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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

Regan Smith Bumps His Way to XFINITY Race At Mid-Ohio
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 – 17:31 | Comments Off on Regan Smith Bumps His Way to XFINITY Race At Mid-Ohio
Regan Smith Bumps His Way to XFINITY Race At Mid-Ohio

Regan Smith bumped leader Alex Tagliani out of the way on the second to last turn of the final lap and from there went on to win the XFINITY Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday.
The win was the first in 52 races for Smith, who drives the No. 7 Chevrolet of […]

IndyCar Heading Back To Road America
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 – 13:36 | Comments Off on IndyCar Heading Back To Road America
IndyCar Heading Back To Road America

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IndyCar announced Saturday that Road America, the historic permanent road course in Elkhart Lake, Wis., will make its return to the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule in 2016. The event is set for June 24-26 on the 14-turn, 4.048-mile circuit that hosted 25 Indy car races from 1982-2007.

Road America, established in 1955, has featured some of the […]

Cup’s King Of The Road To Take Bow At The Glen
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 – 13:14 | Comments Off on Cup’s King Of The Road To Take Bow At The Glen
Cup’s King Of The Road To Take Bow At The Glen

You don’t have to be eligible for social security to remember the days when the vast majority of NASCAR drivers dreaded driving on road courses. Dreaded them the way ill-prepared school children  dread being called upon in class.
The problem, of course, was that things like right turns, constant rev matching, elevation changes and plotting out braking […]

Beckman Has Shot To Really Clean Up This Week
Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 – 9:48 | Comments Off on Beckman Has Shot To Really Clean Up This Week
Beckman Has Shot To Really Clean Up This Week

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Most sports have stories within stories. You know; little sidebar events or moments that have little to do with season championships but mean plenty to those who compete in those events.
This weekend in the Great Northwest, the NHRA has an super interesting sidebar attraction going as it will wrap up […]

Kenseth Wins Pocono Battle Of The Fuel-Starved
Sunday, Aug 2, 2015 – 16:35 | Comments Off on Kenseth Wins Pocono Battle Of The Fuel-Starved
Kenseth Wins Pocono Battle Of The Fuel-Starved

Matt Kenseth blew past car after car that were slowing from empty fuel cells on the final lap of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway and went on to win his second race of the season.
The victory was Kenseth’s second of the season, first at Pocono and allowed him to clinch a berth […]

Rahal Wins Mid-Ohio; Closes In On Points Lead
Sunday, Aug 2, 2015 – 15:44 | Comments Off on Rahal Wins Mid-Ohio; Closes In On Points Lead
Rahal Wins Mid-Ohio; Closes In On Points Lead

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Graham Rahal was not all that happy following Saturday’s qualifying session at his favorite race track. He was wonderfully happy following Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Rahal won the Honda Indy 200 on the winding, flowing road circuit and in doing so took a significant step toward […]

Streaking Busch Adds Truck Victory At Pocono
Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 – 16:49 | Comments Off on Streaking Busch Adds Truck Victory At Pocono
Streaking Busch Adds Truck Victory At Pocono

Kyle Busch’s incredible from-operating-table-to-Victory Lane run continued Saturday when he won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway.
The start at Pocono Saturday was his first in a truck since returning from the Feb. 21 accident at Daytona that resulted in broken bones in his legs and kept him out of cockpits for […]

Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Makes It Three In A Row
Sunday, Jul 26, 2015 – 17:58 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Makes It Three In A Row
Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Makes It Three In A Row

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A lot of people consider Kyle Busch to be the best restart man in NASCAR. He certainly was on Sunday as three times over the final eight laps, Busch used perfect restarts to win the Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The victory was the fourth in the […]

Penske Drivers Want To Win One For The Captain
Sunday, Jul 26, 2015 – 8:15 | Comments Off on Penske Drivers Want To Win One For The Captain
Penske Drivers Want To Win One For The Captain

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Roger Penske doesn’t need anything. Not in life, not in racing. But there are still some things he wants and one of those wants could be satisfied this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Penske, for all his success in business, in racing in general and at Indy’s legendary 2.5-mile oval specifically, […]

Edwards To Start Brickyard From The Pole
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 – 14:10 | Comments Off on Edwards To Start Brickyard From The Pole
Edwards To Start Brickyard From The Pole

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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With a race victory and, almost assuredly, a Chase berth already bagged this season, you’d think that winning a mid-season pole would elicit little more than a couple dozen perfunctory nods to his sponsors and team from Carl Edwards.
But the pole that Edwards won on Saturday was far from a […]