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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

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 […]

Chase Elliott Wins Pole For 2016 Daytona 500
Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 – 14:49 | Comments Off on Chase Elliott Wins Pole For 2016 Daytona 500
Chase Elliott Wins Pole For 2016 Daytona 500

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Chase Elliott will make his Sprint Cup race debut as driver of the iconic No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet from the pole position  next weekend’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
Elliott, a rookie taking over the seat of retired four-time Cup champions Jeff Gordon, won the pole
with a lap of […]

Hamlin Wins Unlimited Survival Test At Daytona
Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 – 8:31 | Comments Off on Hamlin Wins Unlimited Survival Test At Daytona
Hamlin Wins Unlimited Survival Test At Daytona

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Denny Hamlin lifted the lid on the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season by winning Saturday night’s crash-filled Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway.
It was the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s second victory in the event in three years and his third overall victory in the Unlimited, an annual exhibition race that features […]

New Boss At NHRA Talks About 2016 And Beyond
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 – 9:31 | 3 Comments
New Boss At NHRA Talks About 2016 And Beyond

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Year 1.5 of the Peter Clifford era of the Mello Yello NHRA drag racing series begins this weekend with the 56th running of the Circle K Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif. If Year 1 proves as significant as Year .5,  North American drag racing fans will be in […]

At Least One Cup Team Wearing Bronco Orange
Sunday, Feb 7, 2016 – 9:43 | Comments Off on At Least One Cup Team Wearing Bronco Orange
At Least One Cup Team Wearing Bronco Orange

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Following today’s 50th playing of the NFL’s Super Bowl, fans will be divided into two camps – the joyous versus the grieving. NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr., however, likely will find himself in a third camp – those relieved that the game is over.
An insider at Truex’s Furniture Row Racing […]

Derani’s Honda Ligier Pulls Away Late To Win 24
Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 – 14:51 | Comments Off on Derani’s Honda Ligier Pulls Away Late To Win 24
Derani’s Honda Ligier Pulls Away Late To Win 24

Add Honda and Ligier to the list of engines and cars that have claimed overall victories in the historic Rolex 24 sports car race at Daytona International Speedway.
And add the name of Luis Felipe “Pipo” Derani to the list of overall winning drivers to the list, as well.
Derani drove several key stints in the 2016 […]

Lots Of Wrappers Will Be Shucked At 2016 Rolex 24
Friday, Jan 29, 2016 – 18:03 | Comments Off on Lots Of Wrappers Will Be Shucked At 2016 Rolex 24
Lots Of Wrappers Will Be Shucked At 2016 Rolex 24

Looking for an adjective to describe the 2016 Rolex 24? “New” would do nicely. From regulations to drivers to the venue to the cars to the name of the series itself, new is what’s new at Daytona International Speedway this weekend.
The 54th running of the Rolex will begin Saturday afternoon and will feature a full field […]

Russians Conquer Soggy Track To Win Prototype Pole For The Rolex 24
Friday, Jan 29, 2016 – 8:11 | Comments Off on Russians Conquer Soggy Track To Win Prototype Pole For The Rolex 24
Russians Conquer Soggy Track To Win Prototype Pole For The Rolex 24

Russian IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin overcame extremely wet conditions to capture the Prototype class TOTAL Pole Award for the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona.
How we was the session? So wet that a pair of GT Le Mans class Porsches swept the overall pole and outside pole.
Aleshin ran a lap of 2:05.793 (101.882 mph) in the […]

C.J. Wilson Ready For Racing’s Season-Opener In Daytona
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016 – 16:38 | Comments Off on C.J. Wilson Ready For Racing’s Season-Opener In Daytona
C.J. Wilson Ready For Racing’s Season-Opener In Daytona

Major League pitcher C.J. Wilson has never been one to wake up in the middle of the night, glance over at the Little Ben clock on the night table and worry what his post-pro jock life would be like.
It would not play out in an office or as a hair-do television analyst. Wilson’s future, the Los […]

Scott Says New Team Capable Of Chasing Chase
Friday, Dec 11, 2015 – 14:19 | Comments Off on Scott Says New Team Capable Of Chasing Chase
Scott Says New Team Capable Of Chasing Chase

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Richard Petty Motorsports on Friday introduced Brian Scott as the replacement for  Sam Hornish Jr. as driver of its No. 9 Sprint Cup next season.
Scott, who has been racing full time for Richard Childress and Joe Gibbs Racing in the XFINITY Series since 2010, said the deal with RPM came […]