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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

Competition Blooming This Spring
Monday, Mar 28, 2011 – 14:19 | Comments Off on Competition Blooming This Spring
Competition Blooming This Spring

A weekend wrapup:
That little crawl they run along the top of the television screen during NASCAR races which gives running order provided more than just the intended information on Sunday. And I’m not talking here about Fox’s decision to regularly blend advertising into it.
It provided a constant reminder about how competitive the racing in the […]

Race Day: Standings Have Strange Look In Week 4
Sunday, Mar 27, 2011 – 9:33 | Comments Off on Race Day: Standings Have Strange Look In Week 4
Race Day: Standings Have Strange Look In Week 4

The Sprint Cup standings heading into today’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway have what many would consider a bizarre look to them. The usual suspects are in some pretty unusual locations.
And not just at the top end of the standings, where Paul Menard, Martin Truex Jr. and Bobby Labonte all sit in the […]

Power To Start St. Pete From The Pole
Saturday, Mar 26, 2011 – 17:17 | Comments Off on Power To Start St. Pete From The Pole
Power To Start St. Pete From The Pole

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Team Penske’s Will Power will start Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg from the pole.
Power, who was finished second to Dario Franchitti in last year’s championship battle, had a qualifying speed of 104.579 mph. over the St. Pete street course.
“It was a good session,” said Power, who won his second […]

Edwards Looks Back At His Decisions At Bristol
Saturday, Mar 26, 2011 – 10:59 | Comments Off on Edwards Looks Back At His Decisions At Bristol
Edwards Looks Back At His Decisions At Bristol

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Last weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway ended with Carl Edwards chasing Kyle Busch to the finish line. Both drivers played nice and the race ended with Busch winning, Edwards second and the cars of both still in tact.
Friday at Auto Club Speedway, site of Sunday’s Auto Club […]

Pedley: Add Irrelevance To NASCAR’s Woes
Saturday, Mar 26, 2011 – 9:01 | 9 Comments
Pedley: Add Irrelevance To NASCAR’s Woes

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Two very important American races were held last weekend. Only one left its promoters smiling. Why?
It’s a fool’s quest to think that a question like that can be answered with a simple, short, one-reason-covers-everything explanation. In truth, there may be as many explanations as there are race fans.
But in debates […]

Racin’ News: Kanaan Has Ride
Monday, Mar 21, 2011 – 16:57 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: Kanaan Has Ride
Racin’ News: Kanaan Has Ride

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In racin’ news today, Monday, March 21:
(This package contains items on Tony Kanaan signing with KV; Jennifer Jo Cobb signing with new team; Paul Tracy getting ride for 500; Townsend Bell getting ride at Sam Schmidt; Bryan Herta adding new driver.)
Tony Kanaan’s offseason of discontent is over.
Kanaan, the 2004 IZOD IndyCar Series champion, will run […]

Surviving 12 Hours Of Racing Was A Breeze
Monday, Mar 21, 2011 – 10:33 | One Comment
Surviving 12 Hours Of Racing Was A Breeze

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Some cold, soggy un-refridgerated Monday morning leftovers:
Somebody once asked me: How in the heck can race fans stay entertained during 12-hour, 24-hour endurance races?
The answer, which was underlined Saturday at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, is: No problemo.
You don’t have to be an avid race fan, or even […]

Pedley: Hours And Hours Of Fun
Saturday, Mar 19, 2011 – 21:46 | One Comment
Pedley: Hours And Hours Of Fun

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Sebring, Fla. – Some observations and quick hits from a race day that actually is a day’s worth of racing at Sebring:
This just has to be painted with the cliche of; only during the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
A couple of hours into the race, a gust of wind […]

The Numbers Say Plenty About Tom Kristensen
Saturday, Mar 19, 2011 – 7:24 | Comments Off on The Numbers Say Plenty About Tom Kristensen
The Numbers Say Plenty About Tom Kristensen

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Sebring, Fla. – The numbers scream. They put Tom Kristensen in a class by himself in sports car endurance racing. They answer trivia questions.
But, standing in the Sebring infield and looking way cooler than somebody wearing a heavy, itchy driver suit should, Kristensen politely waved off a question about those […]

Rahal’s New Home Is Actually His Old Home
Friday, Mar 18, 2011 – 11:40 | Comments Off on Rahal’s New Home Is Actually His Old Home
Rahal’s New Home Is Actually His Old Home

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Sebring, Fla. – If body language and tone of voice are any indication, Bobby Rahal is not totally comfortable about being asked about “moving’ from Indycar racing to sports car racing.
Instead, Rahal, the winner of the Indianapolis 500 as both a driver and a team owner, seems to prefer the […]