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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.

Articles by Jim Pedley

Rahal Wins Mid-Ohio; Closes In On Points Lead
Sunday, Aug 2, 2015 – 15:44 | Comments Off on Rahal Wins Mid-Ohio; Closes In On Points Lead
Rahal Wins Mid-Ohio; Closes In On Points Lead

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Graham Rahal was not all that happy following Saturday’s qualifying session at his favorite race track. He was wonderfully happy following Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Rahal won the Honda Indy 200 on the winding, flowing road circuit and in doing so took a significant step toward […]

Streaking Busch Adds Truck Victory At Pocono
Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 – 16:49 | Comments Off on Streaking Busch Adds Truck Victory At Pocono
Streaking Busch Adds Truck Victory At Pocono

Kyle Busch’s incredible from-operating-table-to-Victory Lane run continued Saturday when he won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway.
The start at Pocono Saturday was his first in a truck since returning from the Feb. 21 accident at Daytona that resulted in broken bones in his legs and kept him out of cockpits for […]

Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Makes It Three In A Row
Sunday, Jul 26, 2015 – 17:58 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Makes It Three In A Row
Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Makes It Three In A Row

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A lot of people consider Kyle Busch to be the best restart man in NASCAR. He certainly was on Sunday as three times over the final eight laps, Busch used perfect restarts to win the Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The victory was the fourth in the […]

Penske Drivers Want To Win One For The Captain
Sunday, Jul 26, 2015 – 8:15 | Comments Off on Penske Drivers Want To Win One For The Captain
Penske Drivers Want To Win One For The Captain

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Roger Penske doesn’t need anything. Not in life, not in racing. But there are still some things he wants and one of those wants could be satisfied this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Penske, for all his success in business, in racing in general and at Indy’s legendary 2.5-mile oval specifically, […]

Edwards To Start Brickyard From The Pole
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 – 14:10 | Comments Off on Edwards To Start Brickyard From The Pole
Edwards To Start Brickyard From The Pole

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
With a race victory and, almost assuredly, a Chase berth already bagged this season, you’d think that winning a mid-season pole would elicit little more than a couple dozen perfunctory nods to his sponsors and team from Carl Edwards.
But the pole that Edwards won on Saturday was far from a […]

Busch’s March Toward The Chase Rolls Onward
Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 – 17:00 | Comments Off on Busch’s March Toward The Chase Rolls Onward
Busch’s March Toward The Chase Rolls Onward

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch’s race to make the Chase picked up more momentum Sunday when the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and his team won the Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The victory was the second in the row for Busch and the third in the four races held since […]

Hamlin Wins XFINITY Race; Dillon Cries Foul
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 – 18:38 | Comments Off on Hamlin Wins XFINITY Race; Dillon Cries Foul
Hamlin Wins XFINITY Race; Dillon Cries Foul

Denny Hamlin finished Saturday afternoon’s XFINITY Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with a trophy and a new enemy.
Hamlin won the Lakes Region 200 in Loudon in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota but he left the track with fellow driver Austin Dillon crying foul and hinting at revenge.
On Lap 179 of 200, Hamlin went […]

Kyle Busch Making Strides Toward Chase Berth
Friday, Jul 17, 2015 – 15:11 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Making Strides Toward Chase Berth
Kyle Busch Making Strides Toward Chase Berth

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As news of the seriousness of Kyle Busch’s injuries began to surface in the hours after he crashed during a XFINITY Series race in Daytona during Speedweeks in February, many had to figure that the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s hope that he would win his first Sprint Cup championship in […]

Bourdais A ‘Hero’ Again At Historic Milwaukee Mile
Monday, Jul 13, 2015 – 7:41 | Comments Off on Bourdais A ‘Hero’ Again At Historic Milwaukee Mile
Bourdais A ‘Hero’ Again At Historic Milwaukee Mile

For the second race in a row on Sunday, a driver from what has to be considered a non-power team won a Verizon IndyCar Series race. For the second race in row, the victory came on an oval.
This time the driver was Sebastien Bourdais, who drives for KVSH Racing, and the venue was the world’s […]

Busch’s Chase Chase Rolls Through Kentucky
Sunday, Jul 12, 2015 – 7:10 | Comments Off on Busch’s Chase Chase Rolls Through Kentucky
Busch’s Chase Chase Rolls Through Kentucky

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch’s scramble to make the Sprint Cup Series’ season-ending playoffs maintained momentum Saturday night when the Joe Gibbs Racing driver won  the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.
The victory was Busch’s second since returning from an 11-race absence that was caused by leg injuries suffered at Daytona during February’s Speedweeks.
NASCAR […]