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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

The Unusual Suspects Heat Up Indianapolis
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 – 10:40 | One Comment
The Unusual Suspects Heat Up Indianapolis

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Their names are fairly familiar. Their faces, kind of familiar. The names of their teams, familiar in some cases.
But there they sat last Saturday, on stage in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway media center as part of the group which will start the biggest race in the world from [...]

Exciting Bump Day Makes Tearful Return To Indy
Sunday, May 23, 2010 – 19:24 | One Comment
Exciting Bump Day Makes Tearful Return To Indy

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Two very tough men broke down and cried just after 6 p.m. at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. One set of tears was produced joyous ecstasy. The other by wrenching disappointment. One other man celebrated from a hospital bed.
Bump Day is back at Indy.
The final 11 spots in [...]

Indy Notes: Kanaan Tells Danica To Change Attitude
Sunday, May 23, 2010 – 11:59 | 6 Comments
Indy Notes: Kanaan Tells Danica To Change Attitude

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – On Saturday night, a couple of hours after Danica Patrick had been roundly booed by race fans at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tony Kanaan met with his teammate.
His message to her was that she needed to adjust her attitude.
“She definitely needs to change her attitude. Not against the public [...]

Castroneves Wins The Pole For The 500
Saturday, May 22, 2010 – 17:06 | One Comment
Castroneves Wins The Pole For The 500

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Helio Castroneves will begin his quest for a historic fourth Indianapolis 500 victory from the pole position.
Castroneves, who won last year’s race, was simply dominating during Saturday’s all-new-for-2010 qualifying procedure.
He was fastest during the first segment of the qualifying session – which locked the fastest 24 cars on [...]

Indy Notes: Bad Day For Danica
Saturday, May 22, 2010 – 16:38 | 32 Comments
Indy Notes: Bad Day For Danica

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – The racing world has seen a charming Danica Patrick, and an angry Patrick and a joyous Patrick. Saturday afternoon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the racing world got to see a shaken Patrick.
Such is the effect of having a horribly handling race car at 225 mph.
“I was shaking for [...]

John Force Racing Winning But Not Celebrating
Friday, May 21, 2010 – 16:57 | 2 Comments
John Force Racing Winning But Not Celebrating

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Topeka, Kan. – It’s not like members of the John Force Racing organization are embarrassed by the fact that its drivers are ranked first, second and third in the NHRA Funny Car standings. They’re certainly not apologizing for it.
But, they’re not exactly breaking out the confetti canons, either.
Way too early [...]

Outsiders Look To Get Inside Via The Showdown
Friday, May 21, 2010 – 7:53 | One Comment
Outsiders Look To Get Inside Via The Showdown

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The list of drivers who have qualified for Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is impressive. But the list of drivers who have not qualified is, well, kind of interesting, too.
In fact, the not-qualified list includes some of the top drivers in the sport. Drivers who have [...]

Pedley: Time To Reel In The All-Star Race
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 – 8:45 | 3 Comments
Pedley: Time To Reel In The All-Star Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Now let’s see: Is it four segments with a 10-lap shootout, or is it 10 segments with a four-lap shootout? And is this the one for pole winners or is this the one for race winners or the one with former series champions or the one with former event champions [...]

Gibbs Keeping Team’s Success In Perspective
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 – 9:13 | One Comment
Gibbs Keeping Team’s Success In Perspective

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Absolutely, J.D. Gibbs says: He and everybody associated with the No. 11 team of Joe Gibbs Racing had seen and heard the preseason media forecasts in which Denny Hamlin was picked as the guy who would end Jimmie Johnson’s reign as Sprint Cup champion.
But absolutely not, Gibbs said during a [...]

Kyle Busch Wins Cup Race; Johnson Loses It
Sunday, May 16, 2010 – 15:23 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Wins Cup Race; Johnson Loses It

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch capitalized on a pit-road screw-up by Jimmie Johnson with 38 laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s Autism Speaks 400 Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway.
The victory was the second of the weekend for Busch, who also won the Nationwide Series race at Dover on [...]