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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

Barber IndyCar Race Becomes A Newgarden Party
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 – 18:06 | Comments Off on Barber IndyCar Race Becomes A Newgarden Party
Barber IndyCar  Race Becomes A Newgarden Party

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Team Penske’s newest driver gave the team its first IndyCar Series victory of the season on Sunday when Josef Newgarden won the Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham.
Newgarden took the lead late in the race when leader and teammate Will Power suffered a tire problem.
Once in […]

Vettel Gives Ferrari Big Win In Bahrain
Sunday, Apr 16, 2017 – 17:10 | Comments Off on Vettel Gives Ferrari Big Win In Bahrain
Vettel Gives Ferrari Big Win In Bahrain

Ferrari’s Formula One renaissance raced forward on Sunday as the Italian team’s Sebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix by 6.660 seconds over Mercedes AMG driver Lewis Hamilton.
The enabled Ferrari to break a tie in the driver standings between the German Vettel and Britain’s Hamilton and spurred Vettel to dance around like child on his birthday […]

Mercedes’ Bottas On Bahrain Pole
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 – 12:29 | Comments Off on Mercedes’ Bottas On Bahrain Pole
Mercedes’ Bottas On Bahrain Pole

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas took the pole for Sunday’s Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix on Saturday.
Bottas’ fast lap of 1:28.769 set a new track qualifying record and was .023 of a second better than runner-up and teammate Lewis Hamilton.
Sabastian Vettel of Ferrari qualifying third fastest.
Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo took fourth ahead of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen.
Hamilton […]

Hamilton Wins In China; Haas Collects First Points Of The Season
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 – 8:52 | Comments Off on Hamilton Wins In China; Haas Collects First Points Of The Season
Hamilton Wins In China; Haas Collects First Points Of The Season

Lewis Hamilton won Sunday’s Formula One Chinese Grand Prix and in doing so, the Mercedes AMG driver pulled even with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the series points standings.
Hamilton started from the pole and never trailed in getting his 54th F1 victory.
Vettel finished second in Shanghai, 6.2 seconds back. Both Vettel and Hamilton head out of […]

Earnhardt Pushes For Drastic NASCAR Penalties
Friday, Mar 24, 2017 – 17:10 | 3 Comments
Earnhardt Pushes For Drastic NASCAR Penalties

And Dale Earnhardt Jr. calls himself a human being. Turns out he’s a heartless, soulless monster.
Harsh words? Absolutely. But consider them against this backdrop: Earnhardt thinks that NASCAR Cup drivers who intentionally wreck others during races should be sentenced to do additional mid-week meetings with media from cities the host series races.
Oh, the humanity.
Those meetings […]

Porsche RSR’s Have Made A Move Forward
Friday, Mar 17, 2017 – 8:22 | Comments Off on Porsche RSR’s Have Made A Move Forward
Porsche RSR’s Have Made A Move Forward

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The curve was a long, high-speed, right-hand sweeper job – think of The Carousel at Road America, which was located just down the twisty farm-country back roads that made central Wisconsin so much fun to drive in the mid-’70s.
The car was a very evil looking black-on-black ’74 air-cooled Porsche 911 […]

Bourdais, Coyne Open Season With Win In St. Pete
Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 – 13:41 | Comments Off on Bourdais, Coyne Open Season With Win In St. Pete
Bourdais, Coyne Open Season With Win In St. Pete

Sebastien Bourdais and his Dale Coyne Racing team left the wealthier teams choking on their exhaust fumes as they dominated the field in the IndyCar Series season-opener in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday.
Bourdais, a native of Le Mans, France who now resides in St. Pete, started at the rear of the field but took the […]

Kurt Busch Wins The Daytona 500 Wreck-a-thon
Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 – 18:42 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Wins The Daytona 500 Wreck-a-thon
Kurt Busch Wins The Daytona 500 Wreck-a-thon

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kurt Busch had won a NASCAR Cup championship, 28 Cup races, had driven in the Indianapolis 500 but had never won the Daytona 500. Until Sunday.
Busch took the lead from Kyle Larson on the final lap with a big move, held it and took the checkered flag in his No. […]

Bowyer’s Long Nightmare Has Come To An End
Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 – 10:31 | Comments Off on Bowyer’s Long Nightmare Has Come To An End
Bowyer’s Long Nightmare Has Come To An End

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As Clint Bowyer walked an inspection lap around his expired Xfinity Series car as it sat in the infield at Texas Motor Speedway in the spring of 2004,  he wore a look on his face that said “beware of the dog”.
No matter that it was his first real NASCAR race. […]

Hope Will Ride With Junior As He Gets Back In Car
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 – 17:42 | Comments Off on Hope Will Ride With Junior As He Gets Back In Car
Hope Will Ride With Junior As He Gets Back In Car

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s nearly impossible to not like Dale Earnhardt Jr. For those who have not been around him, know this: He is pretty much as billed. He’s as honest, as thoughtful, as profound and as genuine as millionaire star athletes come.
And, I sincerely wish he would never drive a race car […]