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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.

Articles by Jim Pedley

Bowyer’s Fate In One Man’s Hands
Wednesday, Sep 29, 2010 – 17:47 | 2 Comments
Bowyer’s Fate In One Man’s Hands

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Clint Bowyer’s hopes to remain alive in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship now rest in the hands of John Middlebrook, a former executive at General Motors who is now the chief appellate officer for matters concerning NASCAR penalties.
And those hopes appear slim because appeals to the the chief […]

Kansas Has Bit Stewart; Stewart Has Bit Kansas
Wednesday, Sep 29, 2010 – 8:13 | One Comment
Kansas Has Bit Stewart; Stewart Has Bit Kansas

A couple of days before this summer’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tony Stewart was approached at the end of a press conference and asked if he had a couple minutes to talk about Kansas Speedway.
Stewart’s head slowly turned toward the reporter. His eyes narrowed, the whisker stubble seemed to stand up straighter on […]

Wimmer Wants Another Chance
Tuesday, Sep 28, 2010 – 10:24 | Comments Off on Wimmer Wants Another Chance
Wimmer Wants Another Chance

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Scott Wimmer slowly nods along in agreement as it is suggested to him that he must be flattered that his phone rings when big-time race team owners need help launching the careers of people who have more sex appeal than driving chops, or more raw talent than experience.
But then, Wimmer […]

Race Day: Chasers Could Be In For Rough Time
Sunday, Sep 26, 2010 – 8:21 | Comments Off on Race Day: Chasers Could Be In For Rough Time
Race Day: Chasers Could Be In For Rough Time

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Before Clint Bowyer was handed the death penalty in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship for use of an illegal car, much of the post-race talk about New Hampshire concerned aggressive driving in the playoff opener.
The Chase continues today at Dover International Speedway in Delaware and some are wondering if […]

Pedley: It’s Over For Bowyer
Thursday, Sep 23, 2010 – 11:11 | Comments Off on Pedley: It’s Over For Bowyer
Pedley: It’s Over For Bowyer

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It was February, 2004 at Daytona. Clint Bowyer’s career was about to launch. He had signed to drive a full season in Nationwide for Richard Childress but he opted to start the year off driving in the ARCA race at Speed Weeks.
He finished eighth that hot, hazy day and I […]

NASCAR Penalizes Bowyer, Team
Wednesday, Sep 22, 2010 – 15:24 | One Comment
NASCAR Penalizes Bowyer, Team

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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NASCAR has come down hard on Sprint Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer and his team after a post-race inspection found the No. 33 Richard Childress Racing car to be illegal.
Bowyer, a Chase driver, was fined 150 championship points. His crew chief, Shane Wilson, was suspended for six races and fined […]

Childress Has More Young Talent In The Pipeline
Wednesday, Sep 22, 2010 – 9:00 | Comments Off on Childress Has More Young Talent In The Pipeline
Childress Has More Young Talent In The Pipeline

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kansas City, Kan. – Ty Dillon insists that his career path was not set for him in the maternity ward and sketeched out by his family on the back of his birth certificate.
He is not one of those drivers who was in a kart by his sixth birthday and piling […]

Busch Gets Truck Pole
Saturday, Sep 18, 2010 – 11:05 | Comments Off on Busch Gets Truck Pole
Busch Gets Truck Pole

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Kyle Busch won the pole for the Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday morning with a fast lap at 130.029 mph.
The pole was the fifth of the season for Busch, who also has four victories in 10 starts.
Fellow Sprint Cup regular Kevin Harvick was second fastest in qualifying for Saturday […]

Pedley: Victories Are Priority No. 2 In The Chase
Friday, Sep 17, 2010 – 9:11 | Comments Off on Pedley: Victories Are Priority No. 2 In The Chase
Pedley: Victories Are Priority No. 2 In The Chase

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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If it’s an argument you’re looking for, tell a Sprint Cup driver that his series is more about points racing than racing for victories. Then, step back, accept the blindfold and wait for the fusillade of indignation.
But judging just from the sounds emanating from driver interviews this week, points racing […]

Can Roush’s Luck Win Chase?
Wednesday, Sep 15, 2010 – 8:23 | Comments Off on Can Roush’s Luck Win Chase?
Can Roush’s Luck Win Chase?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Those who think that success in racing goes to the lucky may want to pick Carl Edwards to win this year’s Sprint Cup championship. Or Greg Biffle. Or Matt Kenseth. Because when it comes to luck, few can come close to those three drivers’ team owner.
Jack Roush, in fact, would […]