedway

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
During Friday’s first Sprint Cup Series practice of the weekend, Kyle Busch gently spun his race car. Only that incident – which was not really his fault – stood between Busch and perfection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2016.
On Sunday, Busch capped his weekend in Indiana with an overtime victory […]

Kyle Busch King Of Qualifying Day At Indianapolis
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 – 15:21 | No Comment
Kyle Busch King Of Qualifying Day At Indianapolis

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch took the spotlight off of a couple of Indiana favorites who will be starting the final Sprint Cup races of their careers at Indianapolis Motor Speedway by winning the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s Brickyard 400.
Busch, driving the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, posted a pole-winning lap […]

Larson Gets Dirty Win
Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 – 7:10 | No Comment
Larson Gets Dirty Win

Kyle Larson won Wednesday night’s fourth annual Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Eldora Speedway.
“It means a lot, especially losing the way I did the two years I ran,” Larson said.
Christopher Bell finished second and Rico Abreu third.
To get the victory, Larson had to overcome a bit of adversity.
“We got […]

Bowman Found Out How Other Half Races In Cup
Monday, Jul 18, 2016 – 9:12 | No Comment
Bowman Found Out How Other Half Races In Cup

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Alex Bowman is well acquainted with the life of a racing have-not. He knows all about being cursed and finger-signaled to get the hell out of the way by other drivers who may or may not be better wheelmen but who are absolutely driving better equipment.
Then on Sunday at New […]

Hendrick: Gordon May Sub In 88 After Brickyard
Sunday, Jul 17, 2016 – 12:55 | No Comment
Hendrick: Gordon May Sub In 88 After Brickyard

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jeff Gordon replacing Dale Earnhardt Jr. as driver of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Sprint Cup car may not be a one-and-done deal.
Rick Hendrick, owner of Earnahardt’s car and owner of Gordon’s car until he retired, said Sunday that circumstances could mean a prolonged run for Gordon in the 88 […]

Gordon May Take Earnhardt’s Job At Brickyard
Friday, Jul 15, 2016 – 16:57 | Comments Off on Gordon May Take Earnhardt’s Job At Brickyard
Gordon May Take Earnhardt’s Job At Brickyard

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Should Dale Earnhardt Jr. not be able to drive in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway next week because of “concussion-like symptoms”, Jeff Gordon will come out of retirement and take the wheel of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.
“If Dale is not able to go to Indianapolis, we […]