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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

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. […]

Taylors Stay Undefeated With Victory At COTA
Saturday, May 6, 2017 – 19:19 | Comments Off on Taylors Stay Undefeated With Victory At COTA
Taylors Stay Undefeated With Victory At COTA

Brothers/drivers Ricky and Jordan Taylor went 4-0 on the season Saturday when they drove their No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing  Cadillac DPi-V.R to victory  in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at the Circuit of the Americas near Austin, Texas.
Their fourth straight win  marked the longest streak in series history and the longest in major […]

Stenhouse Jr. On Cup Pole At Talladega
Saturday, May 6, 2017 – 19:00 | Comments Off on Stenhouse Jr. On Cup Pole At Talladega
Stenhouse Jr. On Cup Pole At Talladega

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on Saturday won the pole for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
The pole was the Roush Fenway Racing driver’s first since he secured his only previous top starting spot in 2013 in Atlanta Motor Speedway.
It was the first pole for a Ford driver at Talladega since Travis Kvapil […]

Junior To Leave Big Hole In Stock Car Racing’s Soul
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 – 9:36 | 2 Comments
Junior To Leave Big Hole In Stock Car Racing’s Soul

The shopping list of reasons that explain why NASCAR has slipped from being America’s fastest growing sport 15 years ago to being forced to adopt absurd, geek show format changes in efforts to stay relevant is depressingly lengthy.
Somewhere near the mid point of that list is an entry on contemporary drivers: they tend to be […]

Johnson Wins Bristol To Go Back To Back
Monday, Apr 24, 2017 – 15:25 | Comments Off on Johnson Wins Bristol To Go Back To Back
Johnson Wins Bristol To Go Back To Back

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson won his second straight race Monday when he took the checkered flag in Monday’s rain-postponed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Johnson, who won two weeks ago at Texas Motor Speedway, notched his 82nd career Cup victory. But the win was just his […]

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
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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 […]