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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

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 […]

Junior Wins PIR; Field Set For Cup Grand Finale
Monday, Nov 16, 2015 – 7:53 | Comments Off on Junior Wins PIR; Field Set For Cup Grand Finale
Junior Wins PIR; Field Set For Cup Grand Finale

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
When NASCAR officials finally decided that enough was enough in unseasonably rainy Avondale, Ariz. on Sunday night, Dale Earnhardt was awarded the victory and Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. had earned berths in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship’s final four.
For that four-driver, championship-determining race, Harvick, […]

Helping Hands Will Be Hard To Find At PIR Sunday
Sunday, Nov 15, 2015 – 9:06 | Comments Off on Helping Hands Will Be Hard To Find At PIR Sunday
Helping Hands Will Be Hard To Find At PIR Sunday

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Six of the seven drivers competing for the final three spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship’s four-driver grand finale at Homestead, Fla. next weekend will have teammates on the track this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway.
So, absolutely predictably on Friday, many were asked the oddly pro forma […]

Johnson Puts More Pressure On Title Chasers
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 – 8:05 | Comments Off on Johnson Puts More Pressure On Title Chasers
Johnson Puts More Pressure On Title Chasers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jimmie Johnson won’t win a seventh Sprint Cup Series championship this year, but he’s sure making things interesting for the remaining handful of drivers still in contention for the 2015 crown.
Johnson, who was eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship in the first round of the series’ cut-down […]

Johnson Scuttles Keselowski’s Big Day In Texas
Sunday, Nov 8, 2015 – 18:14 | Comments Off on Johnson Scuttles Keselowski’s Big Day In Texas
Johnson Scuttles Keselowski’s Big Day In Texas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Brad Keselowski appeared to be shaking off a 30-race funk, stepping out of Team Penske teammate Joey Logano’s shadow and earning a berth in the Chase’s final four in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
But with four laps to go and having led 312 laps, Keselowski was […]

Kenseth Dumps Logano; Did What Went Around Come Back Around?
Sunday, Nov 1, 2015 – 19:01 | One Comment
Kenseth Dumps Logano; Did What Went Around Come Back Around?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
James Brown once sang in his angry classic, The Big Payback, “Get ready that’s a fact, Get ready you Mother for the big payback.”
Joey Logano succumbed to the big payback during Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway with just under 50 laps to go and while in the […]

The Haters Have Their Boy In Joey Logano
Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 – 9:15 | Comments Off on The Haters Have Their Boy In Joey Logano
The Haters Have Their Boy In Joey Logano

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Success has not translated to love for Sprint Cup driver Joey Logano. On the contrary.
Logano, who swept the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Champions by winning at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, said Tuesday that hated from some NASCAR fans and perhaps a […]

INDYCAR’s 2016 Schedule Adds, Subtracts Historic Venues
Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 – 8:54 | Comments Off on INDYCAR’s 2016 Schedule Adds, Subtracts Historic Venues
INDYCAR’s 2016 Schedule Adds, Subtracts Historic Venues

INDYCAR announced the IndyCar Series 2016 schedule on Tuesday and it includes the addition of two historic venues and the subtraction of a third.
The schedule includes  a 16-race season – anchored by the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.
It will begin on March 13 with the street race in St. Petersburg, Fla. and […]

Late-Race Wreck: Accident Or Premeditated?
Monday, Oct 26, 2015 – 9:37 | One Comment
Late-Race Wreck: Accident Or Premeditated?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As the sun began to go down at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, and the temperatures of fans and at least a couple of drivers began to rise, one veteran NASCAR reporter took to social media to heap snark on peers who were taking shots at Kevin Harvick.
What evidence, he asked […]

Logano Sweeps Round Two; Junior Inches Short
Sunday, Oct 25, 2015 – 17:10 | Comments Off on Logano Sweeps Round Two; Junior Inches Short
Logano Sweeps Round Two; Junior Inches Short

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joey Logano didn’t need to win Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway to advance to the third round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship but did. Dale Earnhardt Jr. did need to win to advance and didn’t, though determining those results took an extended examination of video by NASCAR officials.
As […]