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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

On Anniversary, Montoya Looks Forward
Monday, Jul 13, 2009 – 11:58 | 3 Comments
On Anniversary, Montoya Looks Forward

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – With throwing rumors against the wall to see what will stick being standard operating procedure in journalism’s brave new world, there are very few surprises on the sports-writing beat.
But three years ago at Chicagoland Speedway, there was a beauty of a surprise in store for those covering [...]

Double Is Trouble For Some Sprint Cup Competitors
Sunday, Jul 12, 2009 – 20:59 | 3 Comments
Double Is Trouble For Some Sprint Cup Competitors

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Some of the sheen is coming off the new, highly touted, previously praised double-file restart thing and not just because of the of television “talent’s” narcissistic, ad nauseum  “shoooootout staaaal” blitherings.
Drivers, too, seem to be jumping up and down on the use of restarts, where the cars at the front [...]

Race Day: Gordon Committed Serious Error At Chicago in 2005
Saturday, Jul 11, 2009 – 22:21 | Comments Off
Race Day: Gordon Committed Serious Error At Chicago in 2005

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – Jeff Gordon has something to prove in Chicago. A pride thing. Capital “P”, too. Chicago is the site of one of the biggest mistakes Gordon has made during his racing career and by golly, he wants a chance to make amends.
Unfortunately for the four-time Sprint Cup champion, [...]

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 [...]