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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

Starr, Truckers Ready To Roll Again
Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 – 14:35 | Comments Off on Starr, Truckers Ready To Roll Again
Starr, Truckers Ready To Roll Again

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Enough of the dirt racing already, David Starr says. Enough of the short-track stuff. Enough of home and Texas and getting good nights’ sleep and meals not wrapped in aluminium foil, already.
Later for all that stuff.
Not that Starr isn’t a guy who likes a good Late Model event or a […]

Pedley: Martin Scores One For The Romantics
Sunday, Apr 19, 2009 – 12:03 | One Comment
Pedley: Martin Scores One For The Romantics

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
You would have thought Mark Martin got married Saturday night. As he stood sweating and uneasily smiling in the warm Phoenix night, flash bulbs were popping, champagne was flying, people were crying.
And the reception line. People were climbing all over each other to get in position to shake Martin’s hand […]

Castroneves’ Nightmare Ends, Dream resumes
Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 – 22:55 | Comments Off on Castroneves’ Nightmare Ends, Dream resumes
Castroneves’ Nightmare Ends, Dream resumes

 
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Winning back-to-back Indianapolis 500s? Easy. Scaling 20-foot catch fences? Child’s play. Dancing in front of tens of millions of people on network television? Cake.
Sitting in a media center talking to a relatively small collection of media members and attempting to explain what the last six months have been like for […]

Pedley: Roush Acts Like Roush After Landmark Win
Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 – 10:15 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Roush Acts Like Roush After Landmark Win

 
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jack Roush is one of those. He is one of those people who simply will not let the emotional wall down so others can get a peek.
Friday night in Phoenix, the emotional masons were out there doing their best to change all that. They were flailing away at the wall […]

Pedley: IRL Takes Major Step Forward At Long Beach
Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 – 19:12 | Comments Off on Pedley: IRL Takes Major Step Forward At Long Beach
Pedley: IRL Takes Major Step Forward At Long Beach

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – The weather was unseasonably cool when the day dawned on a recent IndyCar test at Kansas Speedway. Because of that – the series has a rule that cars can not run until the temperatures reach 55 degrees – the track was silent.
And because of that, you […]

Kyle Busch is a Nashville Cat
Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 – 10:08 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch is a Nashville Cat
Kyle Busch is a Nashville Cat

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch takes to the track at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday. He is one of the few Sprint Cup regulars entered in the Nationwide Series race there.
Can’t wait, Busch said this week. He is a Nashville cat and is more than willing to give up a portion of his Easter […]

Wheldon Ready To Roar With Panther
Friday, Apr 10, 2009 – 8:36 | 2 Comments
Wheldon Ready To Roar With Panther

 
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Dan Wheldon is a loves-challenges kind of guy. Big challenges. Tough challenges. Some would say foolish challenges. Some may say that the one that he has taken on this year may fit into all those categories.
Not Wheldon, though. He says there are only good challenges and that his current one […]

Andretti Lures Petty To The 500
Tuesday, Apr 7, 2009 – 14:54 | 2 Comments
Andretti Lures Petty To The 500

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
John Andretti is about as diverse as race-car drivers get. He’s driven everything from dragsters to Sprint Cup cars and all manner of vehicle betwixt. It turns out that he is also pretty good at being devious.
So good at being devious that he got the King of stock-car racing to […]

Briscoe Wins IndyCar Season-Opener
Sunday, Apr 5, 2009 – 16:12 | 3 Comments
Briscoe Wins IndyCar Season-Opener

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A lot of uncertainty occupied the thoughts of those at Team Penske during the IndyCar Series’  off season. Not least among the unncertainty being: Would marquee driver Helio Castroneves be in the car or in jail because of tax problems when the 2009 season started?
But on Sunday, on the bumpy-bouncy […]

Rahal Wins IndyCar Pole In St. Pete
Saturday, Apr 4, 2009 – 15:17 | One Comment
Rahal Wins IndyCar Pole In St. Pete

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Like most young guys, 20-year-old Graham Rahal is wild about the Gulf Coast of Florida. But not for the sun nor surf nor sand. Rather, it’s the wonderful racing that they have over there on that coast which endears him to the area.
On Saturday, Rahal won the pole for Sunday’s […]