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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

Little Old ‘Me’ Logano Topples ‘The Big Three’
Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 – 19:31 | Comments Off on Little Old ‘Me’ Logano Topples ‘The Big Three’
Little Old ‘Me’ Logano Topples ‘The Big Three’

By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

In the lead-up to Sunday’s season-ending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, driver Joey Logano referred to the four remaining championship contenders as, “The big three and me.”
In the darkness of the South Florida swamps, it was a tear-soaked “me” hoisting the big, silver championship trophy in […]

Busch Wins In Arizona; Final Four Is Set
Sunday, Nov 11, 2018 – 19:15 | Comments Off on Busch Wins In Arizona; Final Four Is Set
Busch Wins In Arizona; Final Four Is Set

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Next week in the humid, swampy darkness of Homestead-Miami Speedway, three drivers will be gunning for their second NASCAR Cup Series championship and one other will be going for his first.
That was all determined by an ugly race Sunday near Phoenix, Ariz.
Kyle Busch moved to the lead for a final […]

Bell Drives His Way Into Xfinity Series Finale
Sunday, Nov 11, 2018 – 8:59 | Comments Off on Bell Drives His Way Into Xfinity Series Finale
Bell Drives His Way Into Xfinity Series Finale

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Christopher Bell drove through the field to win Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race in Phoenix and advance to the Nov. 17 season championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Faced with a must-win situation entering the Round of 8 elimination race, Bell did exactly that. By the end of Stage 1, he had cracked the top 10. At […]

Havick Races To Berth In Championship Round
Sunday, Nov 4, 2018 – 20:51 | Comments Off on Havick Races To Berth In Championship Round
Havick Races To Berth In Championship Round

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kevin Harvick is in the Final Four.
The Stewart-Haas Racing driver became the second driver to earn a berth in the four-car Championship Round of the playoffs when he won Sunday’s 500-mile Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
No. 4 Ford, Harvick led a race-best 177 laps in […]

Elliott Holds Off Charges to Win Kansas
Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 – 20:33 | Comments Off on Elliott Holds Off Charges to Win Kansas
Elliott Holds Off Charges to Win Kansas

Young Chase Elliott didn’t really need to win the Hollywood Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday as his victory two weeks ago had already secured him a berth in the next round of the series’ playoffs.
But, like all drivers, Elliott, 22, is greedy. Greedy for victories. The Hendrick Motorsports […]

Almirola, With Help From Friends, Wins Talladega
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 – 17:47 | Comments Off on Almirola, With Help From Friends, Wins Talladega
Almirola, With Help From Friends, Wins Talladega

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Sunday afternoon’s race at Talladega Superspeedway may have lacked excitement but it did offer one majorly impressive demonstration of team work in the Monster Energy NASACR Cup Series.
At the end, Stewart-Haas Racing’s Aric Almirola was the beneficiary as he collected the overtime victory and the automatic berth in the Round […]

‘Roval’ Was Fun Dumpster Fire
Sunday, Oct 7, 2018 – 8:31 | Comments Off on ‘Roval’ Was Fun Dumpster Fire
‘Roval’ Was Fun Dumpster Fire

Finally, last weekend, finally, something splatted against the wall and stuck for NASCAR. The bad news for North America’s premier stock car racing series, however, continues to be the large pile of refuse that has slid down that wall and is laying there steaming and congealing.
The final laps of Sunday’s race at the Charlotte “Roval” […]

Blaney Cashes In On Crashes To Win Roval
Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 – 17:42 | Comments Off on Blaney Cashes In On Crashes To Win Roval
Blaney Cashes In On Crashes To Win Roval

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Winner Ryan Blaney looked as stunned as many of those who competed in Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup Series race, and virtually all those who were watching it from the grandstands at Charlotte Motor Speedway and from their comfy chairs in their living rooms.
Blaney successfully navigated his way through a final-lap […]

Kyle Busch Tears Up The Field In Richmond
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 – 23:16 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Tears Up The Field In Richmond
Kyle Busch Tears Up The Field In Richmond

Saturday did not start well for Kyle Busch but it sure ended well.
Busch, who was forced to start 39th in the 40-car field after being penalized for unapproved alterations to his car prior to the race, came all the way back to win the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night.
“Even though […]

Red Hot Keselowski Wins Playoff Opener
Sunday, Sep 16, 2018 – 20:19 | Comments Off on Red Hot Keselowski Wins Playoff Opener
Red Hot Keselowski Wins Playoff Opener

 
Brad Keselowski arrived in Las Vegas for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race hot. He left even hotter.
The Team Penske driver won for the third straight week as he streaked away from the field on an overtime restart in the opening race of the 10-race, 16-driver playoffs.
“To start off the playoffs with a win is really strong,” […]