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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.

Articles by Jim Pedley

INDYCAR’s 2016 Schedule Adds, Subtracts Historic Venues
Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 – 8:54 | Comments Off on INDYCAR’s 2016 Schedule Adds, Subtracts Historic Venues
INDYCAR’s 2016 Schedule Adds, Subtracts Historic Venues

INDYCAR announced the IndyCar Series 2016 schedule on Tuesday and it includes the addition of two historic venues and the subtraction of a third.
The schedule includes  a 16-race season – anchored by the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.
It will begin on March 13 with the street race in St. Petersburg, Fla. and […]

Late-Race Wreck: Accident Or Premeditated?
Monday, Oct 26, 2015 – 9:37 | One Comment
Late-Race Wreck: Accident Or Premeditated?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As the sun began to go down at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, and the temperatures of fans and at least a couple of drivers began to rise, one veteran NASCAR reporter took to social media to heap snark on peers who were taking shots at Kevin Harvick.
What evidence, he asked […]

Logano Sweeps Round Two; Junior Inches Short
Sunday, Oct 25, 2015 – 17:10 | Comments Off on Logano Sweeps Round Two; Junior Inches Short
Logano Sweeps Round Two; Junior Inches Short

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joey Logano didn’t need to win Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway to advance to the third round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship but did. Dale Earnhardt Jr. did need to win to advance and didn’t, though determining those results took an extended examination of video by NASCAR officials.
As […]

Thumbs Up For GWC Restart Rule
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 – 12:29 | Comments Off on Thumbs Up For GWC Restart Rule
Thumbs Up For GWC Restart Rule

When asked about revising the green-white-checkered rule that will be in effect this weekend at Talladega Supespeedway – the number allowed will be trimmed from three down to one –Jeff Gordon offered up an amendment to the amendment.
“Is there a way to get a rule where there’s none? I’d be in favor that, too,” the […]

Kenseth Says Former Pal Joey Has Truth Issues
Friday, Oct 23, 2015 – 16:03 | One Comment
Kenseth Says Former Pal Joey Has Truth Issues

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Matt Kenseth said Friday that his plans for Saturday night were to carve Halloween pumpkins with his family. Other things he said during his media session at Talladega Superspeedway – site of this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series race – indicated that fellow driver Joey Logano won’t be invited to the […]

Penalties Set Back Two Top Chase Contenders
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 – 10:11 | Comments Off on Penalties Set Back Two Top Chase Contenders
Penalties Set Back Two Top Chase Contenders

 
By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
Kansas City, Kan. – It was a picture-post card autumn day in America’s Heartland for both fans and a couple of Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship contenders at Kansas Speedway on Sunday. But on the final green flag pit stop of the Hollywood Casino 400, things got cold and […]

Junior: Confidence Is High Heading To Talladega
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 – 10:05 | Comments Off on Junior: Confidence Is High Heading To Talladega
Junior: Confidence Is High Heading To Talladega

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. used to own Talladega Superspeedway. After a disappointing run at Kansas Speedway in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400, he’ll need to re-ascend to the throne next Sunday if he is to keep his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship hopes intact.
Can do, Earnhardt, who finished […]

Kyle Busch Comes On Late To Beat Kenseth In XFINITY Race In Kansas
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 – 18:16 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Comes On Late To Beat Kenseth In XFINITY Race In Kansas
Kyle Busch Comes On Late To Beat Kenseth In XFINITY Race In Kansas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch once called Kansas Speedway his worst track. That assertion, it must be pointed out, came on a Sunday. On Saturday’s the 1.5-mile oval has been quite pleasant for the Las Vegas native.
It was again on this Saturday as Busch survived a early-race speeding penalty and then a fender […]

Truex Jr. Carrying The Colors For Little Guys
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 – 8:46 | One Comment
Truex Jr. Carrying The Colors For Little Guys

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – When you talk to NASCAR old-schoolers, and they begin to tick off the reasons why the sport no longer holds the same allure for them and why they have a tough time finding a rooting interest in the Sprint Cup Series, the conversation often turns to […]

Worsham’s Hot Streak Continues in Texas
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 – 7:16 | Comments Off on Worsham’s Hot Streak Continues in Texas
Worsham’s Hot Streak Continues in Texas

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Funny Car points leader Del Worsham reset the track record in elapsed time en route to the qualifying lead Friday at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
Dave Connolly (Top Fuel), Jonathan Gray (Pro Stock) and Karen Stoffer (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the 22nd of 24 events in the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello […]