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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

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 […]

Hamilton Wins In China; Haas Collects First Points Of The Season
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 – 8:52 | Comments Off on Hamilton Wins In China; Haas Collects First Points Of The Season
Hamilton Wins In China; Haas Collects First Points Of The Season

Lewis Hamilton won Sunday’s Formula One Chinese Grand Prix and in doing so, the Mercedes AMG driver pulled even with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the series points standings.
Hamilton started from the pole and never trailed in getting his 54th F1 victory.
Vettel finished second in Shanghai, 6.2 seconds back. Both Vettel and Hamilton head out of […]

Earnhardt Pushes For Drastic NASCAR Penalties
Friday, Mar 24, 2017 – 17:10 | 3 Comments
Earnhardt Pushes For Drastic NASCAR Penalties

And Dale Earnhardt Jr. calls himself a human being. Turns out he’s a heartless, soulless monster.
Harsh words? Absolutely. But consider them against this backdrop: Earnhardt thinks that NASCAR Cup drivers who intentionally wreck others during races should be sentenced to do additional mid-week meetings with media from cities the host series races.
Oh, the humanity.
Those meetings […]

Porsche RSR’s Have Made A Move Forward
Friday, Mar 17, 2017 – 8:22 | Comments Off on Porsche RSR’s Have Made A Move Forward
Porsche RSR’s Have Made A Move Forward

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The curve was a long, high-speed, right-hand sweeper job – think of The Carousel at Road America, which was located just down the twisty farm-country back roads that made central Wisconsin so much fun to drive in the mid-’70s.
The car was a very evil looking black-on-black ’74 air-cooled Porsche 911 […]