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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

Racer/Owner Potolicchio Is A Man With A Plan
Thursday, Sep 5, 2013 – 16:41 | Comments Off
Racer/Owner Potolicchio Is A Man With A Plan

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Enzo Potolicchio looks too young and sounds too stress-free to be the owner /driver in big-time auto racing. He’s 45 years old and he actually looks and sounds like 45; which is odd when you consider his past, present and future.
But as he talks on about [...]

Atlanta: Where Chase To The Chase Gets Serious
Sunday, Sep 1, 2013 – 9:53 | One Comment
Atlanta: Where Chase To The Chase Gets Serious

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Even with just two races to go until the start of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship, there are still a large handful of berth-earning scenarios. That, thanks to tight points races and, of course, the wild card provision.
But it’s also easy to identify the drivers who could semi-accurately [...]

Graf, Luhr Clinch Final ALMS Championship
Sunday, Sep 1, 2013 – 8:07 | Comments Off
Graf, Luhr Clinch Final ALMS Championship

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Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr combined to clinch their second consecutive – and the final – American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón P1 championship with a victory in the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT, their sixth consecutive victory from the 2013 season.
Clinching the title means that the Graf/Luhr combo will go [...]

Dixon On Pole In Baltimore
Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 – 17:11 | Comments Off
Dixon On Pole In Baltimore

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Scott Dixon earned the pole position for Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race in the streets of Baltimore by blitzing the 2.04-mile, 12-turn street circuit in 1 minute, 18.0838 seconds on his final lap.
The Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver’s pole was his 19th.  It broke a tie with Danny Sullivan and Dixon is now tied with [...]

Time To Roll Out Tweaks To The Countdown?
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 – 11:56 | Comments Off
Time To Roll Out Tweaks To The Countdown?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Ron Capps is locked into this year’s Countdown. He’s won two of the last three NHRA events and is second in the Funny Car point standings with one race to go until the start of the playoffs, so he’ll likely be in great shape once the six-race Countdown begins.
Yet Capps [...]

The Big Go Just May Be The Greatest Go In Racing
Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 – 10:42 | Comments Off
The Big Go Just May Be The Greatest Go In Racing

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A lot of people have written a lot of words about the allure of the NHRA’s U.S. Nationals, the 2013 edition of which is scheduled for this week.
Last week during a media teleconference, Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Michael Ray offered his two cents. It was a response which surely resonated [...]

Busch Headed To Stewart-Haas
Monday, Aug 26, 2013 – 13:25 | Comments Off
Busch Headed To Stewart-Haas

Stewart-Haas Racing announced on Tuesday that it is expanding to a fourth Sprint Cup team and that former Sprint Cup champion Kurt Busch will drive that car.
SHR held a press conference in North Carolina about “future expansion” of the team, which is co-owned by Tony Stewart and Gene Haas.
“I’ve had a tremendous amount of respect [...]

Kansas A Battleground In The Fight Over ‘Rovals’
Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 – 13:25 | Comments Off
Kansas A Battleground In The Fight Over ‘Rovals’

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jim France looked to be in a good mood as he walked the paddocks at Kansas Speedway after Saturday night’s debut Grand-Am Rolex Series race at the facility. He looked like a politician in an election year as he smiled, patted backs and shook hands with [...]

Stewart Out For Season; Martin To Drive No. 14
Monday, Aug 19, 2013 – 14:09 | Comments Off
Stewart Out For Season; Martin To Drive No. 14

Mark Martin will fill in for injured Tony Stewart and drive the No. 14 Stewart- Haas Racing Chevrolet it was announced on Monday. Martin will drive in the rest of the Cup races with the exception of the one at Talladega, where Austin Dillon will be in the car.
Stewart, who suffered a broken leg in [...]

Logano Gets Penske A Cup Victory In Michigan
Sunday, Aug 18, 2013 – 20:10 | Comments Off
Logano Gets Penske A Cup Victory In Michigan

Joey Logano buzzed past a fuel-less Mark Martin for the lead with four laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory was the first of the year for Logano, who moved to Penske Racing from Joe Gibbs Racing, for the 2013 season. It came [...]