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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

Rain Puts Kenseth On Cup Pole In Dover
Saturday, Oct 3, 2015 – 8:03 | Comments Off on Rain Puts Kenseth On Cup Pole In Dover
Rain Puts Kenseth On Cup Pole In Dover

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
DOVER, Del. – A hard, steady rain at Dover International Speedway made Matt Kenseth’s life easier—and Kevin Harvick’s challenge even more difficult than it otherwise might have been.
With a massive East Coast storm forcing cancellation of all of Friday’s track activity at the Monster Mile, including NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying, […]

Q&A: Harvick Talks About Fuel Problems And Chase Pressures
Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 – 14:59 | Comments Off on Q&A: Harvick Talks About Fuel Problems And Chase Pressures
Q&A: Harvick Talks About Fuel Problems And Chase Pressures

Kevin Harvick, who has suffered back-to-back lousy finishes in the first round of the 16-driver, 10-race, elimination-format Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship this year, was the guest on NASCAR’s weekly media teleconference.
Harvick, who crashed in the first Chase race and ran out of fuel with three laps to go in the second, left the […]

Stewart To Exit Driver’s Seat After 2016 Cup Season
Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 – 13:22 | One Comment
Stewart To Exit Driver’s Seat After 2016 Cup Season

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Three-time champion Tony Stewart sounded anything but downhearted in announcing on Wednesday that he will retire from driving Sprint Cup cars following the 2016 season. In fact, during a teleconference with the media,  Stewart was upbeat to the point of sounding like a standup comic.
Seriously.
Stewart, 44, joked about everything from […]

Kenseth Wins Loudon As Harvick Runs Out Of Fuel
Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 – 16:32 | Comments Off on Kenseth Wins Loudon As Harvick Runs Out Of Fuel
Kenseth Wins Loudon As Harvick Runs Out Of Fuel

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Matt Kenseth passed the fuel-starved car of Kevin Harvick with two laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s Race No. 2 of the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoff at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The victory – his fifth of the year – sends the Joe Gibbs […]

Johnson: Who Knows What Harvick Will Do
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 – 8:23 | Comments Off on Johnson: Who Knows What Harvick Will Do
Johnson: Who Knows What Harvick Will Do

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kevin Harvick’s qualifying run at New Hamphire Motor Speedway put him where he wanted to be – on the front row for Sunday’s race. Then it put him where he didn’t want to be – having to face the media.
By qualifying second fastest on Friday, Harvick was required by NASCAR […]

Not A Good Idea To Attack Power-Makers That Be
Friday, Sep 25, 2015 – 15:16 | 3 Comments
Not A Good Idea To Attack Power-Makers That Be

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Fact: Kevin Harvick would be a journeyman driver in need of anger-management classes instead of a defending Sprint Cup champion in need of anger-management classes were it not for the Hendrick Motrosports engines that sit in his Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet.
He might want to consider that the next time he physically attacks […]

Hobbled Hamlin Sprints To Win At Chicagoland
Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 – 17:24 | Comments Off on Hobbled Hamlin Sprints To Win At Chicagoland
Hobbled Hamlin Sprints To Win At Chicagoland

Denny Hamlin may have been a casualty on a basketball court two weeks ago but he was a winner on Sunday as he opened the 2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup playoffs with a victory at Chicagoland Speedway.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver – who not only suffered severe damage to his right knee in the […]

Ironman Jeff Gordon Streaks Into Chicagoland
Friday, Sep 18, 2015 – 18:35 | Comments Off on Ironman Jeff Gordon Streaks Into Chicagoland
Ironman Jeff Gordon Streaks Into Chicagoland

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jeff Gordon may be one of NASCAR’s elders, but he still has a pretty good memory. Like of the time he and Ricky Rudd almost threw down after a battle for the same piece of track near Turn 3 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Gordon, who will tie Rudd for Sprint Cup’s […]

Johnson Hopes Summertime Blues Are Over
Friday, Sep 18, 2015 – 9:41 | Comments Off on Johnson Hopes Summertime Blues Are Over
Johnson Hopes Summertime Blues Are Over

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jimmie Johnson was given an out during a break in Wednesday’s Sprint Cup Series open test at Kansas Speedway when he was asked his mediocre showings in races the last three months were the result of getting ready for the Chase playoffs.
The six-time Cup champ passed, […]

Keselowski Wants To Win His Way To Title No. 2
Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Keselowski Wants To Win His Way To Title No. 2
Keselowski Wants To Win His Way To Title No. 2

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – As a highly-paid NASCAR driver, Brad Keselowski knows when to pound the gas pedal, when to tap the brakes and when to get diplomatic. During a break in testing at Kansas Speedway on Wednesday, a question about the current Chase format sent the former Sprint Cup […]