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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

They’re Talking Racin’ At Speedweeks Media Day
Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 – 10:04 | One Comment
They’re Talking Racin’ At Speedweeks Media Day

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Today, Thursday, Feb. 10, is media day for Speedweeks. All of the top drivers in NASCAR are being paraded into a big tent at Daytona International Speedway to stand before microphones and notebooks.
Some of the words coming out of their mouths are witty, pithy, informative and entertaining. Some words, well, […]

Pedley: Is It Time To Put Speedweeks On A Diet?
Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011 – 17:15 | 3 Comments
Pedley: Is It Time To Put Speedweeks On A Diet?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Speedweeks are upon us. But you have to wonder if, in this time of cutbacks and downsizing, might it not be a good idea to trim things back to Speedweek – singular?
During flush times – for NASCAR and the world – spreading the opening of the racing season out over […]

Racers Pick Winner Of Daytona 500 Of NFL Games
Sunday, Feb 6, 2011 – 9:08 | 2 Comments
Racers Pick Winner Of Daytona 500 Of NFL Games

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Today is the big day for NFL fans. It’s the day of their biggest game. The Super Bowl. Or as some call it, the Daytona 500 of football games.
Several auto racing drivers and other racing types are headed down to Dallas/Fort Worth for the game, which features the Green Bay Packers […]

Pedley: Bigger Money For Winning? Check, Please!
Friday, Feb 4, 2011 – 8:24 | 4 Comments
Pedley: Bigger Money For Winning? Check, Please!

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Bruton Smith has come up with a lot of good ideas over the years. The one he offered up at the NASCAR Media Tour last week was not one of them. Rather than heal what ails the Sprint Cup Series, the idea would infect an already red and painful wound.
Smith, […]

Ganassi Rolls Into 2011 With Rolex 24 Victory
Sunday, Jan 30, 2011 – 15:34 | Comments Off on Ganassi Rolls Into 2011 With Rolex 24 Victory
Ganassi Rolls Into 2011 With Rolex 24 Victory

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Team owner Chip Ganassi’s wonderful 2010 racing season extended into 2011 Sunday when his No. 01 BMW/Riley Daytona Prototype car won the 49th Rolex 24 Grand-Am series race at Daytona Internatonal Speedway.
The car, which won the 2010 Grand-Am championship, was driven by Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Joey Hand and Graham Rahal.
With […]

Shape Matters When It Comes To Driving The 24
Friday, Jan 28, 2011 – 18:37 | One Comment
Shape Matters When It Comes To Driving The 24

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Chances are, you are having an easier week than are the drivers for the GAINSCO Racing Grand-Am series team. In terms of physical comfort, at least.
Because the days leading up to the start of the Rolex 24-hour race at Daytona International Speedway, represent hell week for the GAINSCO guys who […]

Hamlin Wants Name On Cup, Not On Picks Lists
Friday, Jan 28, 2011 – 8:40 | Comments Off on Hamlin Wants Name On Cup, Not On Picks Lists
Hamlin Wants Name On Cup, Not On Picks Lists

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Many of he biggest, most serious media predictions about who will do what in the upcoming Sprint Cup season have not been released quite yet. But when they do start hitting the streets, Denny Hamlin has no illusions about where he will find his name.
Not at the top, the 29-year-old […]

Rolex 24 Gives Stockers Chance To Do Road Work
Thursday, Jan 27, 2011 – 18:22 | Comments Off on Rolex 24 Gives Stockers Chance To Do Road Work
Rolex 24 Gives Stockers Chance To Do Road Work

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The word “fun” gets wide use by stock-car and open-wheel drivers who cross over to the world of sportscar-racing at this time of year. Ask them why they are competing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway, and they usually work that word in.
But for some of those cross-pollinators, […]

Reaction To Change Mounts
Thursday, Jan 27, 2011 – 11:02 | 4 Comments
Reaction To Change Mounts

Reaction to Wednesday’s announcement of changes to NASCAR’s point system began to roll in shortly after the announcement was made by NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France at the NASCAR Hall of Fame as part of the annual media tour sponsored by Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The reaction came from drivers, media and track officials and promoters.
Here […]

Force Hood To Become Mom; Will Skip 2011
Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011 – 16:46 | Comments Off on Force Hood To Become Mom; Will Skip 2011
Force Hood To Become Mom; Will Skip 2011

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
John Force Racing announced Tuesday that his daughter, Ashley Force Hood, and her husband are expecting a child and she will not drive a Funny Car for the JFR NHRA team this coming season.
Headed back to the cockpit for the team will be Mike Neff, a former driver for JFR […]