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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

Sadler Catches Chase Victory
Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 – 8:17 | No Comment
Sadler Catches Chase Victory

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Elliott Sadler sprinted to victory in the inaugural Xfinity Series race Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway.
The victory was Sadler’s of the season, 13th of his career in the series and earned him an automatic berth in the second round of the Chase.
Daniel Suárez finished second.
“Right at the end, we were pretty good, maybe just a […]

Taylors Win Lone Star Le Mans At COTA
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 – 17:04 | No Comment
Taylors Win Lone Star Le Mans At COTA

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Jordan Taylor survived a late-race unforced spin and went on to win the Lone Star Le Mans IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Series race at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas on Saturday.
Taylor was leading at the time of the spin but kept the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP running and on the track. […]

Edwards Says 2016 Gives Him Best Shot At A Championship
Friday, Sep 16, 2016 – 8:43 | No Comment
Edwards Says 2016 Gives Him Best Shot At A Championship

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It’s a pretty safe bet that Carl Edwards has deep admiration for retired NASCAR driver Mark Martin. Most in the sport do. But it’s an even safer bet that Edwards does not want to inherit Martin’s honorary title of Sprint Cup’s King of the Runners-up. Most don’t.
A championship in this […]

Schumacher Becomes 10-Time Winner At NHRA’s Big Go
Monday, Sep 5, 2016 – 19:04 | Comments Off on Schumacher Becomes 10-Time Winner At NHRA’s Big Go
Schumacher Becomes 10-Time Winner At NHRA’s Big Go

Top Fuel driver Tony Schumacher knows how to win the U.S. Nationals. He’s proven that nine times in the past and on Monday, he proved it for an 10th time.
Schumacher, the winningest Top Fuel driver in NHRA history with 82 victories, won the 2016 “Big Go” by disposing of Steve Torrence in the finals in […]

NASCAR Loses Its ‘First Lady’; Betty Jane France Passes Away
Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 – 12:35 | Comments Off on NASCAR Loses Its ‘First Lady’; Betty Jane France Passes Away
NASCAR Loses Its ‘First Lady’; Betty Jane France Passes Away

The NASCAR world went into mourning Tuesday after it was announced that Betty Jane France had passed away on Monday evening.
France was the mother of NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France and International Speedway Corporation CEO Lesa France Kennedy. She was the wife of Bill France Jr., whose father founded NASCAR.
Betty Jane France was widely known […]

IMSA Unveils Platform Plans For 2017 and Beyond
Friday, Aug 5, 2016 – 12:25 | Comments Off on IMSA Unveils Platform Plans For 2017 and Beyond
IMSA Unveils Platform Plans For 2017 and Beyond

IMSA officials revealed platform details for the 2017 season and beyond for the three series it sanctions on Friday at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Highlights include the introduction of of new Daytona Prototype International and Le Mans Prototype 2 race cars in the Prototype class next season, and the elimination of the Prototype Challenge […]

Ferrari Hopes Balance Swings Its Way At Elkhart
Thursday, Aug 4, 2016 – 19:34 | Comments Off on Ferrari Hopes Balance Swings Its Way At Elkhart
Ferrari Hopes Balance Swings Its Way At Elkhart

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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July was busy month for those IMSA officials who tinker with Balance of Performance adjustments for cars that run in their sports car series. The folks at Risi Competizione hope busy for IMSA officials translates to better results for Ferrari at Road America this weekend.
The Ferrari team has camped on […]

Earnhardt Jr. Still A No-Go; Gordon To Drive At The Glen and Bristol
Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 – 16:20 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. Still A No-Go; Gordon To Drive At The Glen and Bristol
Earnhardt Jr. Still A No-Go; Gordon To Drive At The Glen and Bristol

Jeff Gordon will be back in the driver’s seat of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet this weekend at the Watkins Glen road course as regular driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. has not been cleared by doctors to return to his Sprint Cup job.
Earnhardt, the team announced, will also miss the Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor […]

Rookie Buescher Wins At Fog-Blanketed Pocono
Monday, Aug 1, 2016 – 15:14 | One Comment
Rookie Buescher Wins At Fog-Blanketed Pocono

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Chris Buescher, a rookie driving for a back-marker team with the wishful-thinking name of Front Row Motorsports, took advantage of bizarre Pennsylvania weather to win the rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway on Monday afternoon.
Buescher, who won the Xfinity Series championship last year while driving a Roush Fenway […]

Pagenaud Wins Battle of Team Penske at Mid-Ohio
Sunday, Jul 31, 2016 – 15:45 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Wins Battle of Team Penske at Mid-Ohio
Pagenaud Wins Battle of Team Penske at Mid-Ohio

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Simon Pagenaud bumped his way past Team Penske teammate and chief rival for  the 2016 IndyCar Series championship Will Power for second place with 23 laps to go, took the lead when Conor Daly pitted with six laps to go and pulled away for the win at Mid-Ohio on Sunday.
“Whooo,” Pagenaud […]