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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. Pedley has spent the last 10 years covering auto racing for the Kansas City Star.

Articles by Jim Pedley

Busch Returns To The Top With Richmond Win
Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 – 15:30 | No Comment
Busch Returns To The Top With Richmond Win

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Kurt Busch, who was suspended by NASCAR for the first three Sprint Cup Series races of the season, bounced all the way back on Sunday as he won the rain-delayed Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
The victory was the first in over a year for Busch and his second since joining Stewart-Haas Racing prior […]

Kennedy Could Be Racing His Way To The Top
Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 – 17:26 | No Comment
Kennedy Could Be Racing His Way To The Top

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It’s mid-afternoon at a food bank located on the economically challenged east side of Kansas City and bags and boxes are efficiently and quickly being stuffed with things like canned spaghetti and sliced peaches.
It’s an unlikely spot to find the 20-something man who some day just […]

Dixon Comes Alive, Wins In Long Beach
Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 – 18:28 | No Comment
Dixon Comes Alive, Wins In Long Beach

Scott Dixon, all but irrelevant in the first two races of the current IndyCar Series season, looked like a candidate to win the 2015 championship in race No. 3.
Dixon moved to the lead during a pitting sequence with just under 30 laps recorded in the race, and from there drove to an easy victory in […]

Taylor Brothers Win From Pole In Long Beach
Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 – 7:51 | No Comment
Taylor Brothers Win From Pole In Long Beach

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jordan and Ricky Taylor of Wayne Taylor Racing drove the No. 10 Corvette Prototype to victory in the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase at the Long Beach street circuit on Saturday.
Jordan Taylor held off  Joey Hand in the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Ford EcoBoost/Riley to win by […]

Kyle Busch Talks About His Wreck And Future
Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 – 17:31 | No Comment
Kyle Busch Talks About His Wreck And Future

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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During the season-opening NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway in February, the car driven by Kyle Busch left the track, blew through the infield grass and smashed hard into an unprotected concrete wall.
Busch was helped from the car by safety personnel but it was obvious from the agony […]

Montoya Leads Penske Parade In Season-Opening IndyCar Event
Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 – 17:03 | Comments Off on Montoya Leads Penske Parade In Season-Opening IndyCar Event
Montoya Leads Penske Parade In Season-Opening IndyCar Event

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Juan Pablo Montoya stripped the lead from Team Penske teammate Will Power during a green flag pitting sequence with just under 30 laps to go and then led the rest of the way to win the season-opening Verizon IndyCar Series race in St. Petersburg, Fla.
“Today was a good day […]

Power Claims Pole In St. Pete
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 – 17:21 | Comments Off on Power Claims Pole In St. Pete
Power Claims Pole In St. Pete

Defending champion Will Power opened the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series by winning the pole for Sunday’s race in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The Team Penske driver earned the pole by breaking the 13-year-old track record with a lap of 1:00:6509 seconds in the second session on Saturday.
Power will be seeking his third career win at St. Petersburg […]

Keselowski’s Late Pass Is A Winner In Fontana
Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 – 18:03 | Comments Off on Keselowski’s Late Pass Is A Winner In Fontana
Keselowski’s Late Pass Is A Winner In Fontana

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Brad Keselowski passed Kurt Busch for the lead after a second green/white/checkered restart and drove away to victory in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Keselowski led just the one lap in the race, which was scheduled for 400 laps but ended up going 209.
It […]

Corvettes Dominate The Half Day At Sebring
Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 – 7:07 | Comments Off on Corvettes Dominate The Half Day At Sebring
Corvettes Dominate The Half Day At Sebring

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Corvette Daytona Prototypes swept the podium in the 63rd running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday. Very fitting for a race that came 50 years after Jim Hall and Hal Sharp drove the iconic Chevrolet-powered Chaparral 2 to victory at Sebring in 1965.
Getting the overall victory […]

Pla Puts Krohn Legier On Sebring Pole
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 – 8:27 | Comments Off on Pla Puts Krohn Legier On Sebring Pole
Pla Puts Krohn Legier On Sebring Pole

Last season, Ligier burst onto the Tudor United SportsCar Champion series scene with a fair-sized bang. A big enough bang, at least, to convince Krohn Racing owner Tracy Krohn to field a Judd-powered Ligier for the 2015 IMSA seasaon.
On Friday, Krohn’s belief in the Ligier JS P2 car was vindicated when Olivier Pla drove the […]