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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

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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 […]

Le Mans To Be Leena Gade’s Swansong At Audi
Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 – 8:06 | Comments Off on Le Mans To Be Leena Gade’s Swansong At Audi
Le Mans To Be Leena Gade’s Swansong At Audi

Over the past several years, Leena Gade has made history as race engineer for powerhouse Audi Sport Team Joest in the World Endurance Championship, where she won the series championship and most of its biggest races – including the centerpiece 24 Hours of Le Mans.
This weekend, Gade will make her final appearance for the Audi team […]

Suarez Makes History In Michigan
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 – 17:19 | Comments Off on Suarez Makes History In Michigan
Suarez Makes History In Michigan

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Daniel Suarez passed Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch for the lead on the next-to-last lap and held on to win Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Michigan International Speedway. In doing so, he became the first Mexican-born driver to win a NASCAR national series race.
“I just have no words,” Suarez said. “I don’t think I […]

Ali Was A True Pioneer – For Better And Worse
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 – 8:52 | Comments Off on Ali Was A True Pioneer – For Better And Worse
Ali Was A True Pioneer – For Better And Worse

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
No, you have not mistakenly logged in to BoxinToday.com. While this is an opinion piece about Muhammad Ali, it deals with the legacy of a boxer who was so much more than a boxer. And it deals with so much more than boxing. By extension, it includes racing.
The legacy of […]

Kurt Busch Wins Rain-Delayed Pocono Cup Race
Monday, Jun 6, 2016 – 14:33 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Wins Rain-Delayed Pocono Cup Race
Kurt Busch Wins Rain-Delayed Pocono Cup Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kurt Busch, in full fuel-conservation mode over the final 30 laps, held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski to win Monday’s rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway.
The victory was the first of the season for the Stewart-Haas Racing driver. He led 32 laps in getting the win.
“I […]

Power Finds Way Back To Victory Lane At Belle Isle
Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 – 16:45 | Comments Off on Power Finds Way Back To Victory Lane At Belle Isle
Power Finds Way Back To Victory Lane At Belle Isle

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Will Power – as least temporarily – climbed back to the top spot in the almighty four-driver Team Penske IndyCar Series organization Sunday when he held off teammate Simon Pagenaud to win the second Dual in Detroit race of the weekend.
The win for Power, the 2014 series champion, was his […]