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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

Newgarden Wins Rain-Delayed Barber IndyCar Race
Sunday, Apr 22, 2018 – 17:19 | Comments Off on Newgarden Wins Rain-Delayed Barber IndyCar Race
Newgarden Wins Rain-Delayed Barber IndyCar Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A native of Tennessee, Josef Newgarden considers Alabama’s Barber Motorsports Park to be his home track. Once racing resumed on Monday at the Barber road circuit after being postponed from Sunday by rain, Newgarden feasted on Southern home cooking as he blew the field away in winning the IndyCar Series’ […]

Kyle Busch Collects Third Straight Cup Victory
Sunday, Apr 22, 2018 – 8:42 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Collects Third Straight Cup Victory
Kyle Busch Collects Third Straight Cup Victory

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch won his third straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Saturday night when he added the event at Richmond International Raceway to his list of 2018 conquests.
Busch beat Chase Elliott to the checkered flag in overtime to win for the fifth time at the .75-mile short track. […]

Truex On Pole For Saturday’s Cup Race At RIR
Friday, Apr 20, 2018 – 17:59 | Comments Off on Truex On Pole For Saturday’s Cup Race At RIR
Truex On Pole For Saturday’s Cup Race At RIR

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Martin Truex Jr. won the pole for Saturday night’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond International Speedway on Friday.
Truex laid down a lap at 123.859-mph lap in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota to get the pole. It was his fourth pole of 2018.
Truex, the 2017 Cup […]

Rossi Wins Street Fight
Sunday, Apr 15, 2018 – 18:10 | Comments Off on Rossi Wins Street Fight
Rossi Wins Street Fight

Alexander Rossi had a great weekend at home. The California native qualified P1 on Saturday for Sunday’s IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Long Beach, led the morning warmup practice on race day, three of four practices on the weekend and then collected the big trophy in the race itself.
The Andretti Autosport driver led all but […]

Kyle Busch Tops Big Brother To Win Pole At Bristol
Friday, Apr 13, 2018 – 17:01 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Tops Big Brother To Win Pole At Bristol
Kyle Busch Tops Big Brother To Win Pole At Bristol

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch remained the hottest driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Friday when he won the pole for Sunday’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
To get the pole for Sunday’s 500-lapper, Busch had to ease past brother Kurt, who was second fastest in qualifying at BMS.
Kyle Busch set the […]

Four-Wide Spreads To Vegas; Hope It’s Not Catching
Friday, Apr 6, 2018 – 8:12 | One Comment
Four-Wide Spreads To Vegas; Hope It’s Not Catching

The first time that four nitro dragsters simultaneously dumped their clutches and set free 10,000 horses each as they left the line in North Carolina eight seasons ago, it was, literally, breathtaking: It squeezed the wind out of human lungs.
The ears, eyes and adrenal glands also took a beating. The site, sound, speed and historical […]

Haas F1 Team Has Rebounding On Its Mind
Friday, Mar 30, 2018 – 8:27 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Team Has Rebounding On Its Mind
Haas F1 Team Has Rebounding On Its Mind

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Basketball is not the only sport in which rebounding is important. It can be in auto racing as well and it will be for the Haas F1 Team this weekend in Bahrain.
Last weekend in Australia, the America-based team was enjoying the most heady couple of days in the team’s 42-race […]

And Now NASCAR Fans, Heeere’s Clint!
Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018 – 7:02 | Comments Off on And Now NASCAR Fans, Heeere’s Clint!
And Now NASCAR Fans, Heeere’s Clint!

It was about 15 years ago and Clint Bowyer was sitting at a table in one of Kansas City’s hippest restaurants located in one of the hippest sections of town. He was dressed exactly in keeping with what he was; the son of a tow track driver who himself had worked, until very recently, in […]

Miscues Cost Haas In F1 Opener
Sunday, Mar 25, 2018 – 13:13 | Comments Off on Miscues Cost Haas In F1 Opener
Miscues Cost Haas In F1 Opener

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Formula One season-opening Australian Grand Prix was shaping up as historic for the America-based Haas F1 Team as the race neared its half-way point. Then, disaster struck, leaving Gene Haas’s organization wondering how things could go so disappointingly bad.
The Haas team, with drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen teaming […]

Martinsville Cup Race Moved To Monday Afternoon
Sunday, Mar 25, 2018 – 8:42 | One Comment
Martinsville Cup Race Moved To Monday Afternoon

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
All activity at Martinsville Speedway for Sunday, March 25, has been postponed until Monday because of rainy and snowy weather.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race is scheduled for 11 a.m. EST on Monday, followed by the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at 2 p.m. EST.”
Both races will be broadcast on FS1, MRN […]