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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

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 […]

Ford vs. Chevy Reheats On Roads Of Le Mans
Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 – 17:08 | Comments Off on Ford vs. Chevy Reheats On Roads Of Le Mans
Ford vs. Chevy Reheats On Roads Of Le Mans

Kind of like the old days, eh? Ford vs. Chevy on the Big Stage. Except now, the Fords and Chevys are sports cars and are racing on a road circuit in Europe with mixes of foreign drivers behind the wheels of cars that are only nominally Fords and Chevys.
Still, a major point of interest for […]

Hamilton Jumps Back Into Title Contention With Win In Canada
Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 – 16:26 | Comments Off on Hamilton Jumps Back Into Title Contention With Win In Canada
Hamilton Jumps Back Into Title Contention With Win In Canada

Lewis Hamilton earned his third Canadian Grand Prix victory in a row on Sunday and he did it by thoroughly dominating the Formula One race at Circuit Gilles Villenueve in Montreal, Canada.
Hamilton started from the pole and ended by taking the checkered flag by 19.7 seconds over Mercedes AMG teammate Valttieri Botas. In between, Hamilton […]

Wayne Taylor Cadillac Wins Fifth In A Row
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 – 13:21 | Comments Off on Wayne Taylor Cadillac Wins Fifth In A Row
Wayne Taylor Cadillac Wins Fifth In A Row

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The No. 10 Cadillac DPi IMSA WeatherTech Series entry of Wayne Taylor Racing stayed perfect on the season Saturday winning on Detroit’s Belle Isle street course.
With brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor driving, the car won for the fifth time in five races in 2017.
“This Cadillac has been unstoppable all year,” Jordan Taylor said in Victory […]

Japan’s Sato Storms To Victory In Indianapolis 500
Sunday, May 28, 2017 – 15:27 | Comments Off on Japan’s Sato Storms To Victory In Indianapolis 500
Japan’s Sato Storms To Victory In Indianapolis 500

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Five years ago, Takuma Sato made a silly mistake and crashed on the final lap of the Indianapolis 500 while trying to pass for the lead and it cost him a shot at winning the biggest race in the world. On Sunday, the Japanese driver made amends as he took […]

Vettel, Ferrari Rule The Day In Monaco
Sunday, May 28, 2017 – 8:53 | Comments Off on Vettel, Ferrari Rule The Day In Monaco
Vettel, Ferrari Rule The Day In Monaco

There is joy in Maranello and all over Italy today as a Ferrari has won the “Grandest Grand Prix” for the first time in 16 years.
Sebastian Vettel took the lead from Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen during a pit stop on Lap 39 of the 78-lap Grand Prix of Monaco and easily cruised en route to getting […]

Voters Got It Right In Electing Horsepower-Guru Yates Into The Hall
Thursday, May 25, 2017 – 15:57 | Comments Off on Voters Got It Right In Electing Horsepower-Guru Yates Into The Hall
Voters Got It Right In Electing Horsepower-Guru Yates Into The Hall

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A decade or so ago, a newspaper colleague who was assigned to do a couple of racing stories for an upcoming special section, questioned one of assignments – to do a feature on then NASCAR team owner Robert Yates.
“Why,” the guy, who was the type of other-sport reporter whom stick-and-ball […]