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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

Opinion: Danicamania Grinding To An Awkward Conclusion
Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 – 16:08 | 11 Comments
Opinion: Danicamania Grinding To An Awkward Conclusion

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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If Danica Patrick is looking for the perfect sponsor as she seeks a new Cup Series ride, she may want to make a deal with Isotoner gloves. That company could then adopt a slogan along the lines of: The gloves that protect the most oft-used pointing fingers in the sport.
In […]

Earnhardt Jr. Is One Of NASCAR’s Real And True Things
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 – 13:06 | 3 Comments
Earnhardt Jr. Is One Of NASCAR’s Real And True Things

Earlier this week, Kevin Harvick took a closed-fist swing at Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s NASCAR Cup Series resume and popularity. Harvick said, in effect, that Earnhardt’s having attained so much popularity without ever having won a championship “stunted” the growth of the sport.
And he wasn’t joking.
Make no mistake, NASCAR’s growth has been stunted. But putting the […]

Truex Jr. Slows Down To Get First Win At The Glen
Sunday, Aug 6, 2017 – 17:38 | Comments Off on Truex Jr. Slows Down To Get First Win At The Glen
Truex Jr. Slows Down To Get First Win At The Glen

With three victories in 2017 and a playoff berth already bagged, Martin Truex Jr. could afford to gamble in Sunday’s 32nd annual I LOVE NEW YORK 355 at The Glen Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.
Truex, one of a handful of drivers at the front of a field facing nagging fuel questions over the final […]

Bell Rings Up Win At Pocono
Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 – 19:00 | Comments Off on Bell Rings Up Win At Pocono
Bell Rings Up Win At Pocono

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Christopher Bell pulled away to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday at Pocono Raceway.
Bell overtook John Hunter Nemechek on Lap 54 of 60 at the 2.5-mile triangular track and finished 1.964 seconds ahead of runner-up Ben Rhodes, who passed Nemechek for the second position on Lap 56.
One lap later Ryan Truex Jr. took […]

Has A Crown Jewel Turned To Paste?
Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Has A Crown Jewel Turned To Paste?
Has A Crown Jewel Turned To Paste?

A couple of weeks ago, as I walked to my car in the driveway of my house, I saw what was left of a mauled cottontail rabbit. The rabbit had huge portions of its skin peeled away and much of its throat was ripped out. It was possibly the work of a hawk or an […]

Kenseth: I Will Be Gone From Gibbs
Friday, Jul 7, 2017 – 17:24 | Comments Off on Kenseth: I Will Be Gone From Gibbs
Kenseth: I Will Be Gone From Gibbs

Matt Kenseth, the 2003 NASCAR Cup champion, said Friday that he not be back as a driver for Joe Gibbs Racing next year and does not know where he will land.
Kenseth made his announcement during a press conference at Kentucky Speedway, site of this weekend’s Cup race.
“As of today I do not have a job […]

Sudden Plate Monster Stenhouse Wins At Daytona
Sunday, Jul 2, 2017 – 7:38 | Comments Off on Sudden Plate Monster Stenhouse Wins At Daytona
Sudden Plate Monster Stenhouse Wins At Daytona

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has become a plate racing master.
Stenhouse got his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory two months ago at Talladega and then on Saturday night, follows that up with a victory at Daytona.
“This validates what we did at Talladega,” Stenhouse said in Victory Lane.
The Roush Fenway Racing driver got the victory when […]

Dixon Ruins Team Penske’s Weekend In Wisconsin
Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 – 14:24 | Comments Off on Dixon Ruins Team Penske’s Weekend In Wisconsin
Dixon Ruins Team Penske’s Weekend In Wisconsin

After qualifying on Saturday, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon dejectedly labeled himself “best in class” behind the four-car Team Penske group. But best in class became best in field on Sunday as Dixon moved steadily forward from his No. 5 qualifying spot, took the lead just after half way and went on to win the […]

Eliminations Field Set In Norwalk
Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 – 7:31 | Comments Off on Eliminations Field Set In Norwalk
Eliminations Field Set In Norwalk

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Matt Hagan drove to his third Funny Car pole of the season Saturday at the 11th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the […]

Porsche Wins 24 Hours Of Le Mans For 19th Time
Sunday, Jun 18, 2017 – 8:05 | Comments Off on Porsche Wins 24 Hours Of Le Mans For 19th Time
Porsche Wins 24 Hours Of Le Mans For 19th Time

With all three of the faster Toyota TS050-Hybrids running into problems, the No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid stayed relatively healthy and sped off to the overall victory in the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans race on Sunday.
Driving the winning car and giving Porsche 919s their third straight win in the final stint was German […]