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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: NASCAR Is Shedding The Ear Muffs
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 – 9:49 | 2 Comments
Memo: NASCAR Is Shedding The Ear Muffs

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
As head of Toyota’s NASCAR effort, Lee White has surely had his share of skirmishes with NASCAR officials. Probably more, bigger and louder ones than have had the heads of the other car manufacturers.
But during an informal chat a couple months ago, [...]

NASCAR May Re-Introduce The Car Of Tomorrow
Monday, Jan 11, 2010 – 13:46 | 2 Comments
NASCAR May Re-Introduce The Car Of Tomorrow

It appears that those in the garages, grandstands and media who have been waging a war of words against the Car of Tomorrow could be on the verge extracting a conditional surrender from NASCAR.
Ramsey Poston, managing director of corporate communications for NASCAR, said Monday that rear-deck wings could be removed from Sprint cars early this [...]

Biffle Ready To Drive The Blues Away
Thursday, Jan 7, 2010 – 9:57 | One Comment
Biffle Ready To Drive The Blues Away

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Greg Biffle on Wednesday, sounded genuinely excited about ending the current NASCAR off season and getting back to work. For a couple of reasons. The usual one about missing the sport he loves. And also to get the dang taste of 2009 out of his and his team’s metaphorical mouths.
Biffle [...]

Memo: Never Place Bet With NBA Player
Wednesday, Jan 6, 2010 – 11:47 | One Comment
Memo: Never Place Bet With NBA Player

Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo:
Well, looks like we in auto racing are going to have to change the term we use to describe team sports in this country from stick-and-ball to stick-and-ball-and-9 mm.-semi-automatic-with-a-nine-shot-clip.
The reference here is, of course, to allegations that NBA player Gilbert Arenas got in a squabble with a teammate after [...]

Pedley: Story Of Decade Is Not Open To Debate
Thursday, Dec 31, 2009 – 9:53 | 9 Comments
Pedley: Story Of Decade Is Not Open To Debate

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
With just a couple hours left until the first decade of the 21st Century comes to an end, I thought it might be a good time to think about its defining moment in terms of NASCAR. I keep coming back to the final turn of the final lap of the [...]

Duno Following Heart, Not Danica
Thursday, Dec 24, 2009 – 10:04 | 9 Comments
Duno Following Heart, Not Danica

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
There is a pretty-fair-sized list of reasons why Milka Duno has opted to give driving stock cars a whirl. Not on that list, she stresses, is the desire to do it simply because Danica Patrick is doing it.
In fact, it might not be wise to even bring up the subject [...]

Memo: Jimmie Was Best Driver In Best Series
Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009 – 9:52 | Comments Off
Memo: Jimmie Was Best Driver In Best Series

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo for today:
Voting for the Driver of the Year Award is done by way of a secret ballot. And that’s good and necessary. But at the same time, whenever I have voted for all-star teams, most valuable players, plays or players of the year, [...]

Pedley: A Big Yes For Road America
Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009 – 9:23 | 4 Comments
Pedley: A Big Yes For Road America

One of my most vivid memories of going to races at Road America is the smell of feet. Specifically, the smell of my college roommate’s feet. And I’m sure the owner of those feet – Frank is his name – probably has a vivid memory of mine. See, we hadn’t discovered Odor Eaters back in [...]

Nationwide Adds Road Race
Monday, Dec 21, 2009 – 14:10 | One Comment
Nationwide Adds Road Race

The NASCAR Nationwide Series is leaving Milwaukee but not Wisconsin.
NASCAR officials announced Monday that there will be a Nationwide race at the Road America road racing circuit in June.
The race will be moved there from the Milwaukee Mile, which has had financial problems and announced recently that it will shut its doors to big-time racing.
The [...]

Kansas Gearing Up For Second Cup Race
Saturday, Dec 19, 2009 – 8:46 | 3 Comments
Kansas Gearing Up For Second Cup Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – It appears the wish that Kansas Speedway president Jeff Boerger has been harboring for the last 10 years is about to be granted. It appears that if things go as most people in racing think they will go, Boerger will soon be joining the fraternity of [...]