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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

Reports: NASCAR Could Be Going Up For Sale
Monday, May 7, 2018 – 16:41 | Comments Off on Reports: NASCAR Could Be Going Up For Sale
Reports: NASCAR Could Be Going Up For Sale

It appears that a for sale sign could be popping up soon in front of the NASCAR offices at 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Several national publications are reporting Monday that the family of Bill France Sr., founder of the racing series in the late 1940s, is considering selling a controlling interest in […]

Logano Ends Long Drought, Wins At Talladega
Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 – 16:55 | Comments Off on Logano Ends Long Drought, Wins At Talladega
Logano Ends Long Drought, Wins At Talladega

Talladega Superspeedway’s much-ballyhooed reputation of for producing exciting finishes took a beating on Sunday. But that was just fine with Joey Logano.
Logano, who led a race-best 70 of 188 laps, got the victory. It was the Team Penske driver’s  first of the season and third at the 2.66-mile high-banked oval. It was his 19th NASCAR […]

Four Straight Not A Given For Busch On Sunday
Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 – 8:28 | Comments Off on Four Straight Not A Given For Busch On Sunday
Four Straight Not A Given For Busch On Sunday

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
During his Friday press conference at Talladega Superspeedway, Kyle Busch talked about winning the last three NASCAR Cup Series and the prospect of making it four in a row this weekend.
Well, he said, Talladega and the bizarre restrictor plate racing shows that the series puts on there could make his […]

Harvick On Pole At Talladega
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 – 17:34 | Comments Off on Harvick On Pole At Talladega
Harvick On Pole At Talladega

RacinToday.com
Kevin Harvick won the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway when he covered the 2.66-mile distance in 49.247 seconds (194.448 mph) on Saturday.
Kurt Busch, his teammate at Stewart Haas Racing, was close behind with a 49.340-second lap (194.082 mph).
The two Fords will start on the front row in Sunday’s 500-miler (2 p.m. ET on […]

Newgarden Wins Rain-Delayed Barber IndyCar Race
Sunday, Apr 22, 2018 – 17:19 | Comments Off on Newgarden Wins Rain-Delayed Barber IndyCar Race
Newgarden Wins Rain-Delayed Barber IndyCar Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A native of Tennessee, Josef Newgarden considers Alabama’s Barber Motorsports Park to be his home track. Once racing resumed on Monday at the Barber road circuit after being postponed from Sunday by rain, Newgarden feasted on Southern home cooking as he blew the field away in winning the IndyCar Series’ […]

Kyle Busch Collects Third Straight Cup Victory
Sunday, Apr 22, 2018 – 8:42 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Collects Third Straight Cup Victory
Kyle Busch Collects Third Straight Cup Victory

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch won his third straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Saturday night when he added the event at Richmond International Raceway to his list of 2018 conquests.
Busch beat Chase Elliott to the checkered flag in overtime to win for the fifth time at the .75-mile short track. […]

Truex On Pole For Saturday’s Cup Race At RIR
Friday, Apr 20, 2018 – 17:59 | Comments Off on Truex On Pole For Saturday’s Cup Race At RIR
Truex On Pole For Saturday’s Cup Race At RIR

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Martin Truex Jr. won the pole for Saturday night’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond International Speedway on Friday.
Truex laid down a lap at 123.859-mph lap in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota to get the pole. It was his fourth pole of 2018.
Truex, the 2017 Cup […]

Rossi Wins Street Fight
Sunday, Apr 15, 2018 – 18:10 | Comments Off on Rossi Wins Street Fight
Rossi Wins Street Fight

Alexander Rossi had a great weekend at home. The California native qualified P1 on Saturday for Sunday’s IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Long Beach, led the morning warmup practice on race day, three of four practices on the weekend and then collected the big trophy in the race itself.
The Andretti Autosport driver led all but […]

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 […]