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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

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 [...]

RacinToday.com Is New Home for DOTY Award
Wednesday, Jul 1, 2009 – 9:00 | Comments Off
RacinToday.com Is New Home for DOTY Award

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
We are pretty darn proud here to announce that RacinToday.com has been chosen to serve as the new host website for the most prestigious racing award in North America – the Driver Of The Year Award.
News, information, background and history concerning the DOTY is available on its own designated page [...]

Pedley: Please, No Talk About Asterisks After Logano Victory
Monday, Jun 29, 2009 – 10:58 | Comments Off
Pedley: Please, No Talk About Asterisks After Logano Victory

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
You can bet that in some circles, the sour talk about the method by which Joey Logano got his first Sprint Cup victory started long before the rain stopped at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday.
You can bet phrases like “fuel mileage win” and “freakish luck” and “asterisk-mark ending” were [...]

Memo: Make Drivers Pay Own Insurance Bills
Monday, Jun 29, 2009 – 10:45 | 3 Comments
Memo: Make Drivers Pay Own Insurance Bills

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In today’s Monday Morning Memo we find:
* This whole “racing incident” thing has me puzzled.
You know, somebody tags somebody from behind or somebody bashes into somebody from the side and, according to the expert analysis, it’s nobody’s fault. Nothing the driver doing the bumping could do. Just a “racing incident”.
Yes, [...]

Race Day: It’s A Question Worth Repeating
Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 – 9:19 | One Comment
Race Day: It’s A Question Worth Repeating

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A lot has been made this weekend about the fact that nobody has repeated as a winner in a Sprint Cup car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the last eight races. In the Nationwide series, there has never been a repeat winner – that is a span of 23 [...]

Pedley: Montoya Makes Point Of Telling It Like It Is
Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 – 8:15 | Comments Off
Pedley: Montoya Makes Point Of Telling It Like It Is

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s like a mantra for NASCAR drivers. It’s a standardized response which appears to be taught to them during initiation ceremonies into the NASCAR-driver club in true Free Mason fashion.
Saying that NASCAR drivers always race for victories and never for championship points, you’ve got to believe, is drilled into incoming [...]

Busch Back in Winning Form
Saturday, Jun 27, 2009 – 16:15 | Comments Off
Busch Back in Winning Form

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com 
Kyle Busch passed Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Joey Logano with 36 laps to go in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and then eased away to victory.
The victory was the fifth of the year for Busch and allowed him to stretch his points lead over Carl Edwards, [...]

Schumacher Loses Top Tuner But Retains His Fastball
Friday, Jun 26, 2009 – 16:22 | Comments Off
Schumacher Loses Top Tuner But Retains His Fastball

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Topeka, Kan. – Oh yeah, Tony Schumacher had heard the talk, all right. Loud and clear, even though much of that talk was snarkily whispered. And judging from the way Schumacher acknowledges that he heard the talk, it stung him.
Lord, it would sting anybody to hear that all of the [...]

Dodge Getting Boost From The R6
Friday, Jun 26, 2009 – 7:32 | Comments Off
Dodge Getting Boost From The R6

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Except for those gaga-about-Fiat kinds of people out there, the news about Chrysler has been pretty much a steady stream of sewage. Cutbacks, bailouts, dealer closings, layoffs, bankruptcy are all words which have been attached to the Chrysler name in recent months and not as potential names for the company’s [...]