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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

Gen 6 Cup Cars Prove Comfy-Cozy For Gen 6 Drivers
Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 – 11:19 | One Comment
Gen 6 Cup Cars Prove Comfy-Cozy For Gen 6 Drivers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
If you’re an old-schooler – one who thinks that stock car racing was better back in the day because driving cars that were actually showroom-based offered a better test of men and machine than have modern Sprint Cup cars – the new Gen 6 vehicles tested this week at Charlotte [...]

Keselowski Named Winner Of 2012 DOTY Award
Thursday, Dec 6, 2012 – 10:01 | Comments Off
Keselowski Named Winner Of 2012 DOTY Award

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Brad Keselowski capped off The Year of the Beer Thursday when he was named winner of the 2012 Driver of the Year award.
The 28-year-old NASCAR Sprint Cup champion from Rochester Hills, Mich., won the DOTY honor by earning 18 votes from the panel of 19 media members who participate in [...]

Here’s Hoping For Better Sources Of Inspiration
Friday, Nov 30, 2012 – 11:07 | 3 Comments
Here’s Hoping For Better Sources Of Inspiration

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Brad Keselowski Show has been a hoot. Fun bit after fun bit. Some bits well thought out and serious, some spontaneous and humorous. Almost all, insightful. No doubt there will be more of the same when the 2012 Sprint Cup champion steps right up to the microphone for his [...]

Bad Brad Could Be A Real Tiger For NASCAR
Monday, Nov 19, 2012 – 13:07 | 2 Comments
Bad Brad Could Be A Real Tiger For NASCAR

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Those documenting the retreat of NASCAR as a major American exhibition-sport attraction can scratch “dull champion” off their lists of reasons-why. In Brad Keselowski, NASCAR appears to have found its Tiger Woods – pre pathetic public meltdown, that is.
Now comes the part where we all find out if having a [...]

The Future Will Push The Past Aside Today
Sunday, Nov 18, 2012 – 10:19 | Comments Off
The Future Will Push The Past Aside Today

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jimmie Johnson insisted Thursday that he just has this feeling that somehow, some way, he will win his sixth Sprint Cup championship on Sunday. Can’t explain it, he said.
Over in a publishing plant in Olathe, Kan., NASCAR guys this week were saying the same thing: Johnson picks up where he [...]

Johnson Pulls Out A New Weapon In Title Chase
Friday, Nov 16, 2012 – 10:26 | Comments Off
Johnson Pulls Out A New Weapon In Title Chase

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Down 20 points to a toaster-coil hot but inexperienced challenger with just 400 miles to go before the 2012 Sprint Cup championship is decided, Jimmie Johnson introduced psychological warfare into the fight on media day.
No, he didn’t go U.S. vs. Noriega by blaring loud rock music at Brad Keselowski’s hotel, [...]

Bad Brad Knows About Racing And Theater
Monday, Nov 12, 2012 – 18:59 | 5 Comments
Bad Brad Knows About Racing And Theater

Once again, on Sunday afternoon, Brad Keselowski showed championship form.
Yes, on the race track, where he used a wonderful pairing of hammer and scalpel to fashion an improbable top-six finish which in all likelihood, earned him the 2012 Sprint Cup title.
But also after the race at Phoenix International Raceway. It was then that he showed [...]

The Cup Championship Is Keselowski’s To Lose
Sunday, Nov 11, 2012 – 18:31 | One Comment
The Cup Championship Is Keselowski’s To Lose

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Brad Keselowski will head to South Florida for the final race of the 2012 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship next weekend needing just to stay out of trouble to win his first NASCAR championship. That is, Keselowski will just need to do what Jimmie Johnson could not do during Sunday’s [...]

A Bounce-Back Championship Would Be A Biggie
Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 – 11:52 | Comments Off
A Bounce-Back Championship Would Be A Biggie

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Who knows which moment or race or Chase will end up defining Jimmie Johnson’s driving career: The guy looks capable of having one of the longest periods of peak performance in all of sports history.
But a candidate for Johnson’s defining moment has emerged this fall. His run to and through [...]

Johnson Has One Huge Advantage In This Chase
Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 – 7:48 | Comments Off
Johnson Has One Huge Advantage In This Chase

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Talent? Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson both have shelves stacked full of that. Great equipment? The two drivers leading the point standings are well-stocked there as well. Wrenchers? Chad Knaus is this era’s Spanner Boy but Paul Wolfe’s is builing a nice reputation of his own and may just be [...]