Home » Archive by Author

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

Analysis: Thoughts On Martinsville
Saturday, Mar 28, 2009 – 9:25 | One Comment
Analysis: Thoughts On Martinsville

 
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Tony Stewart has always been big on thinking. When it comes to racing, Stewart is huge on thinking. Some say that Stewart should do less talking, but hey, what good is thinking if you can’t verbalize those thoughts.
Anyway, Stewart has obviously done some thinking about race tracks. About their   [...]

Covering Motorsports Now
Friday, Mar 27, 2009 – 0:01 | 25 Comments
Covering Motorsports Now

You can add the way which you are viewed by daily newspapers to the list of indignities you are suffering these days, race fans. Because the fact is, you are being treated by those media outlets as unimportant at best and objects of ridicule at worst.

Tasca On the Way Up
Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 – 19:52 | Comments Off
Tasca On the Way Up

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com 
The names of drivers in the NHRA’s glamour division, Funny Car, are well known. They include high-profilers like John Force, Ron Capps, Ashley Force. 
Then, or make that now, there is Bob Tasca III. In just his second full season in the NHRA Full Throttle series, Tasca is hard at work [...]

Roush Fades at Bristol
Monday, Mar 23, 2009 – 19:25 | Comments Off

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com 
It took a long look at the box score from Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Bristol before a Roush Fenway Racing driver’s named popped into view. No, Bristol was not a Roush kind of place last weekend.
Driver David Ragan, who finished 27th for Roush, succinctly summed things up for the [...]

Two for the Show
Monday, Mar 23, 2009 – 19:22 | Comments Off
Two for the Show

 

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Predicting the outcome of the Nationwide series points battle is fairly easy to figure these days. You find out which Sprint Cup regulars are going to race full time in the Nationwide and that’s where you find your favorites.
This year’s favorites heading into the season were Carl Edwards and Kyle [...]

A few words with: Mark McArdle
Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 – 9:53 | Comments Off

Mark McArdle is vice president for competition at Richard Petty Motorsports. He recently answered some questions about Dodges and RPM:

Question: Has your timetable changed at all in getting the new Dodge R6 engine introduced to your team?
McArdle: No, we really haven’t altered our timetable. The program was always calling for us to go through the [...]