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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.

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Pedley: Doping Out Week 2 Of NHRA Season
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 – 8:17 | Comments Off on Pedley: Doping Out Week 2 Of NHRA Season
Pedley: Doping Out Week 2 Of NHRA Season

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Looking back the weekend’s NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway , the view from here indicates that:
– Matt Hagan maybe suffering a bit of post-championship hangover.
Hagan, who won the 2011 Funny Car championship for Don Schumacher Racing, lost in the first round of eliminations and finished 12th in the season-opening […]

Dollansky, Schatz Bring End To UNOH DIRTcar Nationals
Monday, Feb 20, 2012 – 8:48 | Comments Off on Dollansky, Schatz Bring End To UNOH DIRTcar Nationals

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Craig Dollansky capped a World of Outlaws doubleheader on Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., by outlasting Donny Schatz, who started on the pole and had won every race he had been in all day.
Schatz claimed the afternoon feature, which had been delayed since Friday because of rain.
It was also the final event […]

Carl Edwards To Start The 500 From The Pole
Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 – 15:36 | One Comment
Carl Edwards To Start The 500 From The Pole

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Carl Edwards went out early in Sunday’s qualifying session for next Sunday’s Daytona 500 and he went out fast. So fast that none of the 44 drivers who followed him onto the track at Daytona International Speedway could better his speed.
As a result, Edwards will start NASCAR’s biggest race from […]

Kyle Busch, Tandem Haters Win Bud Shootout
Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 – 10:34 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch, Tandem Haters Win Bud Shootout
Kyle Busch, Tandem Haters Win Bud Shootout

Kyle Busch passed Tony Stewart heading to the finish line on the final lap and went on to win the Budweiser Shootout exhibition race for Sprint Cup cars at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday night.
The margin of victory was the narrowest in Shootout history – .013 seconds.
It was Busch’s first Shootout win and it came […]

Lasoski Wins Again At Volusia
Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 – 10:01 | Comments Off on Lasoski Wins Again At Volusia

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It’s been quite a week for sprint car driver Danny Lasoski in Florida.
He picked up two big victories during the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals present by Summit Racing at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, with the second one coming Saturday night. That second victory came in the first World of Outlaws race of the season.
“We had […]

Forces Will Work Against Each Other Today In Arizona
Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 – 9:27 | Comments Off on Forces Will Work Against Each Other Today In Arizona
Forces Will Work Against Each Other Today In Arizona

A couple of weeks ago, NHRA team-owner John Force, a man synonymous with racing Funny Cars, talked about his thought process pertaining to the decision to begin working on dragster.
A big reason for his interest, he said, was that he already had four Funny Cars on the track every weekend and that meant big odds […]

Shootout Should Be Informative, Entertaining
Saturday, Feb 18, 2012 – 13:24 | Comments Off on Shootout Should Be Informative, Entertaining
Shootout Should Be Informative, Entertaining

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Budweiser Shootout is not really one of those events that prompts people to hold watch parties. It’s main allure has been that it kind of, sort of kicks off the new NASCAR season.
It’s been kind of a meet-and-greet from afar for fans and competitors.
It’s featured confusing, revolving entry criteria, […]

Pedley: A 500 Win Makes Stewart A First-Ballot Pick
Friday, Feb 17, 2012 – 11:06 | Comments Off on Pedley: A 500 Win Makes Stewart A First-Ballot Pick
Pedley: A 500 Win Makes Stewart A First-Ballot Pick

Tony Stewart is, right now, just one race victory away from being worthy of election to the NASCAR Hall of Fame the first time he becomes eligible.
And he could get that one victory next Sunday in the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
Stewart’s NASCAR resume is eerily quiet for a guy who can be so […]

They’re Talking Racin’ Today Down In Daytona
Thursday, Feb 16, 2012 – 10:45 | Comments Off on They’re Talking Racin’ Today Down In Daytona
They’re Talking Racin’ Today Down In Daytona

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Media Day for Speedweeks is off and running in Daytona Beach today. Most of the top drivers in the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Trucks series are sitting down for, and putting up with, questions from media members.
Here are some questions and answers from the interview sessions:
Dale Earnhardt Jr., […]

Lucas Oil Adds Pro Stocker Brogdon
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 – 17:15 | Comments Off on Lucas Oil Adds Pro Stocker Brogdon
Lucas Oil Adds Pro Stocker Brogdon

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Lucas Oil’s NHRA organization has added Pro Stock driver Rodger Brogdon and his MAVTV/Lucas Oil/Charter Communications Pontiac GXP.
“It’s very exciting for us to be joining with Forrest, Charlotte and Morgan Lucas,” Brogdon said. “They are such a great family and the support and love they’ve shown for drag racing is tremendous. It’s an honor.”
Partnering with […]