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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 Wins Pole; Others Rant At Inspections
Friday, Feb 27, 2015 – 19:44 | Comments Off
Logano Wins Pole; Others Rant At Inspections

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Qualifying almost always results in one driver being happy and all others being disappointed. Following Friday’s Sprint Cup time trials at Atlanta Motor Speedway, one driver emerged happy and a bunch of others were beyond furious.
The happy dude was Joey Logano, the winner of last weekend’s Daytona 500, who won [...]

Logano Wins Daytona 500 With Yellow Flapping
Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 – 16:56 | One Comment
Logano Wins Daytona 500 With Yellow Flapping

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joey Logano won Sunday’s Daytona 500 when a wreck brought out a caution just after “The Kid” had taken the white flag on a green/white/checkered restart at Daytona International Speedway.
“I can’t believe it,” he said. “The Daytona 500. Oh my God. Are you kidding me?”
The victory was the first for [...]

Angry Drivers Take To Twitter After Busch Wreck
Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 – 9:27 | Comments Off
Angry Drivers Take To Twitter After Busch Wreck

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In the time that it took for Kyle Busch’s Toyota to blow through a couple of hundred yards of painted grass and soft, sandy earth and then slam into a solid concrete wall at 180 or so mph on Saturday, the Daytona Rising project at Daytona International Speedway was transformed [...]

NASCAR Hall of Fame Includes Mark Martin, Evernham On List of 2016 Nominees
Friday, Feb 20, 2015 – 19:25 | One Comment
NASCAR Hall of Fame Includes Mark Martin, Evernham On List of 2016 Nominees

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The NASCAR Hall of Fame announced nominees for it Class of 2016 on Friday and it includes popular driver Mark Martin and 19 others.
Martin and three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion crew chief Ray Evernham are new to the list of nominees.
Other first-time nominees announced Friday by NASCAR are legendary crew chief Harry Hyde, on [...]

NASCAR Suspends Kurt Busch
Friday, Feb 20, 2015 – 19:17 | Comments Off
NASCAR Suspends Kurt Busch

NASCAR has indefinitely suspended driver Kurt Busch for actions detrimental to stock car racing, it was announced on Friday.
NASCAR took action following the release Friday of a supplemental disposition setting forth the findings and conclusions that formed the basis for the Family Court of the State of Delaware’s decision on Monday to issue an Order [...]

Cup Notes: Harvick-Logano Feud Rekindles
Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 – 10:05 | Comments Off
Cup Notes: Harvick-Logano Feud Rekindles

Guess the off season didn’t result in any rust forming on the feud between Sprint Cup drivers Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano.
A late wreck involving the two resulted in fighting words when the two got out of their cars after the race.
“(Logano) just drove us straight in the fence,” Harvick, the 2014 Cup champion from [...]

Kenseth Shows Unlimited Potential In Daytona
Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 – 9:03 | Comments Off
Kenseth Shows Unlimited Potential In Daytona

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Winless in Sprint Cup in 2014, Matt Kenseth started out the 2015 season by capturing Saturday Night’s Sprint Unlimited all-star-ish race.
While the 75-lap exhibition event didn’t pay championship points, it did put some smiles on the faces of Kenseth and his Joe Gibbs Racing team. And, perhaps better still, the [...]

The Champ Opens Speedweeks By Opening Up
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 – 9:24 | Comments Off
The Champ Opens Speedweeks By Opening Up

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kevin Harvick arrived at Daytona International Speedway for Speedweeks this month as The Man. After 14 years and 502 Sprint Cup starts, the driver with the built-in smirk finally got to walk the grounds at stock car racing’s grandest stage as a champion.
One of his first duties was to put [...]

Daytona Media Day: It All Seems So Very Familiar
Friday, Feb 13, 2015 – 10:21 | Comments Off
Daytona Media Day: It All Seems So Very Familiar

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The thing that strikes you as you watch Media Day at Daytona International Speedway in February is the deja vu of it all.
It’s like they have this hat containing slips of paper upon which the same questions that have been asked every year since the Streamline Hotel meetings are written [...]

Turns Out That Line Was Ready For Start Of 2015 Afterall
Monday, Feb 9, 2015 – 15:32 | Comments Off
Turns Out That Line Was Ready For Start Of 2015 Afterall

An interview with Jason Line two weeks ago began with an ice-breaker question that didn’t result in an ice-breaker answer. No, the two-time NHRA Pro Stock champion said, waving off standard answer of  something ike “absolutely”, he was not ready for the 2015 season to begin. He and his team needed more time to do [...]