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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

Barrichello Back For More In The WTR Corvette
Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 – 15:31 | Comments Off on Barrichello Back For More In The WTR Corvette
Barrichello Back For More In The WTR Corvette

During the half decade he spent driving for vaunted Ferrari in Formula One, Rubens Barrichello was clearly the team’s No. 2 driver; that just went along with the gig of being a teammate to Michael Schumacher during the German driver’s championship-dominating years.
Barrichello, however, was no mere water carrier for Schumacher and Ferrari. Dude could drive […]

Harvick Ekes Out Yet Another Victory In Arizona
Sunday, Mar 13, 2016 – 17:44 | Comments Off on Harvick Ekes Out Yet Another Victory In Arizona
Harvick Ekes Out Yet Another Victory In Arizona

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kevin Harvick continued to feast on the bright sunshine and low humidity of cactus-dotted Arizona on Sunday as he collected his eighth career win at Phoenix International Raceway.
The Stewart-Haas Racing driver has now won six of the last eight races at the Phoenix mile.
But the latest victory may have been […]

Keselowski Survives Windy One In Las Vegas
Sunday, Mar 6, 2016 – 19:18 | Comments Off on Keselowski Survives Windy One In Las Vegas
Keselowski Survives Windy One In Las Vegas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch for the lead with six laps to go and then sprinted away to get the victory in Sunday’s bizarre Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The victory was the first of the season for the Team Penske driver, the 18th of his career […]

Kurt Busch Wins Second Pole Of The Season
Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Wins Second Pole Of The Season
Kurt Busch Wins Second Pole Of The Season

By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
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Kurt Busch obviously felt right at home for Friday’s qualifying session for Sunday’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Yes, because he is a native of Las Vegas, but also because his car looked race-winnable in two of the three rounds of the qualifier.
Busch ran 196.238 mph (27.505 seconds) in […]

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
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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
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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
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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
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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; […]