Home » Archive by Author

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

Ironman Jeff Gordon Streaks Into Chicagoland
Friday, Sep 18, 2015 – 18:35 | Comments Off on Ironman Jeff Gordon Streaks Into Chicagoland
Ironman Jeff Gordon Streaks Into Chicagoland

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jeff Gordon may be one of NASCAR’s elders, but he still has a pretty good memory. Like of the time he and Ricky Rudd almost threw down after a battle for the same piece of track near Turn 3 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Gordon, who will tie Rudd for Sprint Cup’s […]

Johnson Hopes Summertime Blues Are Over
Friday, Sep 18, 2015 – 9:41 | Comments Off on Johnson Hopes Summertime Blues Are Over
Johnson Hopes Summertime Blues Are Over

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jimmie Johnson was given an out during a break in Wednesday’s Sprint Cup Series open test at Kansas Speedway when he was asked his mediocre showings in races the last three months were the result of getting ready for the Chase playoffs.
The six-time Cup champ passed, […]

Keselowski Wants To Win His Way To Title No. 2
Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Keselowski Wants To Win His Way To Title No. 2
Keselowski Wants To Win His Way To Title No. 2

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – As a highly-paid NASCAR driver, Brad Keselowski knows when to pound the gas pedal, when to tap the brakes and when to get diplomatic. During a break in testing at Kansas Speedway on Wednesday, a question about the current Chase format sent the former Sprint Cup […]

Langdon’s Championship Hopes Rescued By Don Schumacher
Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 – 16:53 | One Comment
Langdon’s Championship Hopes Rescued By Don Schumacher

Earlier this week, it appeared that Shawn Langdon would be sitting out the six-race, championship-deciding NHRA Countdown playoff because his Alan Johnson Racing team had run low of operating capital.
But on Wednesday, Don Schumacher Racing came to the rescue.
DSR and AJR announced that former NHRA world champion Shawn Langdon will drive DSR’s Red Fuel Powered by […]

McMurray Finally Gets His Due
Sunday, Sep 13, 2015 – 9:00 | Comments Off on McMurray Finally Gets His Due
McMurray Finally Gets His Due

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As Jamie McMurray was pulling off his helmet and climbing out of his car in Victory Lane after winning at Charlotte in 2002 in just his second Sprint Cup start, NASCAR fans and competitors had to be thinking they were watching a star being born.
Young, good looking, contagious charm and […]

Kahne Sounding Oddly Meh On An All-Important Weekend
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 – 16:02 | Comments Off on Kahne Sounding Oddly Meh On An All-Important Weekend
Kahne Sounding Oddly Meh On An All-Important Weekend

Kasey Kahne swore on Friday that despite have a season that is sort of un-Kahne-like and definitely un-Hendrick Motorsports-like and absolutely in need of an 11th-hour miracle to salvage a playoff berth, everthing’s cool.
“I’ve been really calm,” Kahne said prior to the first practice of the weekend for Saturday night’s Chase to the Chase finale at […]

Mission Accomplished: Busch Bags A Berth
Monday, Sep 7, 2015 – 12:44 | Comments Off on Mission Accomplished: Busch Bags A Berth
Mission Accomplished: Busch Bags A Berth

Some notes and thoughts from Sunday night’s Southern 500 at what appeared to be a very fan-packed Darlington Raceway:
– Kyle Busch completed his Chase chase after finishing seventh at Darlington. The points he earned locked him in to the top 30 and, thus, enabled the Joe Gibbs Racing driver to meet the special playoff berth-securing […]

Hamlin Dominates Darlington XFINITY Race
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 – 7:00 | Comments Off on Hamlin Dominates Darlington XFINITY Race
Hamlin Dominates Darlington XFINITY Race

RacinToday.com
Denny Hamlin led 117 of 147 laps in winning Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at Darlington Raceway.
The win was Hamlin’s third of the season, his fourth at Darlington and the 20th of his career. All three of his victories this season have come from the pole.
Hamlin’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Kyle Busch finished second while a […]

Karam Seeing Psychologist In Wake Of Wilson Death
Friday, Aug 28, 2015 – 17:55 | Comments Off on Karam Seeing Psychologist In Wake Of Wilson Death
Karam Seeing Psychologist In Wake Of Wilson Death

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Sage Karam, the IndyCar Series driver whose car lost the debris that struck and killed fellow driver Justin Wilson last week at Pocono Raceway, told reporters on Friday that he has been seeing a psychologist because of the incident.
“I’ve been working with a psychologist this week,” Karam, who drives for […]

IndyCar’s Justin Wilson Dies From Head Injuries
Monday, Aug 24, 2015 – 20:19 | Comments Off on IndyCar’s Justin Wilson Dies From Head Injuries
IndyCar’s Justin Wilson Dies From Head Injuries

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
INDYCAR CEO Mark Miles announced Monday evening that IndyCar Series driver Justin Wilson has died from injuries suffered during Sunday’s race at Pocono Raceway.
The announcement was made during a press conference held in the media center at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The incident occurred when a piece of bodywork from the car […]