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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

Rahal Keeps His Cool After Controversial Penalty
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 – 7:53 | Comments Off on Rahal Keeps His Cool After Controversial Penalty
Rahal Keeps His Cool After Controversial Penalty

Graham Rahal beat Scott Dixon to the finish line to – briefly – earn a podium finish at Long Beach on Sunday. (Photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

The most impressive move at Sunday’s IndyCar Series race in the streets of Long Beach was made by Graham Rahal. It was a move that […]

Jimmie’s Tough Times Getting Tougher So Far In ’19
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Jimmie’s Tough Times Getting Tougher So Far In ’19
Jimmie’s Tough Times Getting Tougher So Far In ’19

Jimmie Johnson took himself out of the playoffs last October with an aggressive move on Martin Truex Jr. on the final turn of the race at the Charlotte Roval. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

The 2019 season is only six races old but after watching last Sunday’s Cup Series race at Martinsville, it may not […]

Putting COTA On Schedule Is A Winning Move
Friday, Mar 22, 2019 – 8:04 | Comments Off on Putting COTA On Schedule Is A Winning Move
Putting COTA On Schedule Is A Winning Move

The Indy cars take to the twisties at the Circuit of the Americas this weekend. (Photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By Jim Pedley | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

As North American racing series continue their overwrought fire drill to reclaim fan bases that no longer exist, and as they attempt to attract new, young devotees in an age in which […]

Don’t Be Too Quick To Belittle Busch’s 200 Wins
Monday, Mar 18, 2019 – 15:10 | Comments Off on Don’t Be Too Quick To Belittle Busch’s 200 Wins
Don’t Be Too Quick To Belittle Busch’s 200 Wins

Kyle Busch collected his 200th NASCAR victory on Sunday. Where does that put him vis a vis The King? (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

Looking back at … Fontana:

NASCAR fans all over America today are undoubtedly viewing Kyle Busch’s 200th victory in the series in the same denigrating way as did […]

Busch: Driving In F1, At Indy Would Be Welcome
Monday, Mar 11, 2019 – 15:02 | Comments Off on Busch: Driving In F1, At Indy Would Be Welcome
Busch: Driving In F1, At Indy Would Be Welcome

Kyle Busch looking to shed his fenders? (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

The day after … Phoenix and St. Pete.

After winning for the 199th time in NASCAR, Kyle Busch hung out the “Position Wanted” sign. And team owner Joe Gibbs must have been sent digging through his pockets looking for […]

Kyle Busch Blooms In The Arizona Desert
Monday, Mar 11, 2019 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Blooms In The Arizona Desert
Kyle Busch Blooms In The Arizona Desert

Kyle Busch added another checkered flag to his collection Sunday in Arizona. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Garry Eller)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

Kyle Busch didn’t do anything stupid on Sunday. On the contrary. His drive to victory in the NASCAR Cup Series race at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. was brilliant.

A week after the Joe Gibbs […]

The Power Team Of Early 2019 Should Not Surprise
Monday, Mar 4, 2019 – 16:25 | Comments Off on The Power Team Of Early 2019 Should Not Surprise
The Power Team Of Early 2019 Should Not Surprise

The Team Penske cars of Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski were the fastest on the track at Las Vegas on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

The day after … Las Vegas:

When major rules changes are placed upon competitors in the sport of auto racing, it’s axiomatic that one organization will […]

New Rules, Familiar Sites
Monday, Feb 25, 2019 – 14:53 | One Comment
New Rules, Familiar Sites

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

The Cup Series and its new rules took to the 1.5-mile oval at Atlanta on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Barry Cantrell)

The Day After … Atlanta:We kinda know how drivers feel about the new rules package that debuted over the weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. And we definitely know how television […]

The 500 Fires The Engines For 2019 Season
Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 – 9:40 | Comments Off on The 500 Fires The Engines For 2019 Season
The 500 Fires The Engines For 2019 Season

The 2019 NASCAR Cup Series begins on Sunday in Daytona. Once again, the series has undergone a number of changes and begins with a number of questions. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

The 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season launches on Sunday. Well, kind of. Yes, the Daytona 500 is […]

Bubba Brings Personality Back To The Cup Cockpit
Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 – 9:08 | Comments Off on Bubba Brings Personality Back To The Cup Cockpit
Bubba Brings Personality Back To The Cup Cockpit

Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace, driving for the legendary Richard Petty, is a wheelman and a words man. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Ashley R Dickerson)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

The thought at mid afternoon on Wednesday was the same as it has been on many of the past media day afternoons prior to the Daytona 500: Blow […]