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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

Kyle Busch King Of Qualifying Day At Indianapolis
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 – 15:21 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch King Of Qualifying Day At Indianapolis
Kyle Busch King Of Qualifying Day At Indianapolis

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch took the spotlight off of a couple of Indiana favorites who will be starting the final Sprint Cup races of their careers at Indianapolis Motor Speedway by winning the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s Brickyard 400.
Busch, driving the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, posted a pole-winning lap […]

Larson Gets Dirty Win
Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 – 7:10 | Comments Off on Larson Gets Dirty Win
Larson Gets Dirty Win

Kyle Larson won Wednesday night’s fourth annual Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Eldora Speedway.
“It means a lot, especially losing the way I did the two years I ran,” Larson said.
Christopher Bell finished second and Rico Abreu third.
To get the victory, Larson had to overcome a bit of adversity.
“We got […]

Bowman Found Out How Other Half Races In Cup
Monday, Jul 18, 2016 – 9:12 | Comments Off on Bowman Found Out How Other Half Races In Cup
Bowman Found Out How Other Half Races In Cup

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Alex Bowman is well acquainted with the life of a racing have-not. He knows all about being cursed and finger-signaled to get the hell out of the way by other drivers who may or may not be better wheelmen but who are absolutely driving better equipment.
Then on Sunday at New […]

Hendrick: Gordon May Sub In 88 After Brickyard
Sunday, Jul 17, 2016 – 12:55 | Comments Off on Hendrick: Gordon May Sub In 88 After Brickyard
Hendrick: Gordon May Sub In 88 After Brickyard

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jeff Gordon replacing Dale Earnhardt Jr. as driver of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Sprint Cup car may not be a one-and-done deal.
Rick Hendrick, owner of Earnahardt’s car and owner of Gordon’s car until he retired, said Sunday that circumstances could mean a prolonged run for Gordon in the 88 […]

Gordon May Take Earnhardt’s Job At Brickyard
Friday, Jul 15, 2016 – 16:57 | Comments Off on Gordon May Take Earnhardt’s Job At Brickyard
Gordon May Take Earnhardt’s Job At Brickyard

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Should Dale Earnhardt Jr. not be able to drive in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway next week because of “concussion-like symptoms”, Jeff Gordon will come out of retirement and take the wheel of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.
“If Dale is not able to go to Indianapolis, we […]

Earnhardt To Sit Out Loudon Race
Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 – 17:18 | Comments Off on Earnhardt To Sit Out Loudon Race
Earnhardt To Sit Out Loudon Race

Hendrick Motorsports announced on Thursday that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not compete in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway because he has experienced “concussion-like symptoms”.
Earnhardt will be replaced by Alex Bowman in Loudon.
Earnhardt, who missed two races in 2012 because of a concussion he suffered after crashing during a tire test at […]

Keselowski Was A Cell Out In Winning At Kentucky
Sunday, Jul 10, 2016 – 7:59 | Comments Off on Keselowski Was A Cell Out In Winning At Kentucky
Keselowski Was A Cell Out In Winning At Kentucky

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Thanks to a fast car and dead-on fuel management, Brad Keselowski notched his fourth Sprint Cup Series victory of the season Saturday night when he won at Kentucky Speedway.
Dead-on fuel management? Keselowski crossed the finish line at the newly repaved Kentucky 1.5-mile track with a fuel cell, the contents of […]

Keselowski Avoids Fireworks, Gets Win At Daytona
Sunday, Jul 3, 2016 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Keselowski Avoids Fireworks, Gets Win At Daytona
Keselowski Avoids Fireworks, Gets Win At Daytona

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A couple of days ago, Dale Earnhardt Jr. said that the only time that drivers enjoy racing at restrictor plate tracks is when they run up front. Brad Keselowski emerged as Mr. Happy late Saturday night.
Keselowski stayed ahead of the massive wrecks which garaged many of the biggest stars in […]

Corvette Hoping To Forget Le Mans At The Glen
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 – 8:31 | Comments Off on Corvette Hoping To Forget Le Mans At The Glen
Corvette Hoping To Forget Le Mans At The Glen

Sometimes the best part of exotic travel is the coming home part. You can bet that the folks at Corvette Racing are feeling that way this week as they prepare for the six-hour race at New York state’s historic Watkins Glen road course.
They are home after a politically and competitively frustrating trip to the French […]

Power Is Powerful Again; Wins Road America
Sunday, Jun 26, 2016 – 14:25 | Comments Off on Power Is Powerful Again; Wins Road America
Power Is Powerful Again; Wins Road America

Will Power, whose IndyCar Series season started slowly, is rolling pretty rapidly now. The Team Penske driver won for the second straight victory Sunday when he got the win at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
The victory was No. 27 in Power’s career and it came in front of a packed crowd at an iconic […]