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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

Russians Conquer Soggy Track To Win Prototype Pole For The Rolex 24
Friday, Jan 29, 2016 – 8:11 | Comments Off on Russians Conquer Soggy Track To Win Prototype Pole For The Rolex 24
Russians Conquer Soggy Track To Win Prototype Pole For The Rolex 24

Russian IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin overcame extremely wet conditions to capture the Prototype class TOTAL Pole Award for the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona.
How we was the session? So wet that a pair of GT Le Mans class Porsches swept the overall pole and outside pole.
Aleshin ran a lap of 2:05.793 (101.882 mph) in the […]

C.J. Wilson Ready For Racing’s Season-Opener In Daytona
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016 – 16:38 | Comments Off on C.J. Wilson Ready For Racing’s Season-Opener In Daytona
C.J. Wilson Ready For Racing’s Season-Opener In Daytona

Major League pitcher C.J. Wilson has never been one to wake up in the middle of the night, glance over at the Little Ben clock on the night table and worry what his post-pro jock life would be like.
It would not play out in an office or as a hair-do television analyst. Wilson’s future, the Los […]

Scott Says New Team Capable Of Chasing Chase
Friday, Dec 11, 2015 – 14:19 | Comments Off on Scott Says New Team Capable Of Chasing Chase
Scott Says New Team Capable Of Chasing Chase

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Richard Petty Motorsports on Friday introduced Brian Scott as the replacement for  Sam Hornish Jr. as driver of its No. 9 Sprint Cup next season.
Scott, who has been racing full time for Richard Childress and Joe Gibbs Racing in the XFINITY Series since 2010, said the deal with RPM came […]

Chase Elliott Wins The Snowball
Sunday, Dec 6, 2015 – 18:56 | Comments Off on Chase Elliott Wins The Snowball
Chase Elliott Wins The Snowball

Chase Elliott, son of former Sprint Cup champion Bill Elliott and a current NASCAR driver himself, won Sunday’s 48th annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla.
Elliott, who will take over the driver’s seat at Hendrick Motorsports that is being vacated by four-time Cup champion Jeff Gordon, won the Snowball for the second […]

Busch, Gordon, Cruise Star In Major Vegas Show
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 – 9:55 | Comments Off on Busch, Gordon, Cruise Star In Major Vegas Show
Busch, Gordon, Cruise Star In Major Vegas Show

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As he stood at the Sprint Cup awards banquet podium in Las Vegas to accept due accolades and honors on Friday night, the 2015 champion also found time to put a plug in for his surgeons.
“Anyone looking to have leg or foot surgery, just ask for the Kyle Busch special,” […]

A Horrible Wreck May Have Created A Champion
Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 – 13:23 | 2 Comments
A Horrible Wreck May Have Created A Champion

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Early last decade, a small group of beat writers were sitting around in an infield media center at a NASCAR track somewhere and were solving the racing world’s problems. The subject of Kurt Busch and his noteworthy driving talents came up.
As all nodded in agreement until one “expert” upped the […]

Ford, Ganassi Announce Driver Lineup for GT Program
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 – 12:49 | Comments Off on Ford, Ganassi Announce Driver Lineup for GT Program
Ford, Ganassi Announce Driver Lineup for GT Program

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Ford and Chip Ganassi Racing on Saturday announced their driver lineup for next year’s debut of the Ford GT in the WeatherTech Sports Car Challenge.
Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook, Dirk Müller and Joey Hand have been selected for full-time rides in the two Ford GTs.
Hand and Müller will co-drive the No. […]

Kyle Busch Has Best Friday Among Four Chasers
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 – 8:42 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Has Best Friday Among Four Chasers
Kyle Busch Has Best Friday Among Four Chasers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jeffmania is sweeping Homestead-Miami Speedway and caught up in are not just fans and the media but the people with whom Gordon bends metal with 36 times a year.
After winning the pole on Friday for Sunday’s season-ending, championship-deciding race at HMS, Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing couldn’t resist invoking […]

Wood Brothers To Return To Full Schedule In 2016
Friday, Nov 20, 2015 – 16:10 | Comments Off on Wood Brothers To Return To Full Schedule In 2016
Wood Brothers To Return To Full Schedule In 2016

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The historic Wood Brothers Racing team announced Friday that it is returning to full-time competition in the Sprint Cup Series next year.
Driving the iconic No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford in all 36 races in 2016 will be Ryan Blaney. Jeremy Bullins will serve as crew chief.
Motorcraft/Quick Lane and Ford Performance […]

Homestead Features Contenders For All Seasons
Friday, Nov 20, 2015 – 9:34 | Comments Off on Homestead Features Contenders For All Seasons
Homestead Features Contenders For All Seasons

It’s championship week in Sprint Cup and an interesting championship field it is.
At the beginning of the season – and, certainly – at mid season, the make-up of this final four would have been tough to predict.
The only non-surprising entrant would have to be  Kevin Harvick. Not only was he  the defending champion, his team […]