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
The engines of the cars in this year’s darn-good Indianapolis 500 had barely cooled – well, except for the Lotus engines, which were thoroughly cooled after being black flagged for being, basically, lousy – when talk of an INDYCAR revolt began to surface.
A revolt against the series’ leader, president and CEO Randy Bernard.
It was a [...]
Perhaps the craziest thing about the latest incident involving Kurt Busch is this: It was a great question that the reporter asked. It was an essential question and had Busch answered it, he would be getting ready to head to Pocono today and NASCAR fans would know a lot more about an important subject.
The incident [...]
Given his driving talents, his team’s equipment and, oh yes, the fact that he has been the best driver of his generation – if not of all time – the question that was put to Jimmie Johnson after Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Dover seemed pretty reasonable.
The answer he gave was equally reasonable and equally [...]
It’s pretty tough to wring a consensus out of drivers on about any subject. But it seems that most Sprint Cup drivers seem to have nice feelings about Dover International Speedway, site of today’s FedEx 400.
Now, getting them to agree to why they like it is a different story.
Here is what some of those drivers [...]
Ryan Truex won the pole on Saturday morning for Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway.
Truex, who underwent surgery on his appendix last week, posted a lap at 154.746 mph at the Monster Mile.
Second fastest in qualifying for the 5-Hour Energy 200 was Joey Logano. His lap speed was 154.453 mph. Third [...]
Ryan Truex will be racing in the Nationwide Series race this weekend a week after having surgery on his appendix.
He answered questions about the situation on Friday at Dover.
DoverHow are you able to race so soon after an appendectomy?
“When I was laying there in the hospital bed, I guess it was last Monday (May 21) [...]
Courtesy of the 2012 GRAND-AM Series schedule, Max Angelelli heads straight from Victory Lane into the unknown this weekend. Oh, except for a couple of stops at the video game console along the way.
Next up for all the teams and drivers of the series is the Detroit stop on the schedule: The Chevrolet 200 at [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
It was a calm Steve Torrence who settled into a padded-metal chair, leaned back and propped his feet up on another chair in the lounge of his Top Fuel car hauler at Heartland Park Topeka a couple weeks ago. Really calm. Eerily calm.
Certainly, ironically calm considering what he is doing [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
In no particular order, one person’s list of top racing-related moments from what is one person’s favorite week of racing of the year:
– Pre-race at Indianapolis. There is no debate about which is the biggest, most important and most spectacular auto race in America. It’s Indy and it’s not even [...]
Red Horse Racing announced today that it will suspend operations of the No. 7 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team driven by rookie of the year contender, John King, effective immediately.
Due to lack of sponsorship funding, the No. 7 will be cutting back its program until further notice.
The organization will continue to operate the No. [...]