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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

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
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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
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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
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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 […]

Haas F1 Geared Up For Its First Monaco GP
Thursday, May 26, 2016 – 15:24 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Geared Up For Its First Monaco GP
Haas F1 Geared Up For Its First Monaco GP

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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During the early years of his driving career, Juan Pablo Montoya could be aggravatingly aloof before, during and after races. It was like he viewed showing interest – much less respect – for anything as a sign of weakness.
After winning America’s beloved Indianapolis 500 in 2000 – on his first […]

Kalitta Makes It Three In Row
Sunday, May 22, 2016 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Kalitta Makes It Three In Row
Kalitta Makes It Three In Row

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Doug Kalitta hit a triple on Sunday.
Kalitta defeated Antron Brown in a peddle-fest to win the Top Fuel final at today’s NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka and it gave the Kalitta Motorsports driver a third straight victory.
The victory also padded Kalitta’s points lead in Top Fuel.
Also earning victories Sunday were Matt Hagan in […]

Hinchcliffe Earns Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500
Sunday, May 22, 2016 – 16:57 | Comments Off on Hinchcliffe Earns Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500
Hinchcliffe Earns Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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One of the things that turns human beings into sports fanatics are great sports story lines. James Hinchcliffe is working on a beauty of a story this month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
On Sunday at IMS, Hinchcliffe won the pole for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
He did it in […]

Hinchcliffe Leads Fast Nine Run For Indy Pole
Saturday, May 21, 2016 – 18:08 | Comments Off on Hinchcliffe Leads Fast Nine Run For Indy Pole
Hinchcliffe Leads Fast Nine Run For Indy Pole

The list of drivers who have a shot at winning the pole for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 was reduced to nine on Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The nine are James Hinchliffe of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (Honda), Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport (Honda), Will Power of Team Penske (Chevrolet), Helio Castroneves of Team […]

New JFR Camaro SS Balks In Debut
Saturday, May 21, 2016 – 8:33 | Comments Off on New JFR Camaro SS Balks In Debut
New JFR Camaro SS Balks In Debut

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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TOPEKA, Kan. – The folks at John Force Racing will head back to the drawing board – literally – in the wake of Friday’s disappointing debut of its freshly minted Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car at Heartland Park.
It shook and scraped the wall during its second qualifying run at the […]