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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

Ford vs. Chevy Reheats On Roads Of Le Mans
Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 – 17:08 | Comments Off on Ford vs. Chevy Reheats On Roads Of Le Mans
Ford vs. Chevy Reheats On Roads Of Le Mans

Kind of like the old days, eh? Ford vs. Chevy on the Big Stage. Except now, the Fords and Chevys are sports cars and are racing on a road circuit in Europe with mixes of foreign drivers behind the wheels of cars that are only nominally Fords and Chevys.
Still, a major point of interest for […]

Hamilton Jumps Back Into Title Contention With Win In Canada
Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 – 16:26 | Comments Off on Hamilton Jumps Back Into Title Contention With Win In Canada
Hamilton Jumps Back Into Title Contention With Win In Canada

Lewis Hamilton earned his third Canadian Grand Prix victory in a row on Sunday and he did it by thoroughly dominating the Formula One race at Circuit Gilles Villenueve in Montreal, Canada.
Hamilton started from the pole and ended by taking the checkered flag by 19.7 seconds over Mercedes AMG teammate Valttieri Botas. In between, Hamilton […]

Wayne Taylor Cadillac Wins Fifth In A Row
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 – 13:21 | Comments Off on Wayne Taylor Cadillac Wins Fifth In A Row
Wayne Taylor Cadillac Wins Fifth In A Row

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The No. 10 Cadillac DPi IMSA WeatherTech Series entry of Wayne Taylor Racing stayed perfect on the season Saturday winning on Detroit’s Belle Isle street course.
With brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor driving, the car won for the fifth time in five races in 2017.
“This Cadillac has been unstoppable all year,” Jordan Taylor said in Victory […]

Japan’s Sato Storms To Victory In Indianapolis 500
Sunday, May 28, 2017 – 15:27 | Comments Off on Japan’s Sato Storms To Victory In Indianapolis 500
Japan’s Sato Storms To Victory In Indianapolis 500

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Five years ago, Takuma Sato made a silly mistake and crashed on the final lap of the Indianapolis 500 while trying to pass for the lead and it cost him a shot at winning the biggest race in the world. On Sunday, the Japanese driver made amends as he took […]

Vettel, Ferrari Rule The Day In Monaco
Sunday, May 28, 2017 – 8:53 | Comments Off on Vettel, Ferrari Rule The Day In Monaco
Vettel, Ferrari Rule The Day In Monaco

There is joy in Maranello and all over Italy today as a Ferrari has won the “Grandest Grand Prix” for the first time in 16 years.
Sebastian Vettel took the lead from Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen during a pit stop on Lap 39 of the 78-lap Grand Prix of Monaco and easily cruised en route to getting […]

Voters Got It Right In Electing Horsepower-Guru Yates Into The Hall
Thursday, May 25, 2017 – 15:57 | Comments Off on Voters Got It Right In Electing Horsepower-Guru Yates Into The Hall
Voters Got It Right In Electing Horsepower-Guru Yates Into The Hall

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A decade or so ago, a newspaper colleague who was assigned to do a couple of racing stories for an upcoming special section, questioned one of assignments – to do a feature on then NASCAR team owner Robert Yates.
“Why,” the guy, who was the type of other-sport reporter whom stick-and-ball […]

Scott Dixon Blasts To Pole For 101st Indy 500
Sunday, May 21, 2017 – 16:54 | Comments Off on Scott Dixon Blasts To Pole For 101st Indy 500
Scott Dixon Blasts To Pole For 101st Indy 500

New Zealander Scott Dixon added some beef to his Indy car driving resume Sunday when he won the pole for next Sunday’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500.
Dixon _ a four time Verizon IndyCar Series champion, a 40-race winner and 2008 Indy 500 champion _ posted a four-lap/10-mile average speed of 232.164 mph around the […]

Truex Finally Seals A Deal At Kansas Speedway
Sunday, May 14, 2017 – 8:51 | Comments Off on Truex Finally Seals A Deal At Kansas Speedway
Truex Finally Seals A Deal At Kansas Speedway

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Martin Truex Jr. finally closed one out at Kansas Speedway.
Truex led a race-best 104 of 267 laps at the Kansas oval Saturday night, sped away from the field on a restart with two laps to go and went on to collect the ninth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of his career.
The victory was the […]

Kyle Busch Is Top Trucker In Kansas
Saturday, May 13, 2017 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Is Top Trucker In Kansas
Kyle Busch Is Top Trucker In Kansas

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Kyle Busch visited Victory Lane for the first time in 2017, winning the Toyota Tundra 250 Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway on Friday night.
Even though Busch won the first two stages, with just eight laps remaining, it didn’t look like Busch would be in Victory Lane but bad luck struck Ben Rhodes […]

Stenhouse Strikes First For Cup’s High-Pro Couple
Friday, May 12, 2017 – 20:32 | Comments Off on Stenhouse Strikes First For Cup’s High-Pro Couple
Stenhouse Strikes First For Cup’s High-Pro Couple

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It took Danica Patrick seven years and 225 races to get to Victory Lane at a NASCAR event. She made that VL appearance last weekend at Talladega but, unfortunately for the popular 35-year-old driver, she made it to merely to congratulate her boyfriend.
Once there, Patrick and race-winner Ricky Stenhouse Jr. […]