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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

NASCAR Owners’ Alliance A Sign Of Discontent?
Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 – 7:51 | 3 Comments
NASCAR Owners’ Alliance A Sign Of Discontent?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Rob Kauffman is a businessman. The co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, he has reportedly made hundreds of millions of dollars managing hedge funds. That fact alone might be a clue to the motive and function of the new alliance of NASCAR team owners which Kauffman has been selected to lead.
NASCAR, […]

Rain Ends Drought For The No. 43 Petty Car
Sunday, Jul 6, 2014 – 14:11 | One Comment
Rain Ends Drought For The No. 43 Petty Car

Aric Almirola dove the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford to victory in Sunday’s rain-delayed, rain-shortened and crash-decimated Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
The victory was the first in Cup for Almirola and the first for the iconic 43 car since 1999.
While the weather was grim, Almirola was not when the race was […]

Injury Sidelines IndyCar’s Hawksworth At Pocono
Sunday, Jul 6, 2014 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Injury Sidelines IndyCar’s Hawksworth At Pocono
Injury Sidelines IndyCar’s Hawksworth At Pocono

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British rookie Jack Hawksworth will not compete in Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway because of a head injury.
INDYCAR announced that Hawksworth has been diagnosed with a myocardial contusion suffered in an incident July 5 during the second practice session for the Pocono INDYCAR 500.
Hawksworth was evaluated at the infield care center by INDYCAR […]

Daytona Cup Race Postponed
Saturday, Jul 5, 2014 – 21:14 | Comments Off on Daytona Cup Race Postponed
Daytona Cup Race Postponed

Rain forced postponement of Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
The race has been rescheduled to start Sunday at 11 a.m. ET.
NASCAR officials made the decision shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday.
When the race does begin, pole sitter David Gilliland in the Love’s Travel Stops Ford will share the […]

Daytona Gives Minor Teams A Major Opportunity
Saturday, Jul 5, 2014 – 10:44 | Comments Off on Daytona Gives Minor Teams A Major Opportunity
Daytona Gives Minor Teams A Major Opportunity

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The new Chase rules, with its win-and-your-in format, has made the playoffs extremely accessible to the Sprint Cup Series’ traditional have-nots. And plate racing, with its bizarre capriciousness, has made winning extremely possible for the have-nots.
So, for a lot of the teams and drivers in the far ends of the […]

Despite Podium, Newman Not Where Wants To Be
Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 – 20:04 | Comments Off on Despite Podium, Newman Not Where Wants To Be
Despite Podium, Newman Not Where Wants To Be

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Those hoping that Ryan Newman would declare that his third-place finish in last Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Kentucky represented a first step on his way to the 2014 series championship, left Sparta disappointed.
About the most promising thing they heard Newman say after he had posted his best finish […]

Notes: Montoya Triangulates In On Pocono IndyCar Mission
Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 – 20:32 | Comments Off on Notes: Montoya Triangulates In On Pocono IndyCar Mission
Notes: Montoya Triangulates In On Pocono IndyCar Mission

Juan Pablo Montoya is a veteran of racing at the three-cornered Pocono Raceway. Just not in an Indy car, which is precisely what he will be driving at the 2.5-mile Pennsylvania track.
Montoya’s experience at Pocono has been restricted to stock cars – 3,400-pound, low downforce Chip Ganassi Racing Sprint Cup cars to be precise.
This […]

Keselowski Was Bloody Serious After Kentucky
Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 – 16:37 | One Comment
Keselowski Was Bloody Serious After Kentucky

Every day of the week, adrenal glands turn solidly grounded people into fools. They tend to over-rev ambition and loosen the tongue. Last Saturday night in Victory Lane at Kentucky Speedway, it appeared Brad Keselowski’s adrenal gland was setting him up for some major “I said what?” next-morning moments.
And an hour later, after plenty of […]

Tudor Sports Cars To Visit The Glen For The First Time
Friday, Jun 27, 2014 – 11:55 | Comments Off on Tudor Sports Cars To Visit The Glen For The First Time
Tudor Sports Cars To Visit The Glen For The First Time

The Tudor United SportsCar Championship Series returns to racing this weekend with the annual 6-hour endurance race at wonderful old Watkins Glen International. The event not only marks the half way point of the season, it also is the third race of the four-race Patron North American Endurance Cup.
The event will feature all four […]

Busch Streaks On With Truck Win At Kentucky
Friday, Jun 27, 2014 – 6:26 | Comments Off on Busch Streaks On With Truck Win At Kentucky
Busch Streaks On With Truck Win At Kentucky

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Kyle Busch dominated Thursday night’s UNOH 225 Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway to get his fifth victory in five starts this season.
“Tonight was great,” Busch, who started the race from the pole, said.  “It’s a great opportunity to drive good equipment and good stuff, and I’m really proud that my name is […]