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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

Haas F1 Team Has Rebounding On Its Mind
Friday, Mar 30, 2018 – 8:27 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Team Has Rebounding On Its Mind
Haas F1 Team Has Rebounding On Its Mind

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Basketball is not the only sport in which rebounding is important. It can be in auto racing as well and it will be for the Haas F1 Team this weekend in Bahrain.
Last weekend in Australia, the America-based team was enjoying the most heady couple of days in the team’s 42-race […]

And Now NASCAR Fans, Heeere’s Clint!
Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018 – 7:02 | Comments Off on And Now NASCAR Fans, Heeere’s Clint!
And Now NASCAR Fans, Heeere’s Clint!

It was about 15 years ago and Clint Bowyer was sitting at a table in one of Kansas City’s hippest restaurants located in one of the hippest sections of town. He was dressed exactly in keeping with what he was; the son of a tow track driver who himself had worked, until very recently, in […]

Miscues Cost Haas In F1 Opener
Sunday, Mar 25, 2018 – 13:13 | Comments Off on Miscues Cost Haas In F1 Opener
Miscues Cost Haas In F1 Opener

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Formula One season-opening Australian Grand Prix was shaping up as historic for the America-based Haas F1 Team as the race neared its half-way point. Then, disaster struck, leaving Gene Haas’s organization wondering how things could go so disappointingly bad.
The Haas team, with drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen teaming […]

Martinsville Cup Race Moved To Monday Afternoon
Sunday, Mar 25, 2018 – 8:42 | One Comment
Martinsville Cup Race Moved To Monday Afternoon

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
All activity at Martinsville Speedway for Sunday, March 25, has been postponed until Monday because of rainy and snowy weather.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race is scheduled for 11 a.m. EST on Monday, followed by the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at 2 p.m. EST.”
Both races will be broadcast on FS1, MRN […]

The Current Stars And Cars Of NASCAR Just Do Not Inspire
Friday, Mar 23, 2018 – 8:58 | One Comment
The Current Stars And Cars Of NASCAR Just Do Not Inspire

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In a perfect world, spectator sports would be comprised of great competition and salable personalities – i.e., stars. When auto racing is the spectator sport being discussed, you can add cool vehicles to the cocktail.
And therein resides some serious problems for NASCAR in 2018.
The cars being put onto NASCAR tracks […]

Formula E Issues Di Grassi A Binding Penalty
Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 – 14:55 | Comments Off on Formula E Issues Di Grassi A Binding Penalty
Formula E Issues Di Grassi A Binding Penalty

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Some short takes from a great weekend of racing – the non-NASCAR version:
– Consider this first entry is a brief. Or is it a boxer?
Lucas di Grassi placed second in Saturday’s Formula E race but failed post-race inspection. Not for his driving or his car, but for his underwear.
“After checking […]

Vautier Puts Cadillac On Sebring Pole
Friday, Mar 16, 2018 – 18:16 | Comments Off on Vautier Puts Cadillac On Sebring Pole
Vautier Puts Cadillac On Sebring Pole

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Tristan Vautier will start the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring race on Saturday from the pole in the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R.
His lap of 1:47.432 seconds (125.326 mph) was 0.160 seconds ahead of Olivier Pla in the No. 2 Tequila Patrón ESM Nissan DPi.
Ricky Taylor […]

Penske Hoping His Acuras Will Take Next Step This Weekend In Sebring
Friday, Mar 16, 2018 – 9:14 | Comments Off on Penske Hoping His Acuras Will Take Next Step This Weekend In Sebring
Penske Hoping His Acuras Will Take Next Step This Weekend In Sebring

When Roger Penske announced last July that he would return to sports car racing and field a prototype team in 2018, it was great news for the IMSA WeatherTech Series but ominous news for those would would have to compete against Team Penske.
Everybody in the racing world knows that when “The Captain” takes on a […]

Harvick Looks Good, Sounds Classless
Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 – 15:05 | Comments Off on Harvick Looks Good, Sounds Classless
Harvick Looks Good, Sounds Classless

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A couple of critical takes from the past weekend of racing:
– Kevin Harvick is having one of those years. A good driver on a great team that seems to be the first to figure out the 2018 version of NASCAR’s constantly evolving way of doing business in the 21st Century.
As […]

Late Crash Gives Bourdais IndyCar Series Victory In St. Petersburg
Sunday, Mar 11, 2018 – 14:16 | Comments Off on Late Crash Gives Bourdais IndyCar Series Victory In St. Petersburg
Late Crash Gives Bourdais IndyCar Series Victory In St. Petersburg

Sebastien Bourdais took the lead when race-leader Robert Wickens was wrecked by second-place Alexander Rossi just in front of him after a restart with two laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s season-opener on the street circuit in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Bourdais, a St. Pete resident driving a Honda for Dale Coyne Racing with […]