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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

Power Finds Way Back To Victory Lane At Belle Isle
Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 – 16:45 | Comments Off on Power Finds Way Back To Victory Lane At Belle Isle
Power Finds Way Back To Victory Lane At Belle Isle

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Will Power – as least temporarily – climbed back to the top spot in the almighty four-driver Team Penske IndyCar Series organization Sunday when he held off teammate Simon Pagenaud to win the second Dual in Detroit race of the weekend.
The win for Power, the 2014 series champion, was his […]

Haas F1 Geared Up For Its First Monaco GP
Thursday, May 26, 2016 – 15:24 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Geared Up For Its First Monaco GP
Haas F1 Geared Up For Its First Monaco GP

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
During the early years of his driving career, Juan Pablo Montoya could be aggravatingly aloof before, during and after races. It was like he viewed showing interest – much less respect – for anything as a sign of weakness.
After winning America’s beloved Indianapolis 500 in 2000 – on his first […]

Kalitta Makes It Three In Row
Sunday, May 22, 2016 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Kalitta Makes It Three In Row
Kalitta Makes It Three In Row

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Doug Kalitta hit a triple on Sunday.
Kalitta defeated Antron Brown in a peddle-fest to win the Top Fuel final at today’s NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka and it gave the Kalitta Motorsports driver a third straight victory.
The victory also padded Kalitta’s points lead in Top Fuel.
Also earning victories Sunday were Matt Hagan in […]

Hinchcliffe Earns Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500
Sunday, May 22, 2016 – 16:57 | Comments Off on Hinchcliffe Earns Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500
Hinchcliffe Earns Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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One of the things that turns human beings into sports fanatics are great sports story lines. James Hinchcliffe is working on a beauty of a story this month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
On Sunday at IMS, Hinchcliffe won the pole for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
He did it in […]

Hinchcliffe Leads Fast Nine Run For Indy Pole
Saturday, May 21, 2016 – 18:08 | Comments Off on Hinchcliffe Leads Fast Nine Run For Indy Pole
Hinchcliffe Leads Fast Nine Run For Indy Pole

The list of drivers who have a shot at winning the pole for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 was reduced to nine on Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The nine are James Hinchliffe of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (Honda), Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport (Honda), Will Power of Team Penske (Chevrolet), Helio Castroneves of Team […]

New JFR Camaro SS Balks In Debut
Saturday, May 21, 2016 – 8:33 | Comments Off on New JFR Camaro SS Balks In Debut
New JFR Camaro SS Balks In Debut

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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TOPEKA, Kan. – The folks at John Force Racing will head back to the drawing board – literally – in the wake of Friday’s disappointing debut of its freshly minted Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car at Heartland Park.
It shook and scraped the wall during its second qualifying run at the […]

Top Fueler Kalitta Not Celebrating Anything Yet
Friday, May 20, 2016 – 18:42 | One Comment
Top Fueler Kalitta Not Celebrating Anything Yet

By Jim Pedley | Manging Editor
RacinToday.com
TOPEKA, Kan. – Driver Doug Kalitta is the No. 1, El Supremo, Big Kahuna hottest nitro driver in the NHRA. He’s won two straight NHRA national events. He is the Top Fuel points leader and that lead is a solid 64 points over former champion Antron Brown.
What possibly could make […]

Topeka Represents New Beginning For Force
Thursday, May 19, 2016 – 16:52 | Comments Off on Topeka Represents New Beginning For Force
Topeka Represents New Beginning For Force

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Caesar salad which John Force was stabbing at with his fork Wednesday during lunch at a Kansas City barbecue joint was having a hard time making it into the superstar Funny Car driver’s mouth. His jaws were simply not up to the needed multi-tasking. Force […]

Kenseth Wins Dover For First Victory Of Year
Sunday, May 15, 2016 – 16:18 | Comments Off on Kenseth Wins Dover For First Victory Of Year
Kenseth Wins Dover For First Victory Of Year

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Matt Kenseth held off kid drivers Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at the Dover International Speedway Monster Mile.
The win was the first of the season for Kenseth and made him the fourth and final Joe Gibbs Racing driver to win a race and […]

Jones Wins Dover Xfinity Race
Saturday, May 14, 2016 – 19:28 | Comments Off on Jones Wins Dover Xfinity Race
Jones Wins Dover Xfinity Race

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Erik Jones won Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway on Saturday.
Jones, on well-worn tires, pulled away to beat runner-up Darrell Wallace Jr. to the finish line by 1.434 seconds.
The victory was Jones second of the year ad it came in a Dash 4 Cash race.
 
 
Driving a stock car for the first time in […]