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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

Lucas Luhr Has Big Emotions On Petit Weekend
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 – 11:34 | Comments Off
Lucas Luhr Has Big Emotions On Petit Weekend

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Lucas Luhr knows his career numbers. In a still-strong German accent, he recites them effortlessly, methodically when they come up in conversation. And, obviously, he knows that those numbers could be even more impressive after this weekend’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.
But during a telephone conversation with RacinToday.com this [...]

NASCAR Pull Wraps Off 2014 Cup Schedule
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 – 10:47 | One Comment
NASCAR Pull Wraps Off 2014 Cup Schedule

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
With the big move concerning the 2014 Sprint Cup schedule have already been made – Kansas Speedway and Darlington Raceway swap spring dates – Tuesday’s official unveiling of the calendar was pretty uneventful.
The only other change is to the spring date at Texas, which will be Sunday afternoon April 6 [...]

New Sports Car Series Unveils Car Count Limits
Friday, Oct 11, 2013 – 15:09 | One Comment
New Sports Car Series Unveils Car Count Limits

With high car counts expected for the inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in 2014, International Motor Sports Association officials today announced tentative car capacity guidelines for each of the series’ four classes at each venue.
The maximum car capacity guidelines are based on space available at each venue. Series officials arrived at the car capacity [...]

Kavpil To Race In Charlotte
Friday, Oct 11, 2013 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Kavpil To Race In Charlotte

RacinToday.com
Despite his arrest on suspicion of assault in an alleged domestic dispute with his wife, Travis Kavpil will race in Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“BK Racing understands the severity of the situation and we don’t condone the actions that Travis has been accused of,” Ron Devine, co-owner of BK Racing, said [...]

Harvick, RCR Know Cookies Can Taste Quite Good
Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 – 10:17 | Comments Off
Harvick, RCR Know Cookies Can Taste Quite Good

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Over the years, NASCAR’s 1.5-mile ovals have been treated by fans and media with the type of disrespect generally accorded to things like rental cars and F-1 races. They’ve been tagged as dull and generic. Cookie-cutters is one of the nicer things the intermediates have been called.
But in the garages [...]

Keselowski Makes Kansas Drivers Meeting Interesting
Sunday, Oct 6, 2013 – 12:31 | Comments Off
Keselowski Makes Kansas Drivers Meeting Interesting

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Racing at Kansas Speedway started two hours before the green flag dropped on Sunday. Racing of the between-the-ears variety.
During the drivers meeting at Kansas, all was pro forma until the part at the end where Sprint Cup managing race director David Hoots asks assembled drivers and team members if there are [...]

2013 Chase Has Reached Its Most Critical Stage
Sunday, Oct 6, 2013 – 10:43 | Comments Off
2013 Chase Has Reached Its Most Critical Stage

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – These are the Shake Out Days in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. Three races down, seven to go. Too late in the playoffs to say that everybody still has a chance at the championship, too early to say with any certainty at all who [...]

Notes: Chasers Take A Beating In Practice
Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 – 14:44 | Comments Off
Notes: Chasers Take A Beating In Practice

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – It was a tough day to be a Chase driver Saturday at Kansas Speedway. It was a really tough day to be a Busch.
The Sprint Cup cars took to the track for practice at 10 a.m. Saturday for the first practice of they. Almost immediately, cars being driven by championship contenders [...]

Bowyer Clan Hangs Tough In Wake Of Richmond
Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 – 13:28 | Comments Off
Bowyer Clan Hangs Tough In Wake Of Richmond

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Chris Bowyer looks every inch the product of America’s Heartland that he is. The Wrangler jeans are slung low, the hands go in and out of the pockets every three or four steps and the sun-weathered gray hair flops around in the Kansas wind like the [...]

Harvick To Start Kansas Race From The Pole
Friday, Oct 4, 2013 – 17:15 | Comments Off
Harvick To Start Kansas Race From The Pole

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kevin Harvick, who is trying to turn what some consider a three-driver Sprint Cup playoff into a four-driver playoff, won the pole on Friday for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.
Harvick, who will start Sunday’s race fourth in points – 39 behind leader Matt Kenseth and 27 behind third-place Kyle [...]