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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

Audi’s Reign Continues At The 2012 Le Mans 24
Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 – 8:01 | Comments Off
Audi’s Reign Continues At The 2012 Le Mans 24

By Jim Pedley | Manaing Editor
RacinToday.com
Audi continued its reign at Le Mans on Sunday when its LMP1 cars swept the podium at the 80th running of the famed 24-hour race.
Winning was the No. 1 Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro hybrid of Audi Sport Team Joest which was driven by Andre Lotterer, Marcel Fassler and Benoit Treluyer.
It [...]

Vickers Eager To Take A Ride In The Country
Friday, Jun 15, 2012 – 16:33 | Comments Off
Vickers Eager To Take A Ride In The Country

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Brian Vickers had a, well, memorable road racing career when he was a Sprint Cup regular. Some of those memories were good, like when he won the pole in Sonoma in 2009. Some, not so good, like at Sonoma last year when he intentionally punted Tony Stewart in a move [...]

Michigan Paves The Way In Big Weekend Of Racing
Thursday, Jun 14, 2012 – 15:33 | Comments Off
Michigan Paves The Way In Big Weekend Of Racing

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The big stories in the big events in pro racing this weekend will be:
Sprint Cup – Another week, another race at a newly paved race track. This week, it’s Michigan International Speedway near Brooklyn.
As with Pocono, site of last weekend’s race, Michigan was fast before the repave. With a smoother [...]

Texas Racing Was Clean, But Was It Texas-y?
Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 – 18:11 | Comments Off
Texas Racing Was Clean, But Was It Texas-y?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
After Saturday’s Firestone 550k IndyCar Series race, a seemingly intractable principle of auto racing went on display at Texas Motor Speedway: The principle which says that what is good for competitors is not always good for the ticket-buying fans.
It went on display when happy driver after relieved driver emerged from [...]

Logano And Martin Fates Continue To Be Linked
Monday, Jun 11, 2012 – 10:06 | One Comment
Logano And Martin Fates Continue To Be Linked

So, ironic much that Joey Logano bumped Mark Martin out of his way with a couple laps left to go Sunday at Pocono in order to get his first non-asterisk victory in the Sprint Cup Series? And how ironic was it that a slight bobble by the normally mistake-proof Martin, allowed Logano into position to [...]

Logano Bumps Way To Victory At Pocono
Sunday, Jun 10, 2012 – 15:31 | Comments Off
Logano Bumps Way To Victory At Pocono

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Pole-sitter Joey Logano took the lead with just under four laps to go and went on to win the Pocono 400 Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway on Sunday afternoon.
The victory was the first of the year and the second of the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s career. It came in [...]

Race Day: They’ve Taken The Pokey Out Of Pocono
Sunday, Jun 10, 2012 – 9:07 | Comments Off
Race Day: They’ve Taken The Pokey Out Of Pocono

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Today’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway should get fans and competitors back to their homes and routines a lot quick than in years past. Like, for the first time in memory, while they’re still young.
Because not only are this year’s Cup stops at Pocono being mercifully trimmed back [...]

Down-Sized Pocono Races A Hit With Cup Drivers
Friday, Jun 8, 2012 – 17:03 | One Comment
Down-Sized Pocono Races A Hit With Cup Drivers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Calls for the shortening of Sprint Cup races at Pocono Raceway have been answered as this year’s events will be 400 miles in length rather than 500. Voices emanating from the garages at Pocono Friday, were very thankful for the change.
“Four hundred miles is still a really long time,” driver [...]

INDYCAR Again Digs Self Into A Dark Hole
Thursday, Jun 7, 2012 – 9:30 | 4 Comments
INDYCAR Again Digs Self Into A Dark Hole

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 [...]

Kurt, Dude, What The Heck Are You Thinking?
Wednesday, Jun 6, 2012 – 5:07 | 4 Comments
Kurt, Dude, What The Heck Are You Thinking?

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 [...]