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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

Porsche Set To Begin WEC Defense
Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 – 20:35 | Comments Off on Porsche Set To Begin WEC Defense
Porsche Set To Begin WEC Defense

When the World Endurance Championship begins its 2016 racing season this coming weekend at the Silverstone road course in England, it will do so without the No. 17 and No. 18 Porsche 919 Hybrid cars in the field.
That’s because in the wake of winning the prestigious WEC in 2015, Porsche has earned the right to […]

DeJoria Feeling Re-grooved After Vegas Stunner
Friday, Apr 8, 2016 – 10:00 | Comments Off on DeJoria Feeling Re-grooved After Vegas Stunner
DeJoria Feeling Re-grooved After Vegas Stunner

Week after week in 2015, Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria would head on down the road after heartbreaking showings in NHRA national events telling herself the same thing: “We’re better than this.”
Turns out, she was right.
Last weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, DeJoria and her Alexis DeJoria Racing/Kallita Motorsports team got their […]

Kyle Busch Wins Cup Race, Sweeps Martinsville
Sunday, Apr 3, 2016 – 15:50 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins Cup Race, Sweeps Martinsville
Kyle Busch Wins Cup Race, Sweeps Martinsville

Kyle Busch arrived at Martinsville Speedway this weekend without ever having won a NASCAR race at the series’ smallest and oldest track. He left the Martinsville half-mile on Sunday having won twice.
Busch followed up his Camping World Truck Series victory from Saturday with a dominating Sprint Cup Series win on Sunday.
“To win here in Martinsville […]

Rosberg Wins Bahrain But Haas Driver Grosjean Logs Another Stunning Finish
Sunday, Apr 3, 2016 – 12:26 | Comments Off on Rosberg Wins Bahrain But Haas Driver Grosjean Logs Another Stunning Finish
Rosberg Wins Bahrain But Haas Driver Grosjean Logs Another Stunning Finish

Surrounded by voice recorders and note pads in the moments following Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, Romain Grosjean had to slap himself in the face. The purpose was to make sure he was not dreaming because for the second time in the two-race-old 2016 Formula One season, he and his Haas F1 Team had notched a […]

Enders Heads To Vegas Seeking Answers For New Car Blues
Friday, Apr 1, 2016 – 10:12 | Comments Off on Enders Heads To Vegas Seeking Answers For New Car Blues
Enders Heads To Vegas Seeking Answers For New Car Blues

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In automobile racing, other drivers are not one’s only competition. To win races, teams and drivers must also conquer the always-changing technical landscape.
In the NHRA Pro Stock category, that technical landscape has changed dramatically this season and defending two-time champion Erica Enders and her Elite Motorsports have had a tough […]

Johnson Works Overtime To Get Win In Fontana
Sunday, Mar 20, 2016 – 17:56 | Comments Off on Johnson Works Overtime To Get Win In Fontana
Johnson Works Overtime To Get Win In Fontana

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jimmie Johnson passed Kevin Harvick for the lead in overtime and went on to win at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway oval on Sunday afternoon in Fontana, Calif.
Harvick, who led 142 laps and had a big lead when a wreck brought out a caution with two laps to go, finished […]

America And Haas F1 Team Stun The World
Sunday, Mar 20, 2016 – 8:37 | Comments Off on America And Haas F1 Team Stun The World
America And Haas F1 Team Stun The World

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It was business as usual up at the head of the field during Sunday’s season-opening Formula One race in Australia, but back about four spots, all history was breaking out.
Mercedes AMG drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton surprised nobody when they finished the Australian Grand Prix first and second respectively. […]

Barrichello Back For More In The WTR Corvette
Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 – 15:31 | Comments Off on Barrichello Back For More In The WTR Corvette
Barrichello Back For More In The WTR Corvette

During the half decade he spent driving for vaunted Ferrari in Formula One, Rubens Barrichello was clearly the team’s No. 2 driver; that just went along with the gig of being a teammate to Michael Schumacher during the German driver’s championship-dominating years.
Barrichello, however, was no mere water carrier for Schumacher and Ferrari. Dude could drive […]

Harvick Ekes Out Yet Another Victory In Arizona
Sunday, Mar 13, 2016 – 17:44 | Comments Off on Harvick Ekes Out Yet Another Victory In Arizona
Harvick Ekes Out Yet Another Victory In Arizona

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kevin Harvick continued to feast on the bright sunshine and low humidity of cactus-dotted Arizona on Sunday as he collected his eighth career win at Phoenix International Raceway.
The Stewart-Haas Racing driver has now won six of the last eight races at the Phoenix mile.
But the latest victory may have been […]

Keselowski Survives Windy One In Las Vegas
Sunday, Mar 6, 2016 – 19:18 | Comments Off on Keselowski Survives Windy One In Las Vegas
Keselowski Survives Windy One In Las Vegas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch for the lead with six laps to go and then sprinted away to get the victory in Sunday’s bizarre Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The victory was the first of the season for the Team Penske driver, the 18th of his career […]