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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

Stewart: Driver Death ‘Will Affect My Life Forever’
Friday, Aug 29, 2014 – 12:27 | No Comment
Stewart: Driver Death ‘Will Affect My Life Forever’

A visibly shaken Tony Stewart addressed the media on Friday for the first time since he was involved in a sprint car race incident which claimed the life of 20-year-old driver Kevin Ward Jr. at a dirt track in New York state.
Stewart read a prepared statement during a press conference in the media center at [...]

Stewart Returns To Cup Ride At Atlanta
Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 – 15:42 | One Comment
Stewart Returns To Cup Ride At Atlanta

Sprint Cup driver Tony Stewart will be back in the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, a spokesman for Stewart said Thursday.
Stewart’s ride at Atlanta will mark his first start since Aug. 3 at Pocono Raceway.
Stewart sat out the past three races at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, Michigan International Speedway [...]

Schumacher Going For Big History At The “Big Go”
Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 – 12:25 | No Comment
Schumacher Going For Big History At The “Big Go”

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
All motor sports series seem to have that one event on their calendar that for competitors holds as much – or more – importance than a season championship. That’s certainly true in the NHRA where the U.S. Nationals stands as an event which produces as much emotion in competitors as [...]

NASCAR Pulls Wraps Off Of 2015 Schedule
Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 – 16:33 | No Comment
NASCAR Pulls Wraps Off Of 2015 Schedule

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
There were no bombshells when NASCAR unveiled its 2015 schedule on Tuesday – much to the dismay of those who wanted a road race in the Chase –but there was a cherry bomb or two.
On the move again, is the Cup date at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Moved to Labor Day [...]

Stewart To Sit Out Bristol
Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 – 16:16 | No Comment
Stewart To Sit Out Bristol

A still grieving Tony Stewart has decided not to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Veteran driver Jeff Burton, a winner of 21 Sprint Cup races, will pilot the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing in place of Stewart for the second straight [...]

Gordon’s Restarted Career Continues At MIS
Sunday, Aug 17, 2014 – 15:27 | Comments Off
Gordon’s Restarted Career Continues At MIS

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Last January, during the annual Sprint Cup Series media tour in North Carolina, Jeff Gordon talked at length about the trouble he has been having with restarts during the double-file restart era. On Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, however, it was a perfect restart with 17 laps to go that [...]

‘Slumps’ Nothing New To Johnson’s Title Runs
Sunday, Aug 17, 2014 – 8:48 | Comments Off
‘Slumps’ Nothing New To Johnson’s Title Runs

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Seems you couldn’t really be considered a legit reporter or editor this week if you weren’t writing about Jimmie Johnson’s rare slump. The thing is, the kind of “slump” that Johnson is going through in Sprint Cup right now is not rare. Not even close, and not even during his [...]

Penske’s Power Lead Qualifying In Milwaukee
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 – 19:01 | Comments Off
Penske’s Power Lead Qualifying In Milwaukee

Will Power, looking to gain momentum in his bid to win the 2014 IndyCar Series championship, won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s race at the Milwaukee Mile.
Team Penske’s Power won the pole at the historic flat track with a lap at 169.262 mph.
“I think I have three (poles) this year,” Power said, “but just [...]

Allmendinger Berth: Good Or Bad For Chase?
Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 – 8:44 | 4 Comments
Allmendinger Berth: Good Or Bad For Chase?

AJ Allmendinger and his relatively tiny JTG/Daugherty Racing team won Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International and immediately became a virtual lock to earn one of 16 berths in the series’ playoffs.
Is that a positive asset of the new Chase system, or one of its flaws?
By most measures, Allmendinger’s run to victory at [...]

Allmendinger Wins The Glen, Likely Chase Berth
Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 – 16:47 | Comments Off
Allmendinger Wins The Glen, Likely Chase Berth

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Two of NASCAR’s best road course wheelmen duked it out for both the race victory and a berth in the Chase over the final laps of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at the Watkins Glen International road course.
When the checkered flag finally fell, putting an end to the race and gripping [...]