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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

Pedley: Frye Has Red Bull Charging Toward Chase
Friday, Aug 21, 2009 – 10:08 | One Comment
Pedley: Frye Has Red Bull Charging Toward Chase

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Trips to Austria on the company tab. NASCAR race team on the rise. Generous backing from a corporation which has solid financial footing. Brains. It would be pretty dang easy to envy Jay Frye these days, to want to live his life, except then you would have had to deal [...]

Hight Faces Heightening Pressure This Weekend In Reading
Friday, Aug 21, 2009 – 7:35 | Comments Off
Hight Faces Heightening Pressure This Weekend In Reading

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The testing ban implemented by the NHRA this season has affected different drivers and teams in different ways. It has helped some, hurt some and had little effect at all on others. Put the Funny Car team of Robert Hight down in the “hurt some” category.
It has adversely affected Hight [...]

Tuesday Morning Memo: Tanks For The Drama
Tuesday, Aug 18, 2009 – 9:15 | Comments Off
Tuesday Morning Memo: Tanks For The Drama

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the Tuesday Morning Memo today:
* Put me down for a yes vote on the fuel-mileage-races thing.
Is it racing at its finest? Is calculating supply vs. laps what auto-racing is supposed to be about? Does it result in the best car and driver winning the race? Does [...]

Race Day: Michigan Means Miles Of Fun – For Drivers
Sunday, Aug 16, 2009 – 8:41 | One Comment
Race Day: Michigan Means Miles Of Fun – For Drivers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Michigan International Speedway has the power to do something which not many other race tracks on the Sprint Cup schedule can do – silence complaints from the garage areas. Not all of them, but a lot of them. It’s magic.
Well, perhaps not magic. It’s probably the result of the racing [...]

Keselowski Wins Michigan Wild One
Saturday, Aug 15, 2009 – 16:50 | Comments Off
Keselowski Wins Michigan Wild One

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Brad Keselowski took advantage of a last-lap on-track battle between Brian Vickers and Kyle Busch – a battle which continued on into the pits after the race – to win Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
Afterward, Busch called Vickers stupid, Vickers called Busch a cry baby and Keselowski [...]

Millican Hanging On For Dear Life
Friday, Aug 14, 2009 – 9:10 | Comments Off
Millican Hanging On For Dear Life

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In a conversation which lasted almost 20 minutes, NHRA driver Clay Millican waved off at least four questions concerning the pressure of his current situation.
He said he doesn’t feel any pressure these days, never has felt pressure in drag racing and that any pressure that may be seeping into his [...]

Wood Brothers Cautious Approach Paying Off
Thursday, Aug 13, 2009 – 14:00 | 4 Comments
Wood Brothers Cautious Approach Paying Off

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
During the annual NASCAR media tour in Charlotte, N.C., last January, officials from the Wood Brothers Racing team and Ford Racing took to a dais and explained how they were returning to the past in order to improve the future.
Reaction from reporters gathered in the hotel ballroom varied.
Body language, in [...]

Tuesday Memo: Somebody Find Skaife
Tuesday, Aug 11, 2009 – 8:00 | 4 Comments
Tuesday Memo: Somebody Find Skaife

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in today’s Tuesday Morning Memo:
* You think some NASCAR team owner out there ought to be scrambling right now to come up with the telephone number of Mark Skaife? Think that owner should have the check book out and the seat-fitting department on high alert?
Perhaps, because judging [...]

Race Day: This Isn’t California
Sunday, Aug 9, 2009 – 7:55 | Comments Off
Race Day: This Isn’t California

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Heavy rains  in Upstate New York have forced postponement of the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International.
The revised schedule calls for the race to begin at noon (EDT) on Monday.  There is, however, a chance for more rain in the area on Monday.
When the race does resume, it will [...]

Memo: Plenty Of Elbow Room In Wallace Pits
Tuesday, Aug 4, 2009 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Memo: Plenty Of Elbow Room In Wallace Pits

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In today’s Tuesday Morning Memo we find:
• A couple minutes into Monday’s rain-delayed Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway, I got an email from person who really, really wants to become a NASCAR fan.
She wanted to know how in the world Mike Wallace had any chance to win [...]