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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

Kyle Busch Tops Big Brother To Win Pole At Bristol
Friday, Apr 13, 2018 – 17:01 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Tops Big Brother To Win Pole At Bristol
Kyle Busch Tops Big Brother To Win Pole At Bristol

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch remained the hottest driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Friday when he won the pole for Sunday’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
To get the pole for Sunday’s 500-lapper, Busch had to ease past brother Kurt, who was second fastest in qualifying at BMS.
Kyle Busch set the […]

Four-Wide Spreads To Vegas; Hope It’s Not Catching
Friday, Apr 6, 2018 – 8:12 | One Comment
Four-Wide Spreads To Vegas; Hope It’s Not Catching

The first time that four nitro dragsters simultaneously dumped their clutches and set free 10,000 horses each as they left the line in North Carolina eight seasons ago, it was, literally, breathtaking: It squeezed the wind out of human lungs.
The ears, eyes and adrenal glands also took a beating. The site, sound, speed and historical […]

Haas F1 Team Has Rebounding On Its Mind
Friday, Mar 30, 2018 – 8:27 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Team Has Rebounding On Its Mind
Haas F1 Team Has Rebounding On Its Mind

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Basketball is not the only sport in which rebounding is important. It can be in auto racing as well and it will be for the Haas F1 Team this weekend in Bahrain.
Last weekend in Australia, the America-based team was enjoying the most heady couple of days in the team’s 42-race […]

And Now NASCAR Fans, Heeere’s Clint!
Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018 – 7:02 | Comments Off on And Now NASCAR Fans, Heeere’s Clint!
And Now NASCAR Fans, Heeere’s Clint!

It was about 15 years ago and Clint Bowyer was sitting at a table in one of Kansas City’s hippest restaurants located in one of the hippest sections of town. He was dressed exactly in keeping with what he was; the son of a tow track driver who himself had worked, until very recently, in […]

Miscues Cost Haas In F1 Opener
Sunday, Mar 25, 2018 – 13:13 | Comments Off on Miscues Cost Haas In F1 Opener
Miscues Cost Haas In F1 Opener

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Formula One season-opening Australian Grand Prix was shaping up as historic for the America-based Haas F1 Team as the race neared its half-way point. Then, disaster struck, leaving Gene Haas’s organization wondering how things could go so disappointingly bad.
The Haas team, with drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen teaming […]

Martinsville Cup Race Moved To Monday Afternoon
Sunday, Mar 25, 2018 – 8:42 | One Comment
Martinsville Cup Race Moved To Monday Afternoon

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
All activity at Martinsville Speedway for Sunday, March 25, has been postponed until Monday because of rainy and snowy weather.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race is scheduled for 11 a.m. EST on Monday, followed by the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at 2 p.m. EST.”
Both races will be broadcast on FS1, MRN […]

The Current Stars And Cars Of NASCAR Just Do Not Inspire
Friday, Mar 23, 2018 – 8:58 | One Comment
The Current Stars And Cars Of NASCAR Just Do Not Inspire

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In a perfect world, spectator sports would be comprised of great competition and salable personalities – i.e., stars. When auto racing is the spectator sport being discussed, you can add cool vehicles to the cocktail.
And therein resides some serious problems for NASCAR in 2018.
The cars being put onto NASCAR tracks […]

Formula E Issues Di Grassi A Binding Penalty
Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 – 14:55 | Comments Off on Formula E Issues Di Grassi A Binding Penalty
Formula E Issues Di Grassi A Binding Penalty

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Some short takes from a great weekend of racing – the non-NASCAR version:
– Consider this first entry is a brief. Or is it a boxer?
Lucas di Grassi placed second in Saturday’s Formula E race but failed post-race inspection. Not for his driving or his car, but for his underwear.
“After checking […]

Vautier Puts Cadillac On Sebring Pole
Friday, Mar 16, 2018 – 18:16 | Comments Off on Vautier Puts Cadillac On Sebring Pole
Vautier Puts Cadillac On Sebring Pole

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Tristan Vautier will start the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring race on Saturday from the pole in the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R.
His lap of 1:47.432 seconds (125.326 mph) was 0.160 seconds ahead of Olivier Pla in the No. 2 Tequila Patrón ESM Nissan DPi.
Ricky Taylor […]

Penske Hoping His Acuras Will Take Next Step This Weekend In Sebring
Friday, Mar 16, 2018 – 9:14 | Comments Off on Penske Hoping His Acuras Will Take Next Step This Weekend In Sebring
Penske Hoping His Acuras Will Take Next Step This Weekend In Sebring

When Roger Penske announced last July that he would return to sports car racing and field a prototype team in 2018, it was great news for the IMSA WeatherTech Series but ominous news for those would would have to compete against Team Penske.
Everybody in the racing world knows that when “The Captain” takes on a […]