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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

Bowyer Ready To Say Seeya To Character Building
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 – 12:50 | One Comment
Bowyer Ready To Say Seeya To Character Building

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Back in June, driver Tony Stewart told the racing world that, no, he was not having second thoughts about retiring after the current season and, in fact, he could not wait to begin doing other, more fun things in life.
How nice.
Clint Bowyer can’t wait to see Stewart retire […]

Kenseth Wins Pole In Kansas
Friday, Oct 14, 2016 – 19:34 | Comments Off on Kenseth Wins Pole In Kansas
Kenseth Wins Pole In Kansas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Chase driver Matt Kenseth on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday.
Kenseth edged Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch in Friday’s s knockout qualifying session at the 1.5-mile track. with a lap at 28.112 seconds (192.089 mph) to Busch’s 28.113 seconds […]

Cup Changes For ’17 Detailed
Friday, Oct 14, 2016 – 14:47 | Comments Off on Cup Changes For ’17 Detailed
Cup Changes For ’17 Detailed

KANSAS, Kan. – NASCAR’s seemingly unending marches back to the drawing board will continue in 2017 as officials announced updates to its performance and safety packages Friday at Kansas Speedway, site of this weekend’s racing.
As they have in the many of the recent performance rules, the changes for next year will concentrate on aerodynamics and […]

Stewart-Haas Won’t Be Missed At Hendrick
Friday, Oct 14, 2016 – 12:26 | Comments Off on Stewart-Haas Won’t Be Missed At Hendrick
Stewart-Haas Won’t Be Missed At Hendrick

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Apparently eyes will remain desert-sand dry at Hendrick Motorsports after Stewart-Haas Racing bolts the HMS/Chevrolet fold and moves into the Ford camp next season.
So said Hendrick bell cow driver Jimmie Johnson at Kansas Speedway on Friday. The alliance between the teams, he said, has become one-sided.
SHR […]

Haas Hoping Tough Times Are Over
Thursday, Oct 6, 2016 – 10:21 | Comments Off on Haas Hoping Tough Times Are Over
Haas Hoping Tough Times Are Over

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Haas F1 Team grabbed and shook the international Formula One scene by its Nomex lapels when it opened its debut season by earning points during the first several races of the 2016 season. The team would like to grab those lapels again as the season heads into its final […]

Newgarden Replaces Montoya At Team Penske
Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016 – 9:01 | Comments Off on Newgarden Replaces Montoya At Team Penske
Newgarden Replaces Montoya At Team Penske

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As expected, Team Penske has announced that American driver Josef Newgarden will join the organization and will take the wheel of the No. 2 Dallara/Chevrolet in the IndyCar Series.
Newgarden, who announced he was leaving Ed Carpenter Racing last week, will take the seat that had belonged to Juan Pablo Montoya.
Newgarden will […]

Sadler Catches First Xfinity Chase Race Victory
Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 – 8:17 | Comments Off on Sadler Catches First Xfinity Chase Race Victory
Sadler Catches First Xfinity Chase Race Victory

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Elliott Sadler sprinted to victory in the inaugural Xfinity Series race Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway.
The victory was Sadler’s of the season, 13th of his career in the series and earned him an automatic berth in the second round of the Chase.
“It feels unbelievable,” he said. “I’ve had a really hard week on not much […]

Taylors Win Lone Star Le Mans At COTA
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 – 17:04 | Comments Off on Taylors Win Lone Star Le Mans At COTA
Taylors Win Lone Star Le Mans At COTA

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Jordan Taylor survived a late-race unforced spin and went on to win the Lone Star Le Mans IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Series race at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas on Saturday.
Taylor was leading at the time of the spin but kept the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP running and on the track. […]

Edwards Says 2016 Gives Him Best Shot At A Championship
Friday, Sep 16, 2016 – 8:43 | Comments Off on Edwards Says 2016 Gives Him Best Shot At A Championship
Edwards Says 2016 Gives Him Best Shot At A Championship

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s a pretty safe bet that Carl Edwards has deep admiration for retired NASCAR driver Mark Martin. Most in the sport do. But it’s an even safer bet that Edwards does not want to inherit Martin’s honorary title of Sprint Cup’s King of the Runners-up. Most don’t.
A championship in this […]

Schumacher Becomes 10-Time Winner At NHRA’s Big Go
Monday, Sep 5, 2016 – 19:04 | Comments Off on Schumacher Becomes 10-Time Winner At NHRA’s Big Go
Schumacher Becomes 10-Time Winner At NHRA’s Big Go

Top Fuel driver Tony Schumacher knows how to win the U.S. Nationals. He’s proven that nine times in the past and on Monday, he proved it for an 10th time.
Schumacher, the winningest Top Fuel driver in NHRA history with 82 victories, won the 2016 “Big Go” by disposing of Steve Torrence in the finals in […]