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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

Doornbos Enjoys A Round At Kansas
Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 – 15:30 | One Comment
Doornbos Enjoys A Round At Kansas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Robert Doornbos knew the day was coming.
He knew when he signed on to drive for the Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing team in the IndyCar series that one day, he would have to drive in races in which he would have to run inches away from concrete walls and opposing-cars’ sidepods and slower-cars [...]

Carpenter Says There Is No Place Like Kansas
Friday, Apr 24, 2009 – 19:40 | One Comment
Carpenter Says There Is No Place Like Kansas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – Ah, Kansas. Ed Carpenter loves it here. The barbeque, the wide-open spaces, the friendly people, the rural sensibilities.  Oh, and the round race track. Most of all, the round – it’s oval-ish, actually, but what the heck – race track.
It was the thought of that last [...]

Starr, Truckers Ready To Roll Again
Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 – 14:35 | Comments Off
Starr, Truckers Ready To Roll Again

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Enough of the dirt racing already, David Starr says. Enough of the short-track stuff. Enough of home and Texas and getting good nights’ sleep and meals not wrapped in aluminium foil, already.
Later for all that stuff.
Not that Starr isn’t a guy who likes a good Late Model event or a [...]

Pedley: Martin Scores One For The Romantics
Sunday, Apr 19, 2009 – 12:03 | One Comment
Pedley: Martin Scores One For The Romantics

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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You would have thought Mark Martin got married Saturday night. As he stood sweating and uneasily smiling in the warm Phoenix night, flash bulbs were popping, champagne was flying, people were crying.
And the reception line. People were climbing all over each other to get in position to shake Martin’s hand [...]

Castroneves’ Nightmare Ends, Dream resumes
Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 – 22:55 | Comments Off
Castroneves’ Nightmare Ends, Dream resumes

 
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Winning back-to-back Indianapolis 500s? Easy. Scaling 20-foot catch fences? Child’s play. Dancing in front of tens of millions of people on network television? Cake.
Sitting in a media center talking to a relatively small collection of media members and attempting to explain what the last six months have been like for [...]

Pedley: Roush Acts Like Roush After Landmark Win
Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 – 10:15 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Roush Acts Like Roush After Landmark Win

 
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jack Roush is one of those. He is one of those people who simply will not let the emotional wall down so others can get a peek.
Friday night in Phoenix, the emotional masons were out there doing their best to change all that. They were flailing away at the wall [...]

Pedley: IRL Takes Major Step Forward At Long Beach
Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 – 19:12 | Comments Off
Pedley: IRL Takes Major Step Forward At Long Beach

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kansas City, Kan. – The weather was unseasonably cool when the day dawned on a recent IndyCar test at Kansas Speedway. Because of that – the series has a rule that cars can not run until the temperatures reach 55 degrees – the track was silent.
And because of that, you [...]

Kyle Busch is a Nashville Cat
Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 – 10:08 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch is a Nashville Cat

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch takes to the track at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday. He is one of the few Sprint Cup regulars entered in the Nationwide Series race there.
Can’t wait, Busch said this week. He is a Nashville cat and is more than willing to give up a portion of his Easter [...]

Wheldon Ready To Roar With Panther
Friday, Apr 10, 2009 – 8:36 | 2 Comments
Wheldon Ready To Roar With Panther

 
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Dan Wheldon is a loves-challenges kind of guy. Big challenges. Tough challenges. Some would say foolish challenges. Some may say that the one that he has taken on this year may fit into all those categories.
Not Wheldon, though. He says there are only good challenges and that his current one [...]

Andretti Lures Petty To The 500
Tuesday, Apr 7, 2009 – 14:54 | 2 Comments
Andretti Lures Petty To The 500

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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John Andretti is about as diverse as race-car drivers get. He’s driven everything from dragsters to Sprint Cup cars and all manner of vehicle betwixt. It turns out that he is also pretty good at being devious.
So good at being devious that he got the King of stock-car racing to [...]