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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

Scott Says New Team Capable Of Chasing Chase
Friday, Dec 11, 2015 – 14:19 | Comments Off on Scott Says New Team Capable Of Chasing Chase
Scott Says New Team Capable Of Chasing Chase

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Richard Petty Motorsports on Friday introduced Brian Scott as the replacement for  Sam Hornish Jr. as driver of its No. 9 Sprint Cup next season.
Scott, who has been racing full time for Richard Childress and Joe Gibbs Racing in the XFINITY Series since 2010, said the deal with RPM came […]

Chase Elliott Wins The Snowball
Sunday, Dec 6, 2015 – 18:56 | Comments Off on Chase Elliott Wins The Snowball
Chase Elliott Wins The Snowball

Chase Elliott, son of former Sprint Cup champion Bill Elliott and a current NASCAR driver himself, won Sunday’s 48th annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla.
Elliott, who will take over the driver’s seat at Hendrick Motorsports that is being vacated by four-time Cup champion Jeff Gordon, won the Snowball for the second […]

Busch, Gordon, Cruise Star In Major Vegas Show
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 – 9:55 | Comments Off on Busch, Gordon, Cruise Star In Major Vegas Show
Busch, Gordon, Cruise Star In Major Vegas Show

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As he stood at the Sprint Cup awards banquet podium in Las Vegas to accept due accolades and honors on Friday night, the 2015 champion also found time to put a plug in for his surgeons.
“Anyone looking to have leg or foot surgery, just ask for the Kyle Busch special,” […]

A Horrible Wreck May Have Created A Champion
Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 – 13:23 | 2 Comments
A Horrible Wreck May Have Created A Champion

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Early last decade, a small group of beat writers were sitting around in an infield media center at a NASCAR track somewhere and were solving the racing world’s problems. The subject of Kurt Busch and his noteworthy driving talents came up.
As all nodded in agreement until one “expert” upped the […]

Ford, Ganassi Announce Driver Lineup for GT Program
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 – 12:49 | Comments Off on Ford, Ganassi Announce Driver Lineup for GT Program
Ford, Ganassi Announce Driver Lineup for GT Program

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Ford and Chip Ganassi Racing on Saturday announced their driver lineup for next year’s debut of the Ford GT in the WeatherTech Sports Car Challenge.
Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook, Dirk Müller and Joey Hand have been selected for full-time rides in the two Ford GTs.
Hand and Müller will co-drive the No. […]

Kyle Busch Has Best Friday Among Four Chasers
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 – 8:42 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Has Best Friday Among Four Chasers
Kyle Busch Has Best Friday Among Four Chasers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jeffmania is sweeping Homestead-Miami Speedway and caught up in are not just fans and the media but the people with whom Gordon bends metal with 36 times a year.
After winning the pole on Friday for Sunday’s season-ending, championship-deciding race at HMS, Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing couldn’t resist invoking […]

Wood Brothers To Return To Full Schedule In 2016
Friday, Nov 20, 2015 – 16:10 | Comments Off on Wood Brothers To Return To Full Schedule In 2016
Wood Brothers To Return To Full Schedule In 2016

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The historic Wood Brothers Racing team announced Friday that it is returning to full-time competition in the Sprint Cup Series next year.
Driving the iconic No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford in all 36 races in 2016 will be Ryan Blaney. Jeremy Bullins will serve as crew chief.
Motorcraft/Quick Lane and Ford Performance […]

Homestead Features Contenders For All Seasons
Friday, Nov 20, 2015 – 9:34 | Comments Off on Homestead Features Contenders For All Seasons
Homestead Features Contenders For All Seasons

It’s championship week in Sprint Cup and an interesting championship field it is.
At the beginning of the season – and, certainly – at mid season, the make-up of this final four would have been tough to predict.
The only non-surprising entrant would have to be  Kevin Harvick. Not only was he  the defending champion, his team […]

Junior Wins PIR; Field Set For Cup Grand Finale
Monday, Nov 16, 2015 – 7:53 | Comments Off on Junior Wins PIR; Field Set For Cup Grand Finale
Junior Wins PIR; Field Set For Cup Grand Finale

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
When NASCAR officials finally decided that enough was enough in unseasonably rainy Avondale, Ariz. on Sunday night, Dale Earnhardt was awarded the victory and Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. had earned berths in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship’s final four.
For that four-driver, championship-determining race, Harvick, […]

Helping Hands Will Be Hard To Find At PIR Sunday
Sunday, Nov 15, 2015 – 9:06 | Comments Off on Helping Hands Will Be Hard To Find At PIR Sunday
Helping Hands Will Be Hard To Find At PIR Sunday

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Six of the seven drivers competing for the final three spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship’s four-driver grand finale at Homestead, Fla. next weekend will have teammates on the track this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway.
So, absolutely predictably on Friday, many were asked the oddly pro forma […]