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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

Memo: Racing The Good Race
Wednesday, Jun 9, 2010 – 10:13 | One Comment
Memo: Racing The Good Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
Predicting the outcomes of races is normally pretty tough. And I generally stay away from making them because, well, just because. But I am going to issue this air tight prediction simply because it is air tight: Tony Stewart will come [...]

Pedley: JGR Is The Antidote To Racing Blahs
Monday, Jun 7, 2010 – 16:09 | One Comment
Pedley: JGR Is The Antidote To Racing Blahs

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Dull, pre-packaged, focus-group programmed and bleached: Those have been some of the complaints leveled against NASCAR and its personalities in this, the Hendrick Motorsport era of Sprint Cup racing.
If those are, in fact, diseases which have produced wheezing and light attentiveness in the world’s most important stock car series this [...]

Hamlin Remains The Man At Pocono Raceway
Sunday, Jun 6, 2010 – 17:52 | Comments Off
Hamlin Remains The Man At Pocono Raceway

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Denny Hamlin won for the fourth time in nine tries at Pocono Raceway when he captured the Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 on Sunday afternoon.
Hamlin, who dominated the second half of the race after Clint Bowyer had dominated the first half, took the lead for the final time when he passed [...]

Race Day: Eyes Will Be On Burton vs. Busch
Sunday, Jun 6, 2010 – 8:39 | One Comment
Race Day: Eyes Will Be On Burton vs. Busch

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Sometimes it is not the volume or intensity of a squabble which makes news. Sometimes it is the person who is doing the squabbling.
Such as last weekend in Charlotte when Jeff Burton laid into Kyle Busch after the Coca-Cola 600.
Race fans expect angry encounters between Busch and people like Kevin [...]

Kurt Busch, Too, Has Matured Into A Contender
Wednesday, Jun 2, 2010 – 10:18 | 2 Comments
Kurt Busch, Too, Has Matured Into A Contender

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
One of the most hammered upon stories of the year as been the maturation process of Kyle Busch. You know: He is racing so much better in 2010 because he has a new attitude – a more mature attitude.
Busch himself has credited Mark Martin with standing as a role model [...]

Kurt Busch Gives Penske A Victory In The 600
Sunday, May 30, 2010 – 21:32 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch Gives Penske A Victory In The 600

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kurt Busch completed the Charlotte Motor Speedway Sprint Cup Series double Sunday evening when he won the Coca-Cola 600.
The victory came a week and a day after Busch had won the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte. The victory also had to brighten the day – make that, night – of [...]

Race Day: The Concord Marathon
Sunday, May 30, 2010 – 8:29 | Comments Off
Race Day: The Concord Marathon

From time to time – usually right about this time of the year – the subject of establishing an official Triple Crown or Grand Slam for Sprint Cup comes up. Some say making certain races a bit more important than others would add to the sport’s interest level.
And after they say that, the next thing [...]

Schatz Wins In Charlotte
Sunday, May 30, 2010 – 7:00 | Comments Off

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Donny Schatz put that a early season of bad luck behind him on Saturday night to score his second win of the season in the Circle K NOS Energy Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on SPEED over Joey Saldana in the race which had been postponed by rain on Friday night.
Schatz had [...]

Busch Survives Late Crashfest To Win Nationwide Race
Saturday, May 29, 2010 – 16:07 | Comments Off
Busch Survives Late Crashfest To Win Nationwide Race

Kyle Busch overcame pit-road trouble and late restarts to win Saturday’s Tech-Net Auto Service 300 Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The victory was the fifth in 12 starts for Busch in 2010. It was the 33rd of his Nationwide career and it was his sixth at CMS.
It came despite the fact that he was [...]

Pedley: This Feud Has Crossover Potential
Friday, May 28, 2010 – 10:29 | 3 Comments
Pedley: This Feud Has Crossover Potential

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Is this the one? Is this the spat that racing-feud fans have been waiting for since Dale Earnhardt vs. Geoff Bodine? Is this the one which even non fans of racing start to follow? The one which will spawn ad hoc websites and Apple apps?
Probably not. Too many shortsighted sponsors [...]