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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

Neff Tunes, Drives His Way To Top In NHRA
Saturday, May 21, 2011 – 14:27 | Comments Off on Neff Tunes, Drives His Way To Top In NHRA
Neff Tunes, Drives His Way To Top In NHRA

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Topeka, Kan. – The economic times were frightening a couple years back. Nobody went unaffected and virtually nobody’s lives were stable. In auto racing, sponsorship money was flowing out of the sport like tides out of the Bay of Fundy.
And there, standing in the middle of it, was NHRA driver […]

Tonight; Out Of The Pits And Into The Spotlight
Thursday, May 19, 2011 – 7:58 | Comments Off on Tonight; Out Of The Pits And Into The Spotlight
Tonight; Out Of The Pits And Into The Spotlight

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A couple of years ago, tension ran high between young driver Denny Hamlin and his Joe Gibbs Racing over-the-wall gang. Hamlin had more talent than tact and it resulted in some regrettable over-the-radio chatter.
A year ago, any lingering wounds were healed when Hamlin’s team competed in the NASCAR Sprint Pit […]

Race Day: So What’s Up With Wreck-And-Ring?
Sunday, May 15, 2011 – 9:13 | One Comment
Race Day: So What’s Up With Wreck-And-Ring?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The cell phone thing is out of control. And not just with teen-agers, multi-tasking morons on the highway and bin Laden. They’ve become thumb-sucking tics for Americans of all ilks this century.
They’re even big in NASCAR, where they’re used as basic communication, for sure, but also as peace pipes.
They are […]

Edwards Survives Late Metal Storm At Dover
Sunday, May 15, 2011 – 7:16 | Comments Off on Edwards Survives Late Metal Storm At Dover
Edwards Survives Late Metal Storm At Dover

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Carl Edwards survived a wild final-lap wreck to win the rain-plagued 5-Hour Energy 200 Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway on Saturday afternoon.
It was Edwards’ third victory of the season. It was a victory he was too shook up about to celebrate with his signature back flip.
Kyle Busch finished […]

Force Secures Funny Car Pole, In Atlanta
Saturday, May 14, 2011 – 18:38 | Comments Off on Force Secures Funny Car Pole, In Atlanta
Force Secures Funny Car Pole, In Atlanta

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John Force tied NHRA Pro Stock Legend Warren Johnson for the most No. 1 qualifiers in NHRA history as qualifying came to an end Saturday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Spencer Massey, Mike Edwards and LE Tonglet also earned the top spots in their respective categories at the sixth of […]

Pedley: ‘It’ Is Dividing The NASCAR Garages
Saturday, May 14, 2011 – 8:58 | One Comment
Pedley: ‘It’ Is Dividing The NASCAR Garages

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It became pretty obvious after Friday’s round of press conferences at Dover that the most famous words in NASCAR – and I’m not referring here to “Drivers, start your engines” –
are, in the minds of some, followed by a question.
The question being, “Have at what?”
It was a question which has […]

Force No. 1 In Atlanta
Friday, May 13, 2011 – 21:03 | Comments Off on Force No. 1 In Atlanta
Force No. 1 In Atlanta

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John Force grabbed the provisional No. 1 qualifying spot in Funny Car at the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Summer Nationals in Atlanta.
Force is a seven-time winner at Atlanta Dragway.
Also grabbing top qualifying spots were Spencer Massey in Top Fuel, Mike Edwards in Pro Stock and Eddie Krawiec in Pro Stock Motor Cycle.
Two more rounds of […]

Busch Wins Truck Series Race In Dover
Friday, May 13, 2011 – 18:26 | Comments Off on Busch Wins Truck Series Race In Dover
Busch Wins Truck Series Race In Dover

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Kyle Busch won Friday afternoon’s Lucas Oil 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway.
The victory was his 96th in a national NASCAR  series race.
Cole Whitt was second.
Third was Matt Crafton, who took over the series points lead.
Austin Dillon was fourth and Kevin Harvick fifth.
Busch got the victory when Nelson Piquet Jr. and […]

Marks Wins Truck Pole
Friday, May 13, 2011 – 10:06 | Comments Off on Marks Wins Truck Pole
Marks Wins Truck Pole

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Justin Marks was the winner of the pole for Friday afternoon’s Lucas Oil 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway.
Marks’ fast lap was at 156.924 mph. It gave him his second career pole.
Second fastest in the qualifying session was Sprint Cup regular Kevin Harvick, who had a fast lap at 156.338 mph.
Third […]

Furniture Row Racing Has Overcome Mountains
Thursday, May 12, 2011 – 11:57 | 2 Comments
Furniture Row Racing Has Overcome Mountains

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A weekend of goosebumps turned into a weekday of goosebumps for Furniture Row Racing general manager Joe Garone when got back to Denver from Darlington earlier this week.
The second set of goosebumps came courtesy of a local Denver news radio station. The announcer talked about Furniture Row’s Sprint Cup victory […]