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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

All-Star Format Announced, Sort Of Explained
Friday, May 6, 2016 – 16:19 | Comments Off on All-Star Format Announced, Sort Of Explained
All-Star Format Announced, Sort Of Explained

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Time will tell if the format for this year’s All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway will be a big challenge for the teams and drivers competiing in it. But it’s obvious right now that the format is a big challenge for those seeking to understand it.
The […]

Bowyer Hopes His Interim Season Is Turning
Thursday, May 5, 2016 – 18:19 | Comments Off on Bowyer Hopes His Interim Season Is Turning
Bowyer Hopes His Interim Season Is Turning

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Those who tap into in-race radio communication know that Clint Bowyer has not been wonderfully delighted about driving for his Harry Scott-owned Sprint Cup team this year.
Nothing personal, Bowyer said Thursday. Just Bowyer being Bowyer.
“I think everybody knows me,” Bowyer said during an interview at Kansas […]

Talladega-Kansas Swap Highlights 2017 Schedule
Thursday, May 5, 2016 – 14:18 | Comments Off on Talladega-Kansas Swap Highlights 2017 Schedule
Talladega-Kansas Swap Highlights 2017 Schedule

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – NASCAR announced its 2017 schedules on Thursday and one particular feature of the Sprint Cup schedule will likely be greeted with joy by competitors but with dismay be fans.
Next year, the fall race at Talladega Superspeedway will swap dates with the race at Kansas Speedway. The […]

Keselowski Holds Off Wreck-Thinned Field At ‘Dega
Sunday, May 1, 2016 – 16:00 | One Comment
Keselowski Holds Off Wreck-Thinned Field At ‘Dega

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Brad Keselowski spent the last 30 or so laps of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway in the only safe place at the 2.66-mile oval – out front. And that’s where he sat at the end of the last lap as he won the crashfest at NASCAR biggest […]

Truex Jr. Is Comfortable In Rearranged Furniture
Friday, Apr 29, 2016 – 9:15 | Comments Off on Truex Jr. Is Comfortable In Rearranged Furniture
Truex Jr. Is Comfortable In Rearranged Furniture

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
SHAWNEE, Kan. – It was pre-Kansas Speedway-event media day at a local bowling alley Wednesday and Martin Truex Jr. was addressing the topics de jour in NASCAR with much more ease than he was picking up strikes and spares.
He cruised his way through questions about lug nuts, paybacks, aero packages […]

Richmond Finish Won’t Pollute Gibbs’ Chemistry
Monday, Apr 25, 2016 – 9:25 | Comments Off on Richmond Finish Won’t Pollute Gibbs’ Chemistry
Richmond Finish Won’t Pollute Gibbs’ Chemistry

Race teams, as do most other teams, meet and debrief in the days following the sporting events in which they were involved. This week’s meeting at Joe Gibbs Racing could be a beauty.
On the final lap of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series event at Richmond International Raceway, JGR driver Carl Edwards caught and pushed the race-leading […]

Edwards Bumps Way To Second Straight Win
Sunday, Apr 24, 2016 – 15:27 | Comments Off on Edwards Bumps Way To Second Straight Win
Edwards Bumps Way To Second Straight Win

By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Carl Edwards bumped teammate Kyle Busch out of the lead on the final lap and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
The victory was the second straight for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver. He led 151 laps Sunday, a week after winning Bristol.
“Kyle’s an […]

Pagenaud On Barber Pole
Saturday, Apr 23, 2016 – 17:38 | Comments Off on Pagenaud On Barber Pole
Pagenaud On Barber Pole

Points leader Simon Pagenaud of Team Penske won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.
Pagenaud, the winner at Long Beach last weekend, had a fast lap at 01:06.7262 (124.089 mph) at the 2.3-mile road circuit.
“It was awesome,” the Frenchman said. “The car was just incredible, the PPG Car, […]

Hamlin Explains Drivers Council Defense Of Stewart
Friday, Apr 22, 2016 – 15:01 | Comments Off on Hamlin Explains Drivers Council Defense Of Stewart
Hamlin Explains Drivers Council Defense Of Stewart

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
With hours of NASCAR’s decision Thursday to fine Sprint Cup driver/team co-owner Tony Stewart $35,000 for issuing strong opinions on the series’ policy on lugnut use, the NASCAR drivers council stepped forward and said it would help pay Stewart’s fine.
Acting as spokesperson for the Council – a nine-member panel representing […]

Tony Stewart To Return This Weekend; Can Race For Championship; Is Fined By NASCAR
Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 – 16:00 | Comments Off on Tony Stewart To Return This Weekend; Can Race For Championship; Is Fined By NASCAR
Tony Stewart To Return This Weekend; Can Race For Championship; Is Fined By NASCAR

Tony Stewart announced on his team’s Stewart-Haas Racing website Thursday that he has been cleared by doctors to return to driving duty and that he will return to a Sprint Cup cockpit at Richmond International Raceway this weekend.
NASCAR confirmed that Stewart has been cleared to drive and issued the following statement by Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR’s […]