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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

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
RacinToday.com
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; […]

Highs and Lows From Days And Nights At Daytona
Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 – 9:20 | One Comment
Highs and Lows From Days And Nights At Daytona

The days are long, the spring-break motels barnyard smelly, the traffic infuriating, the editors clueless, the food unhealthy and the work rooms crowded with flu-ridden and increasingly testy colleagues.
Boy, it’s tough not being in Daytona for Speedweeks this February simply because it’s, well, Daytona with cars on the track. Enough said.
Most memorable Speedweeks moments from […]

Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch Win Duels
Friday, Feb 19, 2016 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch Win Duels
Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch Win Duels

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
People’s choice Dale Earnhardt Jr. and defending Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch collected victories in Thursday night’s Can-Am Duel Qualifying Races at Daytona International Speedway.
The results of the two races sets starting grid for Sunday’s Daytona 500 at DIS.
In Duel No. 1, rookie Chase Elliott led the field to green […]

Biffle And Roush In Need Of The Big Turnaround
Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016 – 18:01 | Comments Off on Biffle And Roush In Need Of The Big Turnaround
Biffle And Roush In Need Of The Big Turnaround

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Speedweeks is a lot like spring training in baseball in that everybody at Daytona in early February is high on optimism. But, as with baseball, optimism in NASCAR comes a bit easier for some than it does for others.
If one were to go looking for a driver whom, above most […]

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 […]