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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

Earnhardt To Sit Out Loudon Race
Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 – 17:18 | Comments Off on Earnhardt To Sit Out Loudon Race
Earnhardt To Sit Out Loudon Race

Hendrick Motorsports announced on Thursday that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not compete in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway because he has experienced “concussion-like symptoms”.
Earnhardt will be replaced by Alex Bowman in Loudon.
Earnhardt, who missed two races in 2012 because of a concussion he suffered after crashing during a tire test at […]

Keselowski Was A Cell Out In Winning At Kentucky
Sunday, Jul 10, 2016 – 7:59 | Comments Off on Keselowski Was A Cell Out In Winning At Kentucky
Keselowski Was A Cell Out In Winning At Kentucky

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Thanks to a fast car and dead-on fuel management, Brad Keselowski notched his fourth Sprint Cup Series victory of the season Saturday night when he won at Kentucky Speedway.
Dead-on fuel management? Keselowski crossed the finish line at the newly repaved Kentucky 1.5-mile track with a fuel cell, the contents of […]

Keselowski Avoids Fireworks, Gets Win At Daytona
Sunday, Jul 3, 2016 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Keselowski Avoids Fireworks, Gets Win At Daytona
Keselowski Avoids Fireworks, Gets Win At Daytona

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A couple of days ago, Dale Earnhardt Jr. said that the only time that drivers enjoy racing at restrictor plate tracks is when they run up front. Brad Keselowski emerged as Mr. Happy late Saturday night.
Keselowski stayed ahead of the massive wrecks which garaged many of the biggest stars in […]

Corvette Hoping To Forget Le Mans At The Glen
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 – 8:31 | Comments Off on Corvette Hoping To Forget Le Mans At The Glen
Corvette Hoping To Forget Le Mans At The Glen

Sometimes the best part of exotic travel is the coming home part. You can bet that the folks at Corvette Racing are feeling that way this week as they prepare for the six-hour race at New York state’s historic Watkins Glen road course.
They are home after a politically and competitively frustrating trip to the French […]

Power Is Powerful Again; Wins Road America
Sunday, Jun 26, 2016 – 14:25 | Comments Off on Power Is Powerful Again; Wins Road America
Power Is Powerful Again; Wins Road America

Will Power, whose IndyCar Series season started slowly, is rolling pretty rapidly now. The Team Penske driver won for the second straight victory Sunday when he got the win at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
The victory was No. 27 in Power’s career and it came in front of a packed crowd at an iconic […]

A Joyful Rebirth And Sad Farewell In Wisconsin
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 – 15:56 | 2 Comments
A Joyful Rebirth And Sad Farewell In Wisconsin

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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There is certainly reason to celebrate this weekend as North America’s top non-stock car racing series returns to the best road circuit not located in France, Germany, Italy or Belgium. But there is also reason to mourn.
A hearty welcome back, Road America but at the same time, so sad to […]

Stewart Says Retirement Can’t Arrive Soon Enough
Friday, Jun 24, 2016 – 17:32 | Comments Off on Stewart Says Retirement Can’t Arrive Soon Enough
Stewart Says Retirement Can’t Arrive Soon Enough

It sounds as there will be very few tears in driver Tony Stewart’s eyes when he retires at the end of the current season. It sounds like the three-time Sprint Cup Series champion’s primary emotion after getting out of his car for the final race will be: good riddance.
Stewart, who announced last year that 2016 is […]

Love Blooms In Moraines Of Central Wisconsin
Thursday, Jun 23, 2016 – 17:09 | Comments Off on Love Blooms In Moraines Of Central Wisconsin
Love Blooms In Moraines Of Central Wisconsin

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Differences of opinion, heck,  vociferous arguments are inseparable parts of sports. Pick a topic, voice an opinion and start an argument. Pretty much that simple. Except, it appears, when the sport is auto racing and the topic is best road course in North America.
Next up for the IndyCar Series is […]

Byron Trucks To Iowa Win
Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Byron Trucks To Iowa Win
Byron Trucks To Iowa Win

 
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William Byron won his second straight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Saturday night when he topped the field at Iowa Speedway.
The victory came in a two-lap shootout in which he held off Cole Custer and Cameron Hayley. The victory was Byron’s third of the seasaon.
“My gosh, it’s awesome just to be a part of Kyle Busch […]

ESM Leads American Assault At The 2016 24 Hours Of Le Mans
Friday, Jun 17, 2016 – 14:40 | One Comment
ESM Leads American Assault At The 2016 24 Hours Of Le Mans

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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America-based Extreme Speed Motorsports will start the most prestigious sports car race in the world this weekend with something very important that it did not have a year ago: experience in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
That experience, combined with the momentum of a good start to the World Endurance […]