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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

Hamlin Storms To Darlington Pole
Saturday, Sep 1, 2018 – 17:32 | Comments Off on Hamlin Storms To Darlington Pole
Hamlin Storms To Darlington Pole

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Defending race winner Denny Hamlin drove to pole for Sunday’s Southern 500 on Saturday when he turned a fast lap in 28.332 seconds (173.571 mph) at Darlington Raceway.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver edged Kyle Larson (173.411 mph) by .026 seconds.
“The No. 1 pit stall (a perk for the pole winner) obviously is very important here, […]

The Other Busch Gets Victory In Bristol
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 – 22:27 | Comments Off on The Other Busch Gets Victory In Bristol
The Other Busch Gets Victory In Bristol

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kurt Busch entered Saturday night’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway as the best driver in the series to not have won a race in 2018. He left Bristol sans the “not have won” tag.
Busch took the lead on a restart with 23 laps to go, held off pole-sitter Kyle Larson […]

Sauter Adds Another Truck Win
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 – 7:07 | Comments Off on Sauter Adds Another Truck Win

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Johnny Sauter picked up his series-best fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Thanks to Sauter’s win, Matt Crafton grabbed the eighth and final spot in the NCWTS Playoff on points. Also advancing to the Playoff were race runner-up Stewart Friesen and Grant Enfinger, who clinched the sixth […]

Harvick Rolls To Seventh Season Win At MIS
Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 – 20:00 | Comments Off on Harvick Rolls To Seventh Season Win At MIS
Harvick Rolls To Seventh Season Win At MIS

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kevin Harvick collected his series-leading seventh victory of the season when he drove away from the field late in the race to win the Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday.
Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, led a race-best 108 of 200 laps at the […]

Hamlin Looking To Extend Streak
Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 – 12:18 | Comments Off on Hamlin Looking To Extend Streak
Hamlin Looking To Extend Streak

Denny Hamlin won his second-straight pole on Friday when he posted the fastest time in qualifying for this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
But it was another streak which the Joe Gibbs Racing driver had on his mind afterward – his streak of winning at least one race in every […]

NASCAR Boss France Arrested In New York; Will Take Leave Of Absence
Monday, Aug 6, 2018 – 13:56 | One Comment
NASCAR Boss France Arrested In New York; Will Take Leave Of Absence

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian Z. France was arrested in New York on Sunday for allegedly driving while intoxicated and possession of oxycodone.
France, who took over the leadership of NASCAR following the retirement of his father, Bill France Jr. in 2003, has issued an apology and said he will take […]

IMSA’s Fittipaldi Sets Retirement Date
Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 – 18:35 | Comments Off on IMSA’s Fittipaldi Sets Retirement Date
IMSA’s Fittipaldi Sets Retirement Date

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Christian Fittipaldi, a two-time IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype champion, announced Saturday that  he is retiring following the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Fittipaldi has collected victories in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Motul Petit Le Mans and the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, and three Rolex 24 At Daytona wins.

“Because I wanted […]

Busch Scores Back-To-Front Win At Pocono
Monday, Jul 30, 2018 – 7:05 | Comments Off on Busch Scores Back-To-Front Win At Pocono
Busch Scores Back-To-Front Win At Pocono

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch overcame starting from near the rear of the field because of a penalty for failing post-qualifying inspection, an out-of-sorts car early in the race and several late-race restarts to win Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania.
The victory in the Gander Outdoors 400 […]

Turns And Feuds Are The Talk Of Kentucky
Friday, Jul 13, 2018 – 18:32 | Comments Off on Turns And Feuds Are The Talk Of Kentucky
Turns And Feuds Are The Talk Of Kentucky

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Some notes and quotes from Sparta, Kentucky on Friday:
Looking for action at Kentucky Speedway? Keep your eyes on Turn 3, drivers say.
“Turn 3 is tough for sure,” Martin Truex Jr said. “It seems like this year maybe a little bit easier with the new tires that they brought here, but […]

Jones Headed to The Top? Let’s Slow Down a Bit, Please
Friday, Jul 13, 2018 – 17:06 | Comments Off on Jones Headed to The Top? Let’s Slow Down a Bit, Please
Jones Headed to The Top? Let’s Slow Down a Bit, Please

As I rolled up the old pant legs and waded into media reaction to last weekend’s racing in Daytona, Iowa, Epping and Bowmanville, a headline caught my eye. It read, “Erik Jones showing he’s ready to rise to the top”.
The accompanying piece – presumably and hopefully an opinion piece – proclaimed Jones victory in Saturday […]