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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

‘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,” […]

Keselowski Charges To Victory At The Brickyard
Monday, Sep 10, 2018 – 19:44 | Comments Off on Keselowski Charges To Victory At The Brickyard
Keselowski Charges To Victory At The Brickyard

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Brad Keselowski bumped his way past Denny Hamlin with two laps to go on Monday and went on to win the rain-postponed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard on Monday afternoon.
The victory, which gave team owner Roger Penske his first in a stock car […]

Will New Leadership Be Able To Save NASCAR?
Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 – 9:06 | 5 Comments
Will New Leadership Be Able To Save NASCAR?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Those who are hoping that a change in leadership at NASCAR will bring that sport back to life are going to be disappointed. At the risk of sounding depressingly pessimistic, the thought here is that no cure exists for what ails NASCAR.
Yet more evidence of that surfaced Tuesday when it […]

Furniture Row To Cease Operations
Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 – 13:30 | Comments Off on Furniture Row To Cease Operations
Furniture Row To Cease Operations

The team which won last year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship will be shut down by its owners following the current season.
The reason, according to team owner Barney Visser, is money.
“This is not good for anybody,” Visser said Tuesday. “The numbers just don’t add up. I would have to borrow money to continue as […]

Keselowski, Penske Shine At Darlington
Sunday, Sep 2, 2018 – 22:31 | Comments Off on Keselowski, Penske Shine At Darlington
Keselowski, Penske Shine At Darlington

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Brad Keselowski’s Darlington drought is over. On Saturday, the Michigan native won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race and then on Sunday, he collected a win in one of NASCAR’s crown jewels as he won the Southern 500 at historic old Darlington.
Keselowski did what had appeared to be impossible for 300-plus […]

Hamlin Storms To Darlington Pole
Saturday, Sep 1, 2018 – 17:32 | Comments Off on Hamlin Storms To Darlington Pole
Hamlin Storms To Darlington Pole

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Defending race winner Denny Hamlin drove to pole for Sunday’s Southern 500 on Saturday when he turned a fast lap in 28.332 seconds (173.571 mph) at Darlington Raceway.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver edged Kyle Larson (173.411 mph) by .026 seconds.
“The No. 1 pit stall (a perk for the pole winner) obviously is very important here, […]

The Other Busch Gets Victory In Bristol
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 – 22:27 | Comments Off on The Other Busch Gets Victory In Bristol
The Other Busch Gets Victory In Bristol

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kurt Busch entered Saturday night’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway as the best driver in the series to not have won a race in 2018. He left Bristol sans the “not have won” tag.
Busch took the lead on a restart with 23 laps to go, held off pole-sitter Kyle Larson […]