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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

Kyle Busch Comes On Late To Beat Kenseth In XFINITY Race In Kansas
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 – 18:16 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Comes On Late To Beat Kenseth In XFINITY Race In Kansas
Kyle Busch Comes On Late To Beat Kenseth In XFINITY Race In Kansas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch once called Kansas Speedway his worst track. That assertion, it must be pointed out, came on a Sunday. On Saturday’s the 1.5-mile oval has been quite pleasant for the Las Vegas native.
It was again on this Saturday as Busch survived a early-race speeding penalty and then a fender […]

Truex Jr. Carrying The Colors For Little Guys
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 – 8:46 | One Comment
Truex Jr. Carrying The Colors For Little Guys

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – When you talk to NASCAR old-schoolers, and they begin to tick off the reasons why the sport no longer holds the same allure for them and why they have a tough time finding a rooting interest in the Sprint Cup Series, the conversation often turns to […]

Worsham’s Hot Streak Continues in Texas
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 – 7:16 | Comments Off on Worsham’s Hot Streak Continues in Texas
Worsham’s Hot Streak Continues in Texas

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Funny Car points leader Del Worsham reset the track record in elapsed time en route to the qualifying lead Friday at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
Dave Connolly (Top Fuel), Jonathan Gray (Pro Stock) and Karen Stoffer (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the 22nd of 24 events in the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello […]

Keselowski Gets Good Chase News By Winning Kansas Pole
Friday, Oct 16, 2015 – 18:35 | Comments Off on Keselowski Gets Good Chase News By Winning Kansas Pole
Keselowski Gets Good Chase News By Winning Kansas Pole

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Brad Keselowski moved from back to pretty near the front burner in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship during on Friday’s qualifying session at Kansas Speedway.
The Team Penske driver, who has been suffering from negative yawn factor in the first two rounds of the the […]

Logano Enjoying Life On Easy Street – For Now
Friday, Oct 16, 2015 – 12:54 | Comments Off on Logano Enjoying Life On Easy Street – For Now
Logano Enjoying Life On Easy Street – For Now

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Somebody may chase down and tackle somebody else in the garage area after this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway. Somebody may give somebody else a savage shove to the chest in the motorhome lot late Sunday afternoon. But from the sound of it, Joey Logano won’t be doing any […]

Harvick Wins Dover; Overcomes Two Ugly Finishes
Sunday, Oct 4, 2015 – 17:19 | Comments Off on Harvick Wins Dover; Overcomes Two Ugly Finishes
Harvick Wins Dover; Overcomes Two Ugly Finishes

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kevin Harvick and his Stewart-Haas Racing team avoided the mistakes they made in the first two races of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship and logged a dominating victory in the third.
Harvick, who led all but 42 of 400 laps, won Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway and in doing […]

Rain Puts Kenseth On Cup Pole In Dover
Saturday, Oct 3, 2015 – 8:03 | Comments Off on Rain Puts Kenseth On Cup Pole In Dover
Rain Puts Kenseth On Cup Pole In Dover

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
DOVER, Del. – A hard, steady rain at Dover International Speedway made Matt Kenseth’s life easier—and Kevin Harvick’s challenge even more difficult than it otherwise might have been.
With a massive East Coast storm forcing cancellation of all of Friday’s track activity at the Monster Mile, including NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying, […]

Q&A: Harvick Talks About Fuel Problems And Chase Pressures
Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 – 14:59 | Comments Off on Q&A: Harvick Talks About Fuel Problems And Chase Pressures
Q&A: Harvick Talks About Fuel Problems And Chase Pressures

Kevin Harvick, who has suffered back-to-back lousy finishes in the first round of the 16-driver, 10-race, elimination-format Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship this year, was the guest on NASCAR’s weekly media teleconference.
Harvick, who crashed in the first Chase race and ran out of fuel with three laps to go in the second, left the […]

Stewart To Exit Driver’s Seat After 2016 Cup Season
Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 – 13:22 | One Comment
Stewart To Exit Driver’s Seat After 2016 Cup Season

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Three-time champion Tony Stewart sounded anything but downhearted in announcing on Wednesday that he will retire from driving Sprint Cup cars following the 2016 season. In fact, during a teleconference with the media,  Stewart was upbeat to the point of sounding like a standup comic.
Seriously.
Stewart, 44, joked about everything from […]

Kenseth Wins Loudon As Harvick Runs Out Of Fuel
Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 – 16:32 | Comments Off on Kenseth Wins Loudon As Harvick Runs Out Of Fuel
Kenseth Wins Loudon As Harvick Runs Out Of Fuel

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Matt Kenseth passed the fuel-starved car of Kevin Harvick with two laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s Race No. 2 of the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoff at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The victory – his fifth of the year – sends the Joe Gibbs […]