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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. He's a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts in History.

Articles by Jim Pedley

Thumbs Up For GWC Restart Rule
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 – 12:29 | Comments Off on Thumbs Up For GWC Restart Rule
Thumbs Up For GWC Restart Rule

When asked about revising the green-white-checkered rule that will be in effect this weekend at Talladega Supespeedway – the number allowed will be trimmed from three down to one –Jeff Gordon offered up an amendment to the amendment.
“Is there a way to get a rule where there’s none? I’d be in favor that, too,” the […]

Kenseth Says Former Pal Joey Has Truth Issues
Friday, Oct 23, 2015 – 16:03 | One Comment
Kenseth Says Former Pal Joey Has Truth Issues

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Matt Kenseth said Friday that his plans for Saturday night were to carve Halloween pumpkins with his family. Other things he said during his media session at Talladega Superspeedway – site of this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series race – indicated that fellow driver Joey Logano won’t be invited to the […]

Penalties Set Back Two Top Chase Contenders
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 – 10:11 | Comments Off on Penalties Set Back Two Top Chase Contenders
Penalties Set Back Two Top Chase Contenders

 
By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
Kansas City, Kan. – It was a picture-post card autumn day in America’s Heartland for both fans and a couple of Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship contenders at Kansas Speedway on Sunday. But on the final green flag pit stop of the Hollywood Casino 400, things got cold and […]

Junior: Confidence Is High Heading To Talladega
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 – 10:05 | Comments Off on Junior: Confidence Is High Heading To Talladega
Junior: Confidence Is High Heading To Talladega

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. used to own Talladega Superspeedway. After a disappointing run at Kansas Speedway in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400, he’ll need to re-ascend to the throne next Sunday if he is to keep his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship hopes intact.
Can do, Earnhardt, who finished […]

Kyle Busch Comes On Late To Beat Kenseth In XFINITY Race In Kansas
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 – 18:16 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Comes On Late To Beat Kenseth In XFINITY Race In Kansas
Kyle Busch Comes On Late To Beat Kenseth In XFINITY Race In Kansas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch once called Kansas Speedway his worst track. That assertion, it must be pointed out, came on a Sunday. On Saturday’s the 1.5-mile oval has been quite pleasant for the Las Vegas native.
It was again on this Saturday as Busch survived a early-race speeding penalty and then a fender […]

Truex Jr. Carrying The Colors For Little Guys
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 – 8:46 | One Comment
Truex Jr. Carrying The Colors For Little Guys

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – When you talk to NASCAR old-schoolers, and they begin to tick off the reasons why the sport no longer holds the same allure for them and why they have a tough time finding a rooting interest in the Sprint Cup Series, the conversation often turns to […]

Worsham’s Hot Streak Continues in Texas
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 – 7:16 | Comments Off on Worsham’s Hot Streak Continues in Texas
Worsham’s Hot Streak Continues in Texas

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Funny Car points leader Del Worsham reset the track record in elapsed time en route to the qualifying lead Friday at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
Dave Connolly (Top Fuel), Jonathan Gray (Pro Stock) and Karen Stoffer (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the 22nd of 24 events in the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello […]

Keselowski Gets Good Chase News By Winning Kansas Pole
Friday, Oct 16, 2015 – 18:35 | Comments Off on Keselowski Gets Good Chase News By Winning Kansas Pole
Keselowski Gets Good Chase News By Winning Kansas Pole

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Brad Keselowski moved from back to pretty near the front burner in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship during on Friday’s qualifying session at Kansas Speedway.
The Team Penske driver, who has been suffering from negative yawn factor in the first two rounds of the the […]

Logano Enjoying Life On Easy Street – For Now
Friday, Oct 16, 2015 – 12:54 | Comments Off on Logano Enjoying Life On Easy Street – For Now
Logano Enjoying Life On Easy Street – For Now

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Somebody may chase down and tackle somebody else in the garage area after this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway. Somebody may give somebody else a savage shove to the chest in the motorhome lot late Sunday afternoon. But from the sound of it, Joey Logano won’t be doing any […]

Harvick Wins Dover; Overcomes Two Ugly Finishes
Sunday, Oct 4, 2015 – 17:19 | Comments Off on Harvick Wins Dover; Overcomes Two Ugly Finishes
Harvick Wins Dover; Overcomes Two Ugly Finishes

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kevin Harvick and his Stewart-Haas Racing team avoided the mistakes they made in the first two races of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship and logged a dominating victory in the third.
Harvick, who led all but 42 of 400 laps, won Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway and in doing […]