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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

Langdon’s Championship Hopes Rescued By Don Schumacher
Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 – 16:53 | One Comment
Langdon’s Championship Hopes Rescued By Don Schumacher

Earlier this week, it appeared that Shawn Langdon would be sitting out the six-race, championship-deciding NHRA Countdown playoff because his Alan Johnson Racing team had run low of operating capital.
But on Wednesday, Don Schumacher Racing came to the rescue.
DSR and AJR announced that former NHRA world champion Shawn Langdon will drive DSR’s Red Fuel Powered by […]

McMurray Finally Gets His Due
Sunday, Sep 13, 2015 – 9:00 | Comments Off on McMurray Finally Gets His Due
McMurray Finally Gets His Due

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As Jamie McMurray was pulling off his helmet and climbing out of his car in Victory Lane after winning at Charlotte in 2002 in just his second Sprint Cup start, NASCAR fans and competitors had to be thinking they were watching a star being born.
Young, good looking, contagious charm and […]

Kahne Sounding Oddly Meh On An All-Important Weekend
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 – 16:02 | Comments Off on Kahne Sounding Oddly Meh On An All-Important Weekend
Kahne Sounding Oddly Meh On An All-Important Weekend

Kasey Kahne swore on Friday that despite have a season that is sort of un-Kahne-like and definitely un-Hendrick Motorsports-like and absolutely in need of an 11th-hour miracle to salvage a playoff berth, everthing’s cool.
“I’ve been really calm,” Kahne said prior to the first practice of the weekend for Saturday night’s Chase to the Chase finale at […]

Mission Accomplished: Busch Bags A Berth
Monday, Sep 7, 2015 – 12:44 | Comments Off on Mission Accomplished: Busch Bags A Berth
Mission Accomplished: Busch Bags A Berth

Some notes and thoughts from Sunday night’s Southern 500 at what appeared to be a very fan-packed Darlington Raceway:
– Kyle Busch completed his Chase chase after finishing seventh at Darlington. The points he earned locked him in to the top 30 and, thus, enabled the Joe Gibbs Racing driver to meet the special playoff berth-securing […]

Hamlin Dominates Darlington XFINITY Race
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 – 7:00 | Comments Off on Hamlin Dominates Darlington XFINITY Race
Hamlin Dominates Darlington XFINITY Race

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Denny Hamlin led 117 of 147 laps in winning Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at Darlington Raceway.
The win was Hamlin’s third of the season, his fourth at Darlington and the 20th of his career. All three of his victories this season have come from the pole.
Hamlin’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Kyle Busch finished second while a […]

Karam Seeing Psychologist In Wake Of Wilson Death
Friday, Aug 28, 2015 – 17:55 | Comments Off on Karam Seeing Psychologist In Wake Of Wilson Death
Karam Seeing Psychologist In Wake Of Wilson Death

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Sage Karam, the IndyCar Series driver whose car lost the debris that struck and killed fellow driver Justin Wilson last week at Pocono Raceway, told reporters on Friday that he has been seeing a psychologist because of the incident.
“I’ve been working with a psychologist this week,” Karam, who drives for […]

IndyCar’s Justin Wilson Dies From Head Injuries
Monday, Aug 24, 2015 – 20:19 | Comments Off on IndyCar’s Justin Wilson Dies From Head Injuries
IndyCar’s Justin Wilson Dies From Head Injuries

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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INDYCAR CEO Mark Miles announced Monday evening that IndyCar Series driver Justin Wilson has died from injuries suffered during Sunday’s race at Pocono Raceway.
The announcement was made during a press conference held in the media center at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The incident occurred when a piece of bodywork from the car […]

Hunter-Reay Wins Pocono; Wilson In Bad Wreck
Sunday, Aug 23, 2015 – 18:27 | Comments Off on Hunter-Reay Wins Pocono; Wilson In Bad Wreck
Hunter-Reay Wins Pocono; Wilson In Bad Wreck

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Ryan Hunter-Reay won Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Pocono Speedway, Juan Pablo Montoya stretched his points lead well into the fairly comfortably zone and Honda engines continued to show good power.
But after the race, very few people in the paddocks were in a celebratory mood because of uncertainty about the […]

Michael Waltrip’s Goofy Run At Team Ownership Hits The Skids
Friday, Aug 21, 2015 – 14:55 | Comments Off on Michael Waltrip’s Goofy Run At Team Ownership Hits The Skids
Michael Waltrip’s Goofy Run At Team Ownership Hits The Skids

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It’s debatable as to whether people make their own luck or not. It’s less debatable as to whether goofy, um, stuff, happens to goofy people. Enter NASCAR’s Michael Waltrip.
It was a couple days after first-round qualifying during the 2007 Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway when NASCAR made a stunning announcement.
Many […]

Kenseth Dominates In Winning At Michigan
Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 – 16:47 | Comments Off on Kenseth Dominates In Winning At Michigan
Kenseth Dominates In Winning At Michigan

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Matt Kenseth won for the second time in two weeks Sunday when he topped the Sprint Cup Series field at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory was the third of the season for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and his third at the 2-mile MIS oval. The win was the fifth in […]