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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

Pedley: Is Bad Brad Becoming A Garage-Area Outsider?
Saturday, Mar 20, 2010 – 8:37 | Comments Off
Pedley: Is Bad Brad Becoming A Garage-Area Outsider?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Apparently it is not just Carl Edwards who has cancelled his membership in the Brad Keselowski fan club. Judging from comments issued by other drivers at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend, Bad Brad may not exactly be walking among friends as he roams the garages these days.
Jimmie Johnson, for example, [...]

Memo: Love Not On Drivers’ Itineraries At Bristol
Friday, Mar 19, 2010 – 7:41 | Comments Off
Memo: Love Not On Drivers’ Itineraries At Bristol

Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo today:
If there is anybody out there who thinks that Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski will be letting bygones be bygones this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, you need to adjust medication.
If you think air-clearing sessions with NASCAR officials, sponsors, team owners or clergyman is [...]

Spoilers, Speed Rule The Day At Talladega
Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 – 18:35 | 2 Comments
Spoilers, Speed Rule The Day At Talladega

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
After a morning of testing in his Sprint Cup car at Talladega Superspeedway Tuesday, Jeff Gordon had an answer for those wanting to know if replacing rear wings with vertical blade spoilers was going to improve racing in the series.
It was an unsatisfying answer but a frank one: Check back [...]

Brazilian Drivers Out To Become National Heroes
Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 – 7:28 | One Comment
Brazilian Drivers Out To Become National Heroes

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Remember Andre Ribiero? Tens of millions of Brazilians do and quite vividly. Ribiero became a national hero a decade and a half ago when he won the CART race in Rio de Janeiro.
This weekend, a handful of other Brazilian drivers will be seeking to become heroes in front of their [...]

Hector Arana Took Long Way To Success
Friday, Mar 12, 2010 – 17:33 | Comments Off
Hector Arana Took Long Way To Success

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Returning home after races was the toughest part for Hector Arana during the dark days of his drag racing career. Returning home race after race, year after year and having to shake his head no when his sons would excitedly ask him if he had brought them home an NHRA [...]

Edwards Put on Probation
Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010 – 12:40 | 10 Comments
Edwards Put on Probation

NASCAR president Mike Helton said Tuesday that Carl Edwards will not be suspended for the on-track incident involving Brad Keselowski during Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Helton said Edwards will be put on probation for the next three races.
“We take what Carl did as serious and are reacting to it accordingly,” Helton said.
In [...]

Race Day: The Chase To Stop Jimmie Begins Early
Sunday, Mar 7, 2010 – 8:47 | Comments Off
Race Day: The Chase To Stop Jimmie Begins Early

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s begun early this spring. Not the sprouting of flowers or the rising of gas prices. Rather, something more gloomy and depressing if you happen to be a NASCAR driver with hopes of winning the Sprint Cup championship.
This spring, Jimmie Johnson has heated up before the daytime temperatures in Georgia. [...]

Memo: World Class Hypocrisy
Wednesday, Mar 3, 2010 – 11:23 | 2 Comments
Memo: World Class Hypocrisy

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the morning memo today:
I see where the Olympics took a huge bite out of the Nielsen ratings for last weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The big hockey game was held in Canada that day, I believe.
I say that I believe [...]

No. 17 Passing Chemistry Test
Monday, Mar 1, 2010 – 16:49 | Comments Off
No. 17 Passing Chemistry Test

The color of the car was different. The man on the pit box was different. But after that, things surrounding the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing team of driver Matt Kenseth had a familiar look to them over the weekend.
The kind of look they had back in the days when no list of top contenders [...]

Montoya Rips Into McMurray
Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 – 19:54 | 2 Comments
Montoya Rips Into McMurray

You’ve got to wonder how much vitriol would have flowed if Jamie McMurray and Juan Pablo Montoya were not teammates at Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing. The way it was, gallons flowed.
The two drivers collided on the race track early in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Shelby American at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Afterward, Montoya was anything but delicate with his [...]