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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

Johnson Meets Up With The Intimidator In Atlanta
Monday, Feb 29, 2016 – 10:07 | Comments Off on Johnson Meets Up With The Intimidator In Atlanta
Johnson Meets Up With The Intimidator In Atlanta

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Regrettably, Jimmie Johnson said Sunday afternoon, there will always be one goal in racing that he will never accomplish: The six-time Sprint Cup champion will never be able to say he raced against Dale Earnhardt.
But after taking the checkered flag to win at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday, Johnson let the […]

Kyle Busch Edges Big Brother For Pole At Atlanta But Then Fails Inspection
Friday, Feb 26, 2016 – 18:47 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Edges Big Brother For Pole At Atlanta But Then Fails Inspection
Kyle Busch Edges Big Brother For Pole At Atlanta But Then Fails Inspection

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch seemingly knocked older brother Kurt Busch off the pole with a minute and 20 seconds left in the third and final session of Friday’s qualifying event for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
But after Kyle failed a post race inspection, Kurt was awarded the pole.
“Real […]

Big News Of Week Left Many People Wondering
Friday, Feb 26, 2016 – 18:15 | One Comment
Big News Of Week Left Many People Wondering

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
When it was announced this week that Stewart-Haas Racing would sever ties with Chevrolet and campaign Fords next season, a lot of people openly questioned whether or not SHR would continue to get top-shelf pieces and support from current supplier Hendrick Motorsports for the rest of this season.
Jimmie Johnson, the lead […]

Nominees For Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016 Unveiled
Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016 – 18:24 | One Comment
Nominees For Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016 Unveiled

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Legendary engine builders, crew chiefs, owners, drivers and the most recognizable voice in motorsports. The talents, eras and levels may differ, but all share a common thread: They shaped NASCAR, and on Wednesday, they were recognized as nominees for the highest honor the sport bestows – enshrinement into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
NASCAR today announced the […]

Stewart-Haas Moving To Ford
Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016 – 9:22 | Comments Off on Stewart-Haas Moving To Ford
Stewart-Haas Moving To Ford

Citing a desire to build its own chassis, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Wednesday that it bolt from its alliance with Hendrick Motorsports and Chevrolet beginning next year.
Ford Performance announced that Stewart-Haas will switch to Ford as its auto manufacturer starting with the 2017 NASCAR season.
The multiyear agreement means that, beginning with Daytona Speedweeks in February 2017, […]

The Switcharoo Could Be Big For Truex, FRR
Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016 – 9:12 | Comments Off on The Switcharoo Could Be Big For Truex, FRR
The Switcharoo Could Be Big For Truex, FRR

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The news that Furniture Row Racing would switch from Chevrolet to Toyota in 2016 was a bit like the news that Team Penske would switch from Dodge to Ford after the 2012 season: Both teams were coming off best-ever seasons only to celebrate by switching manufacturers. Both prompted the question; […]

Highs and Lows From Days And Nights At Daytona
Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 – 9:20 | One Comment
Highs and Lows From Days And Nights At Daytona

The days are long, the spring-break motels barnyard smelly, the traffic infuriating, the editors clueless, the food unhealthy and the work rooms crowded with flu-ridden and increasingly testy colleagues.
Boy, it’s tough not being in Daytona for Speedweeks this February simply because it’s, well, Daytona with cars on the track. Enough said.
Most memorable Speedweeks moments from […]

Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch Win Duels
Friday, Feb 19, 2016 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch Win Duels
Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch Win Duels

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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People’s choice Dale Earnhardt Jr. and defending Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch collected victories in Thursday night’s Can-Am Duel Qualifying Races at Daytona International Speedway.
The results of the two races sets starting grid for Sunday’s Daytona 500 at DIS.
In Duel No. 1, rookie Chase Elliott led the field to green […]

Biffle And Roush In Need Of The Big Turnaround
Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016 – 18:01 | Comments Off on Biffle And Roush In Need Of The Big Turnaround
Biffle And Roush In Need Of The Big Turnaround

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Speedweeks is a lot like spring training in baseball in that everybody at Daytona in early February is high on optimism. But, as with baseball, optimism in NASCAR comes a bit easier for some than it does for others.
If one were to go looking for a driver whom, above most […]

Kenseth Sounds Ready To Get Back To Winning
Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 – 20:43 | Comments Off on Kenseth Sounds Ready To Get Back To Winning
Kenseth Sounds Ready To Get Back To Winning

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Because he has this refreshing proclivity to ignore the race car-driver code of issuing only sanitized, nicey-nice quotes to the media, Matt Kenseth can be a weird cat to interview. Often, what comes out of his mouth can be downright disarming: Is he pulling your leg or pushing his true […]