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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

McMurray Won’t Be Back At Roush In 2010
Tuesday, Jul 28, 2009 – 15:30 | Comments Off
McMurray Won’t Be Back At Roush In 2010

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Roush Fenway Racing on Tuesday announced its 2010 Sprint Cup driver lineup and that Jamie McMurray will not be back as part of the lineup.
Instead, Roush Fenway president Geoff Smith said that the hope is that McMurray and his team will be absorbed by Yates Racing, which is affiliated with [...]

Memo: Bad Memories Have Long Shelf Life
Monday, Jul 27, 2009 – 9:15 | Comments Off
Memo: Bad Memories Have Long Shelf Life

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In today’s Monday Morning Memo we find:
* More on the subject of the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and whether or not it is a big, huge, important race.
You can get a sense of the that from the way those who have won the Brickyard talk about it. That’s common [...]

Race Day: ESPN Has Work To Do Starting Today
Sunday, Jul 26, 2009 – 8:00 | 5 Comments
Race Day: ESPN Has Work To Do Starting Today

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Rich Feinberg has seen the rating numbers for television coverage of the first half of the Sprint Cup season. As vice president for motorsports at ESPN, it is his job to see and study those numbers. And yes, Feinberg says, they are disconcerting.
Beginning this weekend at Indianapolis [...]

All New Is Not All Good for RCR’s Bowyer
Saturday, Jul 25, 2009 – 18:02 | Comments Off
All New Is Not All Good for  RCR’s Bowyer

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – It’s a new Clint Bowyer who is turning laps in the Sprint Cup Series this season. New number on his car, new sponsors on the hood and quarterpanels, and new color on the driver suit.
And that’s all cool.
What is not so cool is Bowyer’s new place in the [...]

It Was A Good Day For Goodyear At The Brickyard
Saturday, Jul 25, 2009 – 8:20 | Comments Off
It Was A Good Day For Goodyear At The Brickyard

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Goodyear officials insisted they were not worried when the Sprint Cup cars were fired up for the first time Friday afternoon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but they sure looked relieved when the cars were garaged for the night.
Two one hour-long practices were held at IMS in preparation for [...]

Mayfield Again Banned From Driving
Friday, Jul 24, 2009 – 15:40 | Comments Off
Mayfield Again Banned From Driving

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Jeremy Mayfield is once again under suspension by NASCAR.
The re-suspension of the Sprint Cup team owner/driver is the result of an appeals court ruling made in North Carolina.
NASCAR suspended Mayfield under its substance abuse policy after he failed a test in May.
Mayfield opted to take the suspension to [...]

Johnson-Busch Feud Fizzles At Indy
Friday, Jul 24, 2009 – 15:40 | Comments Off
Johnson-Busch Feud Fizzles At Indy

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Those hoping that the Kurt Busch-Jimmie Johnson flare-up at Chicagoland Speedway would turn into the big feud which some feel the sport needs to climb back onto the front pages will be disappointed today.
Jimmie loves Kurt and Kurt loves Jimmie.
And not even a breach of text-messaging etiquette could change that.
That [...]

Pedley: The Brickyard Has Become A Classic
Wednesday, Jul 22, 2009 – 16:00 | 3 Comments
Pedley: The Brickyard Has Become A Classic

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
There is a hot topic making the rounds this week which should not be a topic at all, and that is the need to keep the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard on the Sprint Cup schedule.
Yep, there seems to be a sentiment out there that the 400, which will be [...]

Andretti Team Is On Front Row Of Racing Efficiency
Tuesday, Jul 21, 2009 – 10:13 | 2 Comments
Andretti Team Is On Front Row Of Racing Efficiency

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – In the infield of Chicagoland Speedway, John Andretti keeps motioning over his shoulder and talking about “that side of the garage”.
He’s sitting in a relatively spartan Sprint Cup hauler as he does it. He’s sitting on a well-used upholstered bench-seat which is, like, naugahyde or something, but [...]

Pedley: Mayfield Keeps Firing Back
Monday, Jul 20, 2009 – 12:15 | 4 Comments
Pedley: Mayfield Keeps Firing Back

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A colleague of mine is having a real hard time negotiating his way through this whole Jeremy Mayfield thing. How in the world, this colleague wonders, can a person as guilty as NASCAR says Mayfield is, go to such extreme lengths to defend himself?
My answer to this anonymous colleague (let’s [...]