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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

Edwards On Nationwide Pole
Friday, Jul 10, 2009 – 16:23 | Comments Off on Edwards On Nationwide Pole
Edwards On Nationwide Pole

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – Carl Edwards will kick up his quest to deprive Kyle Busch of the 2009 Nationwide Series championship with a pole-position start in Friday night’s race at Chicagoland Speedway.
Edwards won the pole by posting a lap at 176.956 mph in the rain-delayed Friday afternoon qualifying session.
It was the […]

Pedley: Who Says NASCAR Has No Villains?
Thursday, Jul 9, 2009 – 21:00 | One Comment
Pedley: Who Says NASCAR Has No Villains?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – Ask people in racing about what it is that is wrong with NASCAR these days and you get a laundry list so long that it would scare the bejeezus out of both Proctor and Gamble. But there is a top to that list and that spot often […]

Vickers On Pole In Chicagoland
Thursday, Jul 9, 2009 – 20:59 | Comments Off on Vickers On Pole In Chicagoland
Vickers On Pole In Chicagoland

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – Brian Vickers has become the new king of qualifying in the Sprint Cup series.
Thursday evening at Chicagoland Speedway, Vickers won his fifth pole of the season as he ran a lap at 184.162 mph.
“It was an amazing lap,” Vickers said.
Starting next to Vickers on the front row […]

Stewart Says All Is Cool Between Him and Busch
Thursday, Jul 9, 2009 – 8:57 | 5 Comments
Stewart Says All Is Cool Between Him and Busch

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – Kyle Busch’s body language said it all. And what it said was “unhappy”.
He had just wrecked, hit the wall, got hit from behind at 180 mph, hit again in the side of his car at maybe 100 and when his car came to a rest on the […]

Truex To Move To Waltrip Racing In 2010
Tuesday, Jul 7, 2009 – 11:55 | Comments Off on Truex To Move To Waltrip Racing In 2010
Truex To Move To Waltrip Racing In 2010

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com 
Michael Waltrip will retire as a full-time driver at the end of the current Sprint Cup season and turn his Michael Waltrip Racing ride over to Martin Truex Jr.
Waltrip, the winner of four races in the series, will continue to drive on occasion. One of the races he will drive […]

Memo: He Sure Looked Like Tony Stewart
Monday, Jul 6, 2009 – 10:50 | 2 Comments
Memo: He Sure Looked Like Tony Stewart

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In the Monday Morning Memo today we find:
* I don’t know whom that was that crawled out of the No. 14 Stewart Haas Chevrolet following Saturday night’s Coke Zero, but somebody needed to ask him for an ID and then what he has done with Tony Stewart.
Because the Tony Stewart […]

Race Day: Heat Is The Hot Topic For Daytona Summer Race
Saturday, Jul 4, 2009 – 17:20 | Comments Off on Race Day: Heat Is The Hot Topic For Daytona Summer Race
Race Day: Heat Is The Hot Topic For Daytona Summer Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The forecast for green flag at tonight’s Coke Zero 400 is for temperatures in the low 80s. However, that goofy “feels like” thing indicates, well, it will feel like it is in the high 80s.
That stat is obviously the product of some weather geek somewhere who has way too much […]

Patience Pays Off For Gibbs and Zippy
Thursday, Jul 2, 2009 – 10:00 | Comments Off on Patience Pays Off For Gibbs and Zippy
Patience Pays Off For Gibbs and Zippy

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
One of them owns big, huge chunks of Sprint Cup championship trophies. Two of those trophies. The other also owns chunks of those trophies and, when he goes to polish them, he does so with Super Bowl rings on the fingers which grip the can of Pledge.
Yes, Greg Zipadelli and […]

RacinToday.com Is New Home for DOTY Award
Wednesday, Jul 1, 2009 – 9:00 | Comments Off on RacinToday.com Is New Home for DOTY Award
RacinToday.com Is New Home for DOTY Award

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
We are pretty darn proud here to announce that RacinToday.com has been chosen to serve as the new host website for the most prestigious racing award in North America – the Driver Of The Year Award.
News, information, background and history concerning the DOTY is available on its own designated page […]

Pedley: Please, No Talk About Asterisks After Logano Victory
Monday, Jun 29, 2009 – 10:58 | Comments Off on Pedley: Please, No Talk About Asterisks After Logano Victory
Pedley: Please, No Talk About Asterisks After Logano Victory

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
You can bet that in some circles, the sour talk about the method by which Joey Logano got his first Sprint Cup victory started long before the rain stopped at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday.
You can bet phrases like “fuel mileage win” and “freakish luck” and “asterisk-mark ending” were […]