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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.

Articles by Jim Pedley

Harvick Fuels Hot Start With Phoenix Pole
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 – 4:50 | Comments Off on Harvick Fuels Hot Start With Phoenix Pole
Harvick Fuels Hot Start With Phoenix Pole

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kevin Harvick says he has some great memories of Phoenix International Raceway. He added one more on Friday when he won the pole for Sunday’s Camping World.com 500 Sprint Cup race at the quirky track in the desert.
“This is a pretty special place,” Harvick, a native of neighboring Southern California, […]

Kurt Busch’s Suspension Lifted
Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 – 11:37 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch’s Suspension Lifted
Kurt Busch’s Suspension Lifted

Sprint Cup’s Kurt Busch moved a step closer to a return to racing on Wednesday.
NASCAR announced Wednesday that, effectively immediately, the indefinite suspension of the Stewart-Haas Racing driver has been lifted.
NASCAR’s statement on the situation read, in part: “Kurt Busch is eligible to return to NASCAR racing under indefinite probation subject to additional mandatory requirements […]

New Rules Produce Familiar Result At Atlanta
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 – 9:20 | Comments Off on New Rules Produce Familiar Result At Atlanta
New Rules Produce Familiar Result At Atlanta

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It was 10 years ago that Brian France summoned a small group of reporters to the NASCAR hauler in the infield of Kansas Speedway to talk about the future of Sprint Cup Series machinery. The centerpiece of the CEO/Chairman of the Board’s talk in that cramped, quiet office that day […]

Johnson’s Late Charge Gives Him Atlanta Victory
Sunday, Mar 1, 2015 – 18:12 | Comments Off on Johnson’s Late Charge Gives Him Atlanta Victory
Johnson’s Late Charge Gives Him Atlanta Victory

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jimmie Johnson survived an explosion of late-race cautions and restarts to win Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The victory was the 71st of the six-time champion’s career and came in start No. 473.
Johnson, who didn’t pick up a victory in 2014 until the fourth month of […]

Logano Wins Pole; Others Rant At Inspections
Friday, Feb 27, 2015 – 19:44 | Comments Off on Logano Wins Pole; Others Rant At Inspections
Logano Wins Pole; Others Rant At Inspections

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Qualifying almost always results in one driver being happy and all others being disappointed. Following Friday’s Sprint Cup time trials at Atlanta Motor Speedway, one driver emerged happy and a bunch of others were beyond furious.
The happy dude was Joey Logano, the winner of last weekend’s Daytona 500, who won […]

Logano Wins Daytona 500 With Yellow Flapping
Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 – 16:56 | One Comment
Logano Wins Daytona 500 With Yellow Flapping

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joey Logano won Sunday’s Daytona 500 when a wreck brought out a caution just after “The Kid” had taken the white flag on a green/white/checkered restart at Daytona International Speedway.
“I can’t believe it,” he said. “The Daytona 500. Oh my God. Are you kidding me?”
The victory was the first for […]

Angry Drivers Take To Twitter After Busch Wreck
Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 – 9:27 | Comments Off on Angry Drivers Take To Twitter After Busch Wreck
Angry Drivers Take To Twitter After Busch Wreck

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In the time that it took for Kyle Busch’s Toyota to blow through a couple of hundred yards of painted grass and soft, sandy earth and then slam into a solid concrete wall at 180 or so mph on Saturday, the Daytona Rising project at Daytona International Speedway was transformed […]

NASCAR Hall of Fame Includes Mark Martin, Evernham On List of 2016 Nominees
Friday, Feb 20, 2015 – 19:25 | One Comment
NASCAR Hall of Fame Includes Mark Martin, Evernham On List of 2016 Nominees

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The NASCAR Hall of Fame announced nominees for it Class of 2016 on Friday and it includes popular driver Mark Martin and 19 others.
Martin and three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion crew chief Ray Evernham are new to the list of nominees.
Other first-time nominees announced Friday by NASCAR are legendary crew chief Harry Hyde, on […]

NASCAR Suspends Kurt Busch
Friday, Feb 20, 2015 – 19:17 | Comments Off on NASCAR Suspends Kurt Busch
NASCAR Suspends Kurt Busch

NASCAR has indefinitely suspended driver Kurt Busch for actions detrimental to stock car racing, it was announced on Friday.
NASCAR took action following the release Friday of a supplemental disposition setting forth the findings and conclusions that formed the basis for the Family Court of the State of Delaware’s decision on Monday to issue an Order […]

Cup Notes: Harvick-Logano Feud Rekindles
Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 – 10:05 | Comments Off on Cup Notes: Harvick-Logano Feud Rekindles
Cup Notes: Harvick-Logano Feud Rekindles

Guess the off season didn’t result in any rust forming on the feud between Sprint Cup drivers Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano.
A late wreck involving the two resulted in fighting words when the two got out of their cars after the race.
“(Logano) just drove us straight in the fence,” Harvick, the 2014 Cup champion from […]