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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

Pagenaud On Barber Pole
Saturday, Apr 23, 2016 – 17:38 | Comments Off on Pagenaud On Barber Pole
Pagenaud On Barber Pole

Points leader Simon Pagenaud of Team Penske won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.
Pagenaud, the winner at Long Beach last weekend, had a fast lap at 01:06.7262 (124.089 mph) at the 2.3-mile road circuit.
“It was awesome,” the Frenchman said. “The car was just incredible, the PPG Car, […]

Hamlin Explains Drivers Council Defense Of Stewart
Friday, Apr 22, 2016 – 15:01 | Comments Off on Hamlin Explains Drivers Council Defense Of Stewart
Hamlin Explains Drivers Council Defense Of Stewart

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
With hours of NASCAR’s decision Thursday to fine Sprint Cup driver/team co-owner Tony Stewart $35,000 for issuing strong opinions on the series’ policy on lugnut use, the NASCAR drivers council stepped forward and said it would help pay Stewart’s fine.
Acting as spokesperson for the Council – a nine-member panel representing […]

Tony Stewart To Return This Weekend; Can Race For Championship; Is Fined By NASCAR
Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 – 16:00 | Comments Off on Tony Stewart To Return This Weekend; Can Race For Championship; Is Fined By NASCAR
Tony Stewart To Return This Weekend; Can Race For Championship; Is Fined By NASCAR

Tony Stewart announced on his team’s Stewart-Haas Racing website Thursday that he has been cleared by doctors to return to driving duty and that he will return to a Sprint Cup cockpit at Richmond International Raceway this weekend.
NASCAR confirmed that Stewart has been cleared to drive and issued the following statement by Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR’s […]

Pritchett To Race In Four-Wides
Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Pritchett To Race In Four-Wides
Pritchett To Race In Four-Wides

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Thanks to an 11th-hour rescue job, Leah Pritchett’s pursuit of the 2016 NHRA Top Fuel championship will continue.
Pritchett, who earned her first-ever NHRA national event win a couple of weeks ago in Phoenix, will race at this weekend’s Four Wide Nationals in the Nitro Ninja dragster owned by the Lagana family.
Making the rescue necessary was […]

Taylors Sew Up Second Straight Win In Long Beach
Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Taylors Sew Up Second Straight Win In Long Beach
Taylors Sew Up Second Straight Win In Long Beach

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Ricky Taylor ducked under polesitter Christian Fittipaldi in Turn 1 on the opening lap and then he and teammate/brother Jordan Taylor went on to win the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Grand Prix at Long Beach on Saturday.
The Taylor brothers, driving the Wayne Taylor Racing Daytona Prototype Corvette, led all but three laps in the 75-lap race.
“I […]

Hunter-Reay Doubling Up In Long Beach
Friday, Apr 15, 2016 – 12:31 | Comments Off on Hunter-Reay Doubling Up In Long Beach
Hunter-Reay Doubling Up In Long Beach

The only person who will spend more time in Los Angeles-area traffic this weekend than weary Southern California commuters is Ryan Hunter-Reay.
That’s because Hunter-Reay will be driving in both the WeatherTech United SportsCar Championship and IndyCar series portions of the Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Yep, the 35-year-old driver is pulling a double on the famed […]

Big Saturday’s Start On Friday On The Long Beach Street Circuit
Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 – 17:13 | Comments Off on Big Saturday’s Start On Friday On The Long Beach Street Circuit
Big Saturday’s Start On Friday On The Long Beach Street Circuit

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
While the start of this weekend’s WeatherTech United SportsCar Championship series race at the Long Beach street course is set for Saturday, big steps toward winning the event could be taken on Friday when qualifying for the 100-minute race is held.
Fact is, in-race passes are hard to come by on the […]

Porsche Set To Begin WEC Defense
Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 – 20:35 | Comments Off on Porsche Set To Begin WEC Defense
Porsche Set To Begin WEC Defense

When the World Endurance Championship begins its 2016 racing season this coming weekend at the Silverstone road course in England, it will do so without the No. 17 and No. 18 Porsche 919 Hybrid cars in the field.
That’s because in the wake of winning the prestigious WEC in 2015, Porsche has earned the right to […]

DeJoria Feeling Re-grooved After Vegas Stunner
Friday, Apr 8, 2016 – 10:00 | Comments Off on DeJoria Feeling Re-grooved After Vegas Stunner
DeJoria Feeling Re-grooved After Vegas Stunner

Week after week in 2015, Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria would head on down the road after heartbreaking showings in NHRA national events telling herself the same thing: “We’re better than this.”
Turns out, she was right.
Last weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, DeJoria and her Alexis DeJoria Racing/Kallita Motorsports team got their […]

Kyle Busch Wins Cup Race, Sweeps Martinsville
Sunday, Apr 3, 2016 – 15:50 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins Cup Race, Sweeps Martinsville
Kyle Busch Wins Cup Race, Sweeps Martinsville

Kyle Busch arrived at Martinsville Speedway this weekend without ever having won a NASCAR race at the series’ smallest and oldest track. He left the Martinsville half-mile on Sunday having won twice.
Busch followed up his Camping World Truck Series victory from Saturday with a dominating Sprint Cup Series win on Sunday.
“To win here in Martinsville […]