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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

Hamlin Looking To Extend Streak
Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 – 12:18 | Comments Off on Hamlin Looking To Extend Streak
Hamlin Looking To Extend Streak

Denny Hamlin won his second-straight pole on Friday when he posted the fastest time in qualifying for this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
But it was another streak which the Joe Gibbs Racing driver had on his mind afterward – his streak of winning at least one race in every […]

NASCAR Boss France Arrested In New York; Will Take Leave Of Absence
Monday, Aug 6, 2018 – 13:56 | One Comment
NASCAR Boss France Arrested In New York; Will Take Leave Of Absence

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian Z. France was arrested in New York on Sunday for allegedly driving while intoxicated and possession of oxycodone.
France, who took over the leadership of NASCAR following the retirement of his father, Bill France Jr. in 2003, has issued an apology and said he will take […]

IMSA’s Fittipaldi Sets Retirement Date
Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 – 18:35 | Comments Off on IMSA’s Fittipaldi Sets Retirement Date
IMSA’s Fittipaldi Sets Retirement Date

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Christian Fittipaldi, a two-time IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype champion, announced Saturday that  he is retiring following the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Fittipaldi has collected victories in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Motul Petit Le Mans and the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, and three Rolex 24 At Daytona wins.

“Because I wanted […]

Busch Scores Back-To-Front Win At Pocono
Monday, Jul 30, 2018 – 7:05 | Comments Off on Busch Scores Back-To-Front Win At Pocono
Busch Scores Back-To-Front Win At Pocono

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch overcame starting from near the rear of the field because of a penalty for failing post-qualifying inspection, an out-of-sorts car early in the race and several late-race restarts to win Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania.
The victory in the Gander Outdoors 400 […]

Turns And Feuds Are The Talk Of Kentucky
Friday, Jul 13, 2018 – 18:32 | Comments Off on Turns And Feuds Are The Talk Of Kentucky
Turns And Feuds Are The Talk Of Kentucky

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Some notes and quotes from Sparta, Kentucky on Friday:
Looking for action at Kentucky Speedway? Keep your eyes on Turn 3, drivers say.
“Turn 3 is tough for sure,” Martin Truex Jr said. “It seems like this year maybe a little bit easier with the new tires that they brought here, but […]

Jones Headed to The Top? Let’s Slow Down a Bit, Please
Friday, Jul 13, 2018 – 17:06 | Comments Off on Jones Headed to The Top? Let’s Slow Down a Bit, Please
Jones Headed to The Top? Let’s Slow Down a Bit, Please

As I rolled up the old pant legs and waded into media reaction to last weekend’s racing in Daytona, Iowa, Epping and Bowmanville, a headline caught my eye. It read, “Erik Jones showing he’s ready to rise to the top”.
The accompanying piece – presumably and hopefully an opinion piece – proclaimed Jones victory in Saturday […]

RT’s Williams Collects Hardware
Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 – 17:02 | Comments Off on RT’s Williams Collects Hardware
RT’s Williams Collects Hardware

RacinToday.com Senior Writer Deb Williams has been honored by the National Motorsports Press Association with one of its most prestigious awards – the Joe Littlejohn Award.
Determined by the NMPA president, the award is given annually to the person or persons, or an organization, in recognition for or outstanding service to the NMPA. Williams previously […]

‘Hinchtown’ Becomes Capital Of Iowa For A Day
Sunday, Jul 8, 2018 – 15:42 | Comments Off on ‘Hinchtown’ Becomes Capital Of Iowa For A Day
‘Hinchtown’ Becomes Capital Of Iowa For A Day

By Jim Pedley | ManagingEditor
RacinToday.com
The 2018 season was not going  the way driver James Hinchcliffe had hoped. Until, that is, late in Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Iowa Speedway when he tracked down and passed a seemingly unbeatable Josef Newgarden and then drove off to victory.
The win was the first of the season for Hinchcliffe […]

Junior: Keep Being Junior When Red Light Goes On
Friday, Jun 29, 2018 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Junior: Keep Being Junior When Red Light Goes On
Junior: Keep Being Junior When Red Light Goes On

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
To be honest, I’m not really looking forward to watching the broadcast of this weekend’s NASCAR race at Chicagoland Speedway and all because of Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Not because I don’t like Earnhardt Jr. On the contrary. I truly like and respect the man and always looked forward to talking to […]

Le Mans Lessons: Big Changes Are Here
Friday, Jun 22, 2018 – 7:14 | Comments Off on Le Mans Lessons: Big Changes Are Here
Le Mans Lessons: Big Changes Are Here

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Change is, has been, will always be an integral part of auto racing. It’s baked into the racing cake. But during the 20th Century, changes in racing seemed more tweak-ish than quake-like.
But this is the 21st Century and changes have become revolutionary as opposed to evolutionary. And they have been forced […]