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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

Kenseth, JGR Issued Huge Penalties By NASCAR
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 – 12:15 | 5 Comments
Kenseth, JGR Issued Huge Penalties By NASCAR

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
NASCAR officials have slammed Matt Kenseth and his Joe Gibbs Racing team with major penalties as a result of rules violations discovered in the post-race engine inspection April 23 at the series’ Research and Development Center.
The violations appear to be connect to use of an illegal piston rod.
Toyota Racing Development officials [...]

Bad Brad Terrific At Keeping His Head On Race Day
Monday, Apr 22, 2013 – 9:13 | Comments Off
Bad Brad Terrific At Keeping His Head On Race Day

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Penske Racing vice president Walt Czarnecki took a half-circle inspection tour around Brad Keselowski’s race car as it was about to be loaded into the team hauler following Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway. What was left of the car, any way.
Kind of apropos he [...]

Kenseth Goes Back To Back At Kansas Speedway
Sunday, Apr 21, 2013 – 15:19 | Comments Off
Kenseth Goes Back To Back At Kansas Speedway

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Matt Kenseth made it two straight at Kansas Speedway as he took the lead coming out of the pits with 43 laps to go, held it the rest of the way and won the STP 400 Sprint Cup race on Sunday.
The victory for Kenseth, the Joe [...]

Ganassi Duo Wins Road Atlanta
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 – 20:01 | Comments Off
Ganassi Duo Wins Road Atlanta

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Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas scored a dominant victory in the Visual Studio Ultimate Grand Prix of Atlanta, the first GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race at historic Road Atlanta.
Pruett recorded one of the first victories of his storied career at the circuit in 1986 – winning an IMSA Camel GTO race – in addition [...]

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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]