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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

Rosberg Wins In Monaco
Sunday, May 24, 2015 – 8:53 | No Comment
Rosberg Wins In Monaco

RacinToday.com
Nico Rosberg took the lead from Mercedes AMG teammate Lewis Hamilton when Hamliton pitted under safety car conditions with 11 laps to go and went on to win the Formula One Grand Prix of Monaco on Sunday.
Rosberg became just the fourth driver to win three in a row in the historic race through the streets […]

Late Charge Gives Austin Dillon XFINITY Win In Charlotte
Sunday, May 24, 2015 – 7:15 | No Comment
Late Charge Gives Austin Dillon XFINITY Win In Charlotte

NASCAR Wire Service
Polesitter Austin Dillon powered past Denny Hamlin on Lap 186 of 200 to win Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
At the end, Dillon was 2.692 seconds ahead of Hamlin, who had taken the lead during a restart on Lap 167 that saw Dillon fall back to fourth from the inside lane […]

Martin Should Be Elected To Hall On First Ballot
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 – 9:23 | One Comment
Martin Should Be Elected To Hall On First Ballot

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For the fourth year in a row, it appears that a first-ballot candidate will be elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame this year.
That will be the case, at least, if other voters feel the way I do and elect Mark Martin into the Hall.
Martin’s numbers and […]

Scott Dixon Drives To Pole Of 2015 Indianapolis 500
Sunday, May 17, 2015 – 16:54 | No Comment
Scott Dixon Drives To Pole Of 2015 Indianapolis 500

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Scott Dixon conquered strong gusting winds, a morning decision by INDYCAR officials to alter the specs of all cars and a field of 33 other drivers to win the pole for next Sunday’s 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Dixon went out early in the rain-delayed, one-and-only session and put down […]

Chevy Crashes Produce Rule Changes In Indy
Sunday, May 17, 2015 – 12:18 | No Comment
Chevy Crashes Produce Rule Changes In Indy

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A series of practice crashes which resulted in cars going airborne and flipping have spurred a series of changes for qualifying for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.
The crashes all involved Chevrolets using speedway aero kits.
On Sunday morning, in practice leading up to rain-delayed pole qualifying, Ed Carpenter’s Chevy […]

Kahne Reigns In Charlotte Truck Race
Saturday, May 16, 2015 – 7:28 | No Comment
Kahne Reigns In Charlotte Truck Race

Kasey Kahne continues to have the golden touch in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
Kahne bettered his record in a truck to 5 for 6 Friday night when he won the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motorspeedway.
Driving for Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s JR Motorsports, Kahne won a two-lap drag race against Erik Jones.
Kahne’s margin […]

Johnson Wins Mother’s Day Race In Kansas
Sunday, May 10, 2015 – 2:30 | Comments Off on Johnson Wins Mother’s Day Race In Kansas
Johnson Wins Mother’s Day Race In Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Thanks to a brief but wild Kansas spring storm and the long delay it produced, Jimmie Johnson on Sunday became the first Sprint Cup driver to win a race on Mother’s Day since 2007.
Johnson, who is pursuing a record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship this season, held off Kevin Harvick […]

Allmendinger Signs New Contract
Saturday, May 9, 2015 – 20:20 | Comments Off on Allmendinger Signs New Contract
Allmendinger Signs New Contract

By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – AJ Allmendinger knows where he’s going to be working for the next five years. It’s the same place he’s working now.
Allmendinger confirmed Saturday during a press conference at Kansas Speedway, site of Saturday night’s SpongeBob SquarePants 400, that he has signed a contract extension that will keep […]

Fuel-Crafty Crafton Win Kansas Truck Race
Saturday, May 9, 2015 – 7:58 | Comments Off on Fuel-Crafty Crafton Win Kansas Truck Race
Fuel-Crafty Crafton Win Kansas Truck Race

By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Matt Crafton didn’t have the fastest truck in Friday night’s Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway, but he had the best feel for fuel mileage and what his crew chief would call their lucky fuel cell. The result was Crafton’s seventh series career victory.
With truck after truck […]

Bowyer Gets Royal Treatment In Return Home
Friday, May 8, 2015 – 15:59 | Comments Off on Bowyer Gets Royal Treatment In Return Home
Bowyer Gets Royal Treatment In Return Home

By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – So, when is 95 miles per hour scarier than 200 mph? For Clint Bowyer it was when a very, very hard baseball came at him at 95 as he stood in a batter’s box at Kauffman Stadium earlier this week.
Bowyer, driver of the No. 15 Michael Waltrip […]