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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

Starting Times For 2010 Cup Races Will Be Pushed Back
Wednesday, Oct 7, 2009 – 17:12 | Comments Off
Starting Times For 2010 Cup Races Will Be Pushed Back

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
NASCAR chairman Brian France announced Wednesday that starting times for Sprint Cup races in 2010 will be more standardized, with 28 of the 36 events beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern.
France, during a teleconference which also featured officials from all three of NASCAR’s “broadcast partners”, said the decision was based on [...]

Morning Memo: Danica Ready To Bring It?
Wednesday, Oct 7, 2009 – 9:00 | 4 Comments
Morning Memo: Danica Ready To Bring It?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
Back during the days when the only thing I used glasses for was drinking domestic beer, I absolutely loved Formula One. Loved every noun-related aspect of it; it’s people, places and things.
But about the time I began to use glasses in order [...]

Pedley: Drama Survives A Weekend In Kansas
Monday, Oct 5, 2009 – 15:00 | Comments Off
Pedley: Drama Survives A Weekend In Kansas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – At mid afternoon on Sunday, it was all turning into a droner. The race, the season and the mood. It was not what the full house at Kansas Speedway wanted and it was certainly not what NASCAR and ESPN wanted. Drama was headed for the airport.
But [...]

Stewart Wins: It’s A Case Of Smoke And Tires At Kansas
Monday, Oct 5, 2009 – 7:30 | One Comment
Stewart Wins: It’s A Case Of Smoke And Tires At Kansas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – Tony Stewart did not need to be reminded during the week leading up to Sunday’s Sprint Cup race Kansas Speedway that he and his team were in a bit of a slump. Plain and simple, he wasn’t crazy about being reminded that he’d had just one [...]

Race Day: There Are 1.5 Reasons Why Kansas Is Important
Sunday, Oct 4, 2009 – 10:23 | One Comment
Race Day: There Are 1.5 Reasons Why Kansas Is Important

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – Today’s Price Chopper 400 at Kansas Speedway is the third of the 2009 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship, but it’s the first at the type of track which is the most prevalent in the 10-race playoff. Kansas Speedway is an intermediate.
It’s 1.5 miles around and [...]

Dixon Has Big Point Day In Memphis
Saturday, Oct 3, 2009 – 17:30 | One Comment
Dixon Has Big Point Day In Memphis

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Top Fuel driver Larry Dixon earned the pole and took advantage of NHRA’s new qualifying bonus-point system and earned the maximum 12 points for the second consecutive race during two days of qualifying at the O’Reilly NHRA Mid-South Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
Robert Hight, Mike Edwards and Hector Arana also claimed No. 1 qualifying positions in [...]

Kansas Notes: Changes Could Affect Fans
Saturday, Oct 3, 2009 – 15:50 | 3 Comments
Kansas Notes: Changes Could Affect Fans

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – Word is that NASCAR is eyeing two future schedule changes which would affect television viewers and would affect viewers in the grandstands.
Grant Lynch, chairman of Talladega Superspeedway and International Speedway Corporation’s vice president of strategic operations, has heard about both and talked about both on Saturday.
The [...]

Logano Says No Long-Term Emotional Scarring From Wreck
Friday, Oct 2, 2009 – 19:50 | 2 Comments
Logano Says No Long-Term Emotional Scarring From Wreck

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – Rookie driver Joey Logano spent a good 15 minutes Friday morning trying to reassure everybody who follows auto racing that his dramatic barrel-roll wreck at Dover International Speedway last week was no big deal. Just a racing deal and certainly will have no long-term emotional effects.
And [...]

Kansas Notes: Drivers Dealing With ‘Tar Of Death’
Friday, Oct 2, 2009 – 17:00 | 2 Comments
Kansas Notes: Drivers Dealing With ‘Tar Of Death’

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – It seems there could be trouble with the racing surface at Kansas Speedway. That trouble would be with the seams. The tar filling the seams, to be exact, is sending the Sprint Cup cars off their intended course.
Driver Kurt Busch called it, “The tar of death”.
Jeff [...]

NASCAR Says Hendrick Cars Were Legal
Friday, Oct 2, 2009 – 10:00 | Comments Off
NASCAR Says Hendrick Cars Were Legal

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – NASCAR officials said Friday that they had indeed warned Hendrick Motorsports officials that the cars of Jimmie Johnson and Mark Martin were close to exceeding legal tolerances, but that the cars were not illegal.
“It was just an informal warning,” NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp said at Kansas [...]