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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

Bourdais A ‘Hero’ Again At Historic Milwaukee Mile
Monday, Jul 13, 2015 – 7:41 | Comments Off on Bourdais A ‘Hero’ Again At Historic Milwaukee Mile
Bourdais A ‘Hero’ Again At Historic Milwaukee Mile

For the second race in a row on Sunday, a driver from what has to be considered a non-power team won a Verizon IndyCar Series race. For the second race in row, the victory came on an oval.
This time the driver was Sebastien Bourdais, who drives for KVSH Racing, and the venue was the world’s […]

Busch’s Chase Chase Rolls Through Kentucky
Sunday, Jul 12, 2015 – 7:10 | Comments Off on Busch’s Chase Chase Rolls Through Kentucky
Busch’s Chase Chase Rolls Through Kentucky

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch’s scramble to make the Sprint Cup Series’ season-ending playoffs maintained momentum Saturday night when the Joe Gibbs Racing driver won  the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.
The victory was Busch’s second since returning from an 11-race absence that was caused by leg injuries suffered at Daytona during February’s Speedweeks.
NASCAR […]

Earnhardt Gets Win Ahead Of Horrific Wreck At DIS
Monday, Jul 6, 2015 – 8:08 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Gets Win Ahead Of Horrific Wreck At DIS
Earnhardt Gets Win Ahead Of Horrific Wreck At DIS

It was a beaten down Dale Earnhardt Jr. who stood in Victory Lane after winning Sunday night’s/Monday morning’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
Watching in your review mirror as a fellow competitor’s car explodes into a mass of whirling shrapnel will have that effect on human beings.
“I mean, the racing doesn’t matter […]

Allmendinger Blasts To Pole At Sonoma
Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 – 17:14 | One Comment
Allmendinger Blasts To Pole At Sonoma

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A.J. Allmendinger, looking to earn a second-straight berth in the Sprint Cup playoffs, won the pole for Sunday’s race at the Sonoma Raceway road circuit on Saturday afternoon.
Allmendinger, who earned his 2014 Chase berth by winning at the Watkins Glen International road circuit, lapped Sonoma in 1 minute, 14.385 seconds […]

Allmendinger Knows Importance Of Sonoma
Friday, Jun 26, 2015 – 16:16 | Comments Off on Allmendinger Knows Importance Of Sonoma
Allmendinger Knows Importance Of Sonoma

The term “must win” has become one of the most over-used in sports. It’s verbiage that tends to be rotely rolled out when the term “highly important” is much more accurate but way less dramatic.
Then there is the situation for A.J. Allmendinger vis a vis this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway.
He and […]

NASCAR Reaffirms Opposition To Confederate Flag
Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 – 11:55 | Comments Off on NASCAR Reaffirms Opposition To Confederate Flag
NASCAR Reaffirms Opposition To Confederate Flag

NASCAR officials on Tuesday joined the list of people and organizations who shun the flying of the Confederate Flag.
The stock car racing organization cited Monday’s call by the South Carolina Governor that the flag be removed from the grounds of the state’s State House.
A statement released the by NASCAR read: “As we continue to mourn the […]

NASCAR Unveils New Aero Rules For Kentucky
Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 – 15:27 | Comments Off on NASCAR Unveils New Aero Rules For Kentucky
NASCAR Unveils New Aero Rules For Kentucky

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
NASCAR announced Tuesday afternoon it has issued an updated rules package to Sprint Cup Series teams that will be put into use at Kentucky Speedway next month.
Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president & chief racing development officer, made the announcement during a teleconference with the media. O’Donnell said the changes […]

Porsche Is A Winner Again At Le Mans
Sunday, Jun 14, 2015 – 8:22 | Comments Off on Porsche Is A Winner Again At Le Mans
Porsche Is A Winner Again At Le Mans

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
When racing powerhouse Porsche announced two years ago that it was returning to the LMP1 ranks of sports car endurance racing, many wondered how long it would take for the German car maker to return to the top step of the podium at Le Mans.
The answer: Two years.
Porsche, absent from […]

ANALYSIS: Porsche Vs. Audi To Highlight 2015 Le Mans
Friday, Jun 12, 2015 – 15:53 | Comments Off on ANALYSIS: Porsche Vs. Audi To Highlight 2015 Le Mans
ANALYSIS: Porsche Vs. Audi To Highlight 2015 Le Mans

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In the days leading up to the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans, the folks from Audi had great fun hanging banners around the historic Circuit de la Sarthe road course “welcoming” Porsche back to the LMP1 dvision at the world’s most important sports car race.
Audi, back then, could afford […]

Truex Returns Furniture Row To The Top Shelf
Thursday, Jun 11, 2015 – 16:39 | Comments Off on Truex Returns Furniture Row To The Top Shelf
Truex Returns Furniture Row To The Top Shelf

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As the 2014 NASCAR season wound down to a close, it appeared that Furniture Row Racing had provided anecdotal evidence in support of a couple of long-debated racing questions.
Questions like: Which is more important in racing, car or driver? Are single-car teams doomed to survive only as field-fillers? Must championship […]