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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

Bourdais, Coyne Open Season With Win In St. Pete
Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 – 13:41 | Comments Off on Bourdais, Coyne Open Season With Win In St. Pete
Bourdais, Coyne Open Season With Win In St. Pete

Sebastien Bourdais and his Dale Coyne Racing team left the wealthier teams choking on their exhaust fumes as they dominated the field in the IndyCar Series season-opener in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday.
Bourdais, a native of Le Mans, France who now resides in St. Pete, started at the rear of the field but took the […]

Kurt Busch Wins The Daytona 500 Wreck-a-thon
Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 – 18:42 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Wins The Daytona 500 Wreck-a-thon
Kurt Busch Wins The Daytona 500 Wreck-a-thon

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kurt Busch had won a NASCAR Cup championship, 28 Cup races, had driven in the Indianapolis 500 but had never won the Daytona 500. Until Sunday.
Busch took the lead from Kyle Larson on the final lap with a big move, held it and took the checkered flag in his No. […]

Bowyer’s Long Nightmare Has Come To An End
Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 – 10:31 | Comments Off on Bowyer’s Long Nightmare Has Come To An End
Bowyer’s Long Nightmare Has Come To An End

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As Clint Bowyer walked an inspection lap around his expired Xfinity Series car as it sat in the infield at Texas Motor Speedway in the spring of 2004,  he wore a look on his face that said “beware of the dog”.
No matter that it was his first real NASCAR race. […]

Hope Will Ride With Junior As He Gets Back In Car
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 – 17:42 | Comments Off on Hope Will Ride With Junior As He Gets Back In Car
Hope Will Ride With Junior As He Gets Back In Car

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s nearly impossible to not like Dale Earnhardt Jr. For those who have not been around him, know this: He is pretty much as billed. He’s as honest, as thoughtful, as profound and as genuine as millionaire star athletes come.
And, I sincerely wish he would never drive a race car […]

For Alex Bowman, It’s Super Sub To Sidelines
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 – 13:56 | Comments Off on For Alex Bowman, It’s Super Sub To Sidelines
For Alex Bowman, It’s Super Sub To Sidelines

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Journeyman driver Alex Bowman talked at length about all the things he learned when he subbed for injured Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports in 2016. What he didn’t learn was how to land a full-time NASCAR Cup ride for 2017.
Bowman will start Saturday night’s Clash exhibition race […]

No. 66 Ford GT Gets Its Revenge
Monday, Jan 30, 2017 – 14:19 | One Comment
No. 66 Ford GT Gets Its Revenge

The disaster that was the debut of the Ford GT a year ago in the Rolex 24 did not sit well with anybody connected to development and fielding of the new GT Le Mans cars. All involved were so determined to erase the 2016 result that they flooded the field with four cars this year.
As […]

Defending Prototype Champs Chase First Rolex Win
Friday, Jan 27, 2017 – 9:16 | Comments Off on Defending Prototype Champs Chase First Rolex Win
Defending Prototype Champs Chase First Rolex Win

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Co-drivers Dane Cameron and Eric Curran of Action Express Racing have tasted and savored the main course in North American sports car racing as they won last year’s prototype division in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
This week, they’re up for a little dessert.
Driving the No. 31 Cadillac, the two are […]

Gordon Driven To Get Himself A New Wristwatch
Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 – 8:04 | Comments Off on Gordon Driven To Get Himself A New Wristwatch
Gordon Driven To Get Himself A New Wristwatch

By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Brothers Jordan and Ricky Taylor are great drivers, a great story and great interviews. But, as they found out in recent weeks, they have been relegated to support players to ad hoc teammate Jeff Gordon for this weekend’s Rolex 24 sports car race at Daytona.
In a Tweet circulated last month, […]

NASCAR Has Turned To ‘Enhancements’ To Survive
Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 – 16:17 | One Comment
NASCAR Has Turned To ‘Enhancements’ To Survive

NASCAR “stakeholders” took to the airwaves on Monday to present and laud what they touted as “enhancements” to their sport. A better term for the radical changes that will render the sport almost unrecognizable to the framers of the grand old series might be “Hail Mary”.
NASCAR is in trouble. The sport that was arguably the […]

NASCAR Unveils Massive Changes To Its Product
Monday, Jan 23, 2017 – 18:23 | Comments Off on NASCAR Unveils Massive Changes To Its Product
NASCAR Unveils Massive Changes To Its Product

NASCAR unveiled a new format for racing in its three top series that offers a radical departure from its past. It’s a format that features three-stage races in all events, a complicated system of awarding points and a revamped system of making the playoffs.
At a press conference held in Charlotte, N.C, that kicked off the […]