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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

Kalitta Makes It Three In Row
Sunday, May 22, 2016 – 18:41 | No Comment
Kalitta Makes It Three In Row

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Doug Kalitta hit a triple on Sunday.
Kalitta defeated Antron Brown in a peddle-fest to win the Top Fuel final at today’s NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka and it gave the Kalitta Motorsports driver a third straight victory.
The victory also padded Kalitta’s points lead in Top Fuel.
Also earning victories Sunday were Matt Hagan in […]

Hinchcliffe Earns Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500
Sunday, May 22, 2016 – 16:57 | No Comment
Hinchcliffe Earns Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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One of the things that turns human beings into sports fanatics are great sports story lines. James Hinchcliffe is working on a beauty of a story this month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
On Sunday at IMS, Hinchcliffe won the pole for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
He did it in […]

Hinchcliffe Leads Fast Nine Run For Indy Pole
Saturday, May 21, 2016 – 18:08 | No Comment
Hinchcliffe Leads Fast Nine Run For Indy Pole

The list of drivers who have a shot at winning the pole for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 was reduced to nine on Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The nine are James Hinchliffe of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (Honda), Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport (Honda), Will Power of Team Penske (Chevrolet), Helio Castroneves of Team […]

New JFR Camaro SS Balks In Debut
Saturday, May 21, 2016 – 8:33 | No Comment
New JFR Camaro SS Balks In Debut

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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TOPEKA, Kan. – The folks at John Force Racing will head back to the drawing board – literally – in the wake of Friday’s disappointing debut of its freshly minted Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car at Heartland Park.
It shook and scraped the wall during its second qualifying run at the […]

Top Fueler Kalitta Not Celebrating Anything Yet
Friday, May 20, 2016 – 18:42 | One Comment
Top Fueler Kalitta Not Celebrating Anything Yet

By Jim Pedley | Manging Editor
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TOPEKA, Kan. – Driver Doug Kalitta is the No. 1, El Supremo, Big Kahuna hottest nitro driver in the NHRA. He’s won two straight NHRA national events. He is the Top Fuel points leader and that lead is a solid 64 points over former champion Antron Brown.
What possibly could make […]

Topeka Represents New Beginning For Force
Thursday, May 19, 2016 – 16:52 | No Comment
Topeka Represents New Beginning For Force

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Caesar salad which John Force was stabbing at with his fork Wednesday during lunch at a Kansas City barbecue joint was having a hard time making it into the superstar Funny Car driver’s mouth. His jaws were simply not up to the needed multi-tasking. Force […]

Kenseth Wins Dover For First Victory Of Year
Sunday, May 15, 2016 – 16:18 | No Comment
Kenseth Wins Dover For First Victory Of Year

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Matt Kenseth held off kid drivers Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at the Dover International Speedway Monster Mile.
The win was the first of the season for Kenseth and made him the fourth and final Joe Gibbs Racing driver to win a race and […]

Jones Wins Dover Xfinity Race
Saturday, May 14, 2016 – 19:28 | No Comment
Jones Wins Dover Xfinity Race

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Erik Jones won Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway on Saturday.
Jones, on well-worn tires, pulled away to beat runner-up Darrell Wallace Jr. to the finish line by 1.434 seconds.
The victory was Jones second of the year ad it came in a Dash 4 Cash race.
 
 
Driving a stock car for the first time in […]

Pagenaud’s Domination Extends To Indianapolis
Saturday, May 14, 2016 – 17:16 | No Comment
Pagenaud’s Domination Extends To Indianapolis

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Simon Pagenaud’s dominating start to the 2016 season rolled into Indianapolis this weekend and shows no signs of abating.
Pagenaud, who had won the previous two IndyCar Series races – in Long Beach, Calif. and Birmingham, Ala. –and finished as runner-up in the other two races this season, won Saturday’s Grand […]

Red Hot Pagenaud On Pole In Indy
Friday, May 13, 2016 – 19:03 | No Comment
Red Hot Pagenaud On Pole In Indy

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IndyCar Series points leader Simon Pagenaud drove to the pole for this weekend’s Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway infield road course on Friday.
The Team Penske driver, who has won the last two series events, won his second straight pole of 2016 and fourth of his career with a lap of 1 […]