Home » Archive by Author

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

Eury Back In Garages Sans Bitterness
Friday, Jul 10, 2009 – 21:30 | Comments Off
Eury Back In Garages Sans Bitterness

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – In his final months as crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Eury Jr. wore the look of a beaten man. No secret as to why. He was pounded into a light, flaky dough by people who demanded that somebody other than Earnhardt be blamed for Earnhardt’s [...]

Logano Holds Off Busch To Get Nationwide Win
Friday, Jul 10, 2009 – 21:29 | 2 Comments
Logano Holds Off Busch To Get Nationwide Win

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – It was all Joe Gibbs Racing almost all of the time in Friday night’s Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.
JGR driver Joey Logano won the Dollar General 300 and teammate Kyle Busch finished second. Between them, they dominated the laps-led stat.
The victory was third of the season [...]

Edwards On Nationwide Pole
Friday, Jul 10, 2009 – 16:23 | Comments Off
Edwards On Nationwide Pole

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – Carl Edwards will kick up his quest to deprive Kyle Busch of the 2009 Nationwide Series championship with a pole-position start in Friday night’s race at Chicagoland Speedway.
Edwards won the pole by posting a lap at 176.956 mph in the rain-delayed Friday afternoon qualifying session.
It was the [...]

Pedley: Who Says NASCAR Has No Villains?
Thursday, Jul 9, 2009 – 21:00 | One Comment
Pedley: Who Says NASCAR Has No Villains?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – Ask people in racing about what it is that is wrong with NASCAR these days and you get a laundry list so long that it would scare the bejeezus out of both Proctor and Gamble. But there is a top to that list and that spot often [...]

Vickers On Pole In Chicagoland
Thursday, Jul 9, 2009 – 20:59 | Comments Off
Vickers On Pole In Chicagoland

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – Brian Vickers has become the new king of qualifying in the Sprint Cup series.
Thursday evening at Chicagoland Speedway, Vickers won his fifth pole of the season as he ran a lap at 184.162 mph.
“It was an amazing lap,” Vickers said.
Starting next to Vickers on the front row [...]

Stewart Says All Is Cool Between Him and Busch
Thursday, Jul 9, 2009 – 8:57 | 5 Comments
Stewart Says All Is Cool Between Him and Busch

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – Kyle Busch’s body language said it all. And what it said was “unhappy”.
He had just wrecked, hit the wall, got hit from behind at 180 mph, hit again in the side of his car at maybe 100 and when his car came to a rest on the [...]

Truex To Move To Waltrip Racing In 2010
Tuesday, Jul 7, 2009 – 11:55 | Comments Off
Truex To Move To Waltrip Racing In 2010

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com 
Michael Waltrip will retire as a full-time driver at the end of the current Sprint Cup season and turn his Michael Waltrip Racing ride over to Martin Truex Jr.
Waltrip, the winner of four races in the series, will continue to drive on occasion. One of the races he will drive [...]

Memo: He Sure Looked Like Tony Stewart
Monday, Jul 6, 2009 – 10:50 | 2 Comments
Memo: He Sure Looked Like Tony Stewart

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In the Monday Morning Memo today we find:
* I don’t know whom that was that crawled out of the No. 14 Stewart Haas Chevrolet following Saturday night’s Coke Zero, but somebody needed to ask him for an ID and then what he has done with Tony Stewart.
Because the Tony Stewart [...]

Race Day: Heat Is The Hot Topic For Daytona Summer Race
Saturday, Jul 4, 2009 – 17:20 | Comments Off
Race Day: Heat Is The Hot Topic For Daytona Summer Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The forecast for green flag at tonight’s Coke Zero 400 is for temperatures in the low 80s. However, that goofy “feels like” thing indicates, well, it will feel like it is in the high 80s.
That stat is obviously the product of some weather geek somewhere who has way too much [...]

Patience Pays Off For Gibbs and Zippy
Thursday, Jul 2, 2009 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Patience Pays Off For Gibbs and Zippy

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
One of them owns big, huge chunks of Sprint Cup championship trophies. Two of those trophies. The other also owns chunks of those trophies and, when he goes to polish them, he does so with Super Bowl rings on the fingers which grip the can of Pledge.
Yes, Greg Zipadelli and [...]