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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

Power Claims Pole In St. Pete
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 – 17:21 | No Comment
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 | No Comment
Keselowski’s Late Pass Is A Winner In Fontana

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
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 | No Comment
Corvettes Dominate The Half Day At Sebring

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
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 | No Comment
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 [...]

Taylor Racing Needs Concrete Results At Sebring
Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 – 15:05 | No Comment
Taylor Racing Needs Concrete Results At Sebring

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Team owner Wayne Taylor of Wayne Taylor Racing was looking to make a statement in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship race at Daytona in January. Just not the kind of statement he ended up making. Make that, a statement he ended up issuing.
Taylor, whose Daytona Prototype Corvette dominated a large [...]

Harvick Fuels Hot Start With Phoenix Pole
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 – 4:50 | Comments Off
Harvick Fuels Hot Start With Phoenix Pole

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kevin Harvick says he has some great memories of Phoenix International Raceway. He added one more on Friday when he won the pole for Sunday’s Camping World.com 500 Sprint Cup race at the quirky track in the desert.
“This is a pretty special place,” Harvick, a native of neighboring Southern California, [...]

Kurt Busch’s Suspension Lifted
Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 – 11:37 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch’s Suspension Lifted

Sprint Cup’s Kurt Busch moved a step closer to a return to racing on Wednesday.
NASCAR announced Wednesday that, effectively immediately, the indefinite suspension of the Stewart-Haas Racing driver has been lifted.
NASCAR’s statement on the situation read, in part: “Kurt Busch is eligible to return to NASCAR racing under indefinite probation subject to additional mandatory requirements [...]

New Rules Produce Familiar Result At Atlanta
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 – 9:20 | Comments Off
New Rules Produce Familiar Result At Atlanta

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It was 10 years ago that Brian France summoned a small group of reporters to the NASCAR hauler in the infield of Kansas Speedway to talk about the future of Sprint Cup Series machinery. The centerpiece of the CEO/Chairman of the Board’s talk in that cramped, quiet office that day [...]

Johnson’s Late Charge Gives Him Atlanta Victory
Sunday, Mar 1, 2015 – 18:12 | Comments Off
Johnson’s Late Charge Gives Him Atlanta Victory

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jimmie Johnson survived an explosion of late-race cautions and restarts to win Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The victory was the 71st of the six-time champion’s career and came in start No. 473.
Johnson, who didn’t pick up a victory in 2014 until the fourth month of [...]

Logano Wins Pole; Others Rant At Inspections
Friday, Feb 27, 2015 – 19:44 | Comments Off
Logano Wins Pole; Others Rant At Inspections

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Qualifying almost always results in one driver being happy and all others being disappointed. Following Friday’s Sprint Cup time trials at Atlanta Motor Speedway, one driver emerged happy and a bunch of others were beyond furious.
The happy dude was Joey Logano, the winner of last weekend’s Daytona 500, who won [...]