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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

NASCAR Goes Medieval On The Penske Teams
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 – 15:55 | Comments Off
NASCAR Goes Medieval On The Penske Teams

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – There’s a saying out there that goes something like: Some people are indispensable but nobody is irreplaceable. If Penske Racing loses its appeal of the penalties issued to the teams of Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, that saying will be in for a major test when [...]

Boston Ripple Reaches Kansas
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 – 10:14 | Comments Off
Boston Ripple Reaches Kansas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Racing was topic No. 1 at Kansas Speedway Friday as practice for Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series and Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series races got under way, but events a half-continent away were topic No. 1A.
Talk about events surrounding the Boston Marathon terrorist attack filled the garages [...]

Kenseth On Pole At Kansas
Friday, Apr 19, 2013 – 17:35 | Comments Off
Kenseth On Pole At Kansas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Guess the new surface and banking at Kansas Speedway agree with Matt Kenseth as the veteran driver followed up his victory last fall at the 1.5-mile oval with a pole-winning effort during qualifying on Friday afternoon.
Kenseth, who won last year driving a Roush Fenway Racing Ford, won the pole for [...]

Jimmie To Keselowski: We Are Not Dirty Rats
Friday, Apr 19, 2013 – 14:30 | Comments Off
Jimmie To Keselowski: We Are Not Dirty Rats

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jimmie Johnson, on behalf of Hendrick Motorsports, pled not guilty Friday to “ratting out” technical illegalities on the part of rival Penske Racing.
“In no way, shape or form,” the five-time champion said, did he or anybody on his team go running to NASCAR officials and tattle [...]

Schumacher, Team Adjusting Nicely In 2013
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 – 13:39 | One Comment
Schumacher, Team Adjusting Nicely In 2013

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Seven-time Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher is off to a hot NHRA-season start. Again. But this one, Schumacher said recently, is a bit different. A bit better in terms of how he and his team are heating up.
This season’s hot start, he said, is directly traceable to Don Schumacher Racing [...]

Candidates For 2014 Hall Of Fame Announced
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013 – 20:05 | 2 Comments
Candidates For 2014 Hall Of Fame Announced

Five new candidates joined 20 past candidates as the NASCAR Hall of Fame announced its list of contenders for the Class of 2014 on Wednesday.
The new candidates include track owner/promoter O. Bruton Smith, former Sprint Cup champion Dale Jarrett, Petty Enterprises engine builder Maurice Petty, short-track specialist and 1960 Cup champion Rex White and five-time [...]

Hunter-Reay on Barber Pole
Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 – 12:31 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay on Barber Pole

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Defending IZOD IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay won the pole for Sunday’s race at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.
Hunter-Reay, who DNF’d in the season opener at St. Petersburg, Fla., said, “You know this team has done so well this weekend – we just kept progressing. We knew where we needed to work on it, and [...]

Brown Moves To Top At Vegas
Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 – 8:09 | Comments Off
Brown Moves To Top At Vegas

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Antron Brown raced to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Friday at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Brown powered his Matco Tools dragster to a leading performance of [...]

Darrell Wallace Jr. Knows His Time Begins Now
Friday, Apr 5, 2013 – 10:32 | 3 Comments
Darrell Wallace Jr. Knows His Time Begins Now

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Darrell Wallace Jr.’s story is not one of those in which he wanted to be a race car driver from the day his parents plopped him down, booty-clad feet first, into one of those baby strollers which has a little steering wheel with a red horn button.
It’s not one of [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Provides A View From The Top
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013 – 16:49 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Provides A View From The Top

By Jm Pedley | Managing Editor
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A decent-size batch lot of interesting stories accompanied NASCAR when the series headed into the Easter weekend bye. Stories featuring topics like drivers calling other drivers nasty names like “chicken” and “little rich kid”; unprotected concrete walls; a return of good racing; a big crowd at Fontana; blocking.
The race at [...]