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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

Logano Kicks Off Weekend With Victory In Kentucky
Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 – 10:29 | Comments Off
Logano Kicks Off Weekend With Victory In Kentucky

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joey Logano may have saved the life of the trophy which goes along with winning at Kentucky Speedway Saturday night when he passed Kyle Busch with 10 laps to go and then hung on for the Nationwide Series victory.
The victory was the second straight at Kentucky for Logano and in [...]

Colin Braun Can Still Smell, Feel, Taste The 2007 Race At Le Mans
Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 – 22:30 | Comments Off
Colin Braun Can Still Smell, Feel, Taste The 2007 Race At Le Mans

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
June 16 had turned into June 17 that weekend back in 2007. Day had turned to night, then, night back to day. Clear skies had turned to cloudy and then the clouds spilled out rain – not the kind of rains which spoil picnics, but the kind which inspires Michener [...]

Brian Vickers Bulls His Way To Pole At Michigan
Friday, Jun 12, 2009 – 19:50 | Comments Off
Brian Vickers Bulls His Way To Pole At Michigan

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Brian Vickers insists that his team keeps getting closer and closer to having the kind of equipment which can win a race. 
On Friday, he added another “closer”.
Vickers turned a qualifying lap at 189.110 mph Friday afternoon to win the pole for Sunday’s LifeLock 400 Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
“It [...]

David Ragan’s Team To Get Help
Friday, Jun 12, 2009 – 14:00 | Comments Off
David Ragan’s Team To Get Help

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Last year, David Ragan was one of the unexpected success stories in NASCAR.
This season, his has been a story of disappointment.
On Friday, his team-owner announced that he was going to attempt to get the No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion rolling in the right direction once again.
In an effort to [...]

Introducing The No. 77 Penske Saturn?
Monday, Jun 8, 2009 – 10:00 | One Comment
Introducing The No. 77 Penske Saturn?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In today’s Monday Morning Memo, we find:
* I have followed Roger Penske for decades. From afar as a race fan growing up, and face to face through meeting and dealing with him as a auto-racing beat writer.
The thing that strikes you first about him upon meeting him is how his [...]

Wood Brothers Get Their First Taste Of NHRA Action
Saturday, Jun 6, 2009 – 22:55 | 2 Comments
Wood Brothers Get Their First Taste Of NHRA Action

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Eddie Wood and Len Wood, owners of NASCAR’s famed Wood Brothers Racing  team, attended their first-ever NHRA drag racing event when they dropped into the Route 66 Nationals in Joliet, Ill. over the weekend.
Pretty safe to say they had a good time.
“It’s hard to put into words,” Eddie Wood said. [...]

Sauter Sinking Roots Into the Camping World Series
Thursday, Jun 4, 2009 – 15:07 | Comments Off
Sauter Sinking Roots Into the Camping World Series

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It doesn’t sound like Johnny Sauter much likes the term NASCAR nomad when applied to his driving career and that’s understandable. There can be a lot of unflattering connotations connected to that description.
And his grand plan when he decided to follow his father’s lead and become a race-car driver wasn’t [...]

Pedley: Hendrick Mojo Strikes Again
Monday, Jun 1, 2009 – 17:20 | One Comment
Pedley: Hendrick Mojo Strikes Again

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Last week was a tester for Hendrick Motorsports. It was a week during which NASCAR’s premier team would be assaulted from all imaginable sides. It was a week during which HMS would be scrubbed, sudsed and pounded on the rocks by anybody and everybody who has an opinion and you [...]

Monday Memo: A Slow Start for Jeffrey
Monday, Jun 1, 2009 – 10:50 | Comments Off
Monday Memo: A Slow Start for Jeffrey

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In today’s Monday Memo we find:
* A lot of race fans had been wringing their hands purple as they awaited the NASCAR debut of Jeffrey Earnhardt.
The word on Earnhardt – who is the son of Kerry Earnhardt and grandson of the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. and nephew of Dale Earnhardt [...]

Larry Dixon Silences Doubters In Topeka
Sunday, May 31, 2009 – 19:26 | Comments Off
Larry Dixon Silences Doubters In Topeka

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Topeka, Kan. – Larry Dixon has been taking a bit of a beating this year for not doing as well as many had expected in his role of driver for Alan Johnson’s Al-Anabi Racing team’s Top Fuel team.
On Sunday afternoon, the fists were silenced – for a while, anyway – [...]