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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

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 […]

Truex Jr., FRR A Mile High After Winning Pocono
Sunday, Jun 7, 2015 – 17:11 | Comments Off on Truex Jr., FRR A Mile High After Winning Pocono
Truex Jr., FRR A Mile High After Winning Pocono

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing proved that one-car teams can win Sprint Cup Series races. They did that by collecting a popular victory Sunday in the Axalta 400 at Pocono Raceway.
The win was the first for Truex since he joined Furniture Row prior to the 2014 season, the […]

Rosberg Wins In Monaco
Sunday, May 24, 2015 – 8:53 | Comments Off on Rosberg Wins In Monaco
Rosberg Wins In Monaco

RacinToday.com
Nico Rosberg took the lead from Mercedes AMG teammate Lewis Hamilton when Hamliton pitted under safety car conditions with 11 laps to go and went on to win the Formula One Grand Prix of Monaco on Sunday.
Rosberg became just the fourth driver to win three in a row in the historic race through the streets […]

Late Charge Gives Austin Dillon XFINITY Win In Charlotte
Sunday, May 24, 2015 – 7:15 | Comments Off on Late Charge Gives Austin Dillon XFINITY Win In Charlotte
Late Charge Gives Austin Dillon XFINITY Win In Charlotte

NASCAR Wire Service
Polesitter Austin Dillon powered past Denny Hamlin on Lap 186 of 200 to win Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
At the end, Dillon was 2.692 seconds ahead of Hamlin, who had taken the lead during a restart on Lap 167 that saw Dillon fall back to fourth from the inside lane […]

Martin Should Be Elected To Hall On First Ballot
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 – 9:23 | One Comment
Martin Should Be Elected To Hall On First Ballot

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For the fourth year in a row, it appears that a first-ballot candidate will be elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame this year.
That will be the case, at least, if other voters feel the way I do and elect Mark Martin into the Hall.
Martin’s numbers and […]

Scott Dixon Drives To Pole Of 2015 Indianapolis 500
Sunday, May 17, 2015 – 16:54 | Comments Off on Scott Dixon Drives To Pole Of 2015 Indianapolis 500
Scott Dixon Drives To Pole Of 2015 Indianapolis 500

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Scott Dixon conquered strong gusting winds, a morning decision by INDYCAR officials to alter the specs of all cars and a field of 33 other drivers to win the pole for next Sunday’s 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Dixon went out early in the rain-delayed, one-and-only session and put down […]

Chevy Crashes Produce Rule Changes In Indy
Sunday, May 17, 2015 – 12:18 | Comments Off on Chevy Crashes Produce Rule Changes In Indy
Chevy Crashes Produce Rule Changes In Indy

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A series of practice crashes which resulted in cars going airborne and flipping have spurred a series of changes for qualifying for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.
The crashes all involved Chevrolets using speedway aero kits.
On Sunday morning, in practice leading up to rain-delayed pole qualifying, Ed Carpenter’s Chevy […]

Kahne Reigns In Charlotte Truck Race
Saturday, May 16, 2015 – 7:28 | Comments Off on Kahne Reigns In Charlotte Truck Race
Kahne Reigns In Charlotte Truck Race

Kasey Kahne continues to have the golden touch in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
Kahne bettered his record in a truck to 5 for 6 Friday night when he won the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motorspeedway.
Driving for Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s JR Motorsports, Kahne won a two-lap drag race against Erik Jones.
Kahne’s margin […]

Johnson Wins Mother’s Day Race In Kansas
Sunday, May 10, 2015 – 2:30 | Comments Off on Johnson Wins Mother’s Day Race In Kansas
Johnson Wins Mother’s Day Race In Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Thanks to a brief but wild Kansas spring storm and the long delay it produced, Jimmie Johnson on Sunday became the first Sprint Cup driver to win a race on Mother’s Day since 2007.
Johnson, who is pursuing a record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship this season, held off Kevin Harvick […]