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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.

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Johnson Won At Indy But Did He Win Indianapolis?
Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 – 10:43 | One Comment
Johnson Won At Indy But Did He Win Indianapolis?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A look final look back at a weekend of bricks and brooms:
Jimmie Johnson got his fourth Brickyard 400 victory on Sunday and quite a bit has made about him joining A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears, Al Unser Sr., Michael Schumacher and Jeff Gordon as quadruple Indianapolis winners.
Of course, all the “elite [...]

Brickyard Short On Fans, Long On Storylines
Monday, Jul 30, 2012 – 10:15 | 2 Comments
Brickyard Short On Fans, Long On Storylines

Several potentially season-altering storylines came out of Sunday’s Brickyard 400. Storylines that just might still be bouncing around the room when the Sprint Cup Series arrives at Homestead in November.
Storylines such as:
– Kyle Busch having the type of run which the racing world  had come to expect from the guy since he began driving for [...]

Hitting The Bricks Still A Thrill For Cup Drivers
Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 – 8:43 | Comments Off
Hitting The Bricks Still A Thrill For Cup Drivers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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There seems to be a building current of thought that the Brickyard 400 has lost its magic and that it’s time to board up Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the summer.
Loudly and definitively, that current of thought has not touched the NASCAR garages. Many competitors in today’s 2012 edition of the [...]

Bourdais Wins First-Ever GRAND-AM Race At Indianapolis
Friday, Jul 27, 2012 – 18:23 | Comments Off
Bourdais Wins First-Ever GRAND-AM Race At Indianapolis

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Sebastien Bourdais won the Rolex GRAND-AM Series’ inaugural race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway infield road course on Friday afternoon.
Bourdais, driving a Ford Riley Prototype for Starworks Motorsports with co-driver Alex Popow, won the race – the Brickyard Grand Peix – under caution.
“That was a pretty sweet achievement,” Bourdais, a four-time Champ Car champion and [...]

Pull The Plug On Pulling The Plug At Indy Talk
Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 – 9:10 | 7 Comments
Pull The Plug On Pulling The Plug At Indy Talk

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It’s becoming an annual rite of mid-summer: Cruise the Internet and read columns and blogs and Tweets about how the Brickyard 400 has become dung and that it’s time to shut it down. One of those babies popped up at the top of the Google search just this morning.
They’ll continue [...]

AMS Ticket Office Extends Hours
Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 – 14:31 | Comments Off

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The Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office will extend its hours, including opening on weekends, beginning on July 28 in advance of the track’s three nights of NASCAR racing during Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.
With ticket demand growing as the Atlanta race date nears on the NASCAR schedule, the AMS ticket office will be open [...]

Indy Road Course Will Be A Happy Place This Week
Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 – 9:22 | One Comment
Indy Road Course Will Be A Happy Place This Week

Despite the importance and despite the history, Formula 1 teams, drivers and foreign fans never fell in love with Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Oh, they all knew about the speedway and what went on there over the decades. And despite their reputations for being aloof and arrogant, they went out of their way to pay homage to [...]

Has The Time Come For The NHRA To Get SAFER?
Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012 – 9:30 | One Comment
Has The Time Come For The NHRA To Get SAFER?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Some final thoughts about a final relatively quiet weekend of racing before the fan blades become soiled by things like chases to Chases, countdowns to Countdowns and other playoff-like runs to championships:
– After watching a particularly scary crash at Bandimere Speedway over the weekend, you have to wonder if the [...]

Pickett Team Muscles Way To Victory In Mosport
Monday, Jul 23, 2012 – 6:32 | Comments Off
Pickett Team Muscles Way To Victory In Mosport

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With Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr driving, Muscle Milk Pickett Racing won for the third straight year at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park with a victory Sunday in the fifth round of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.
The team won the Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport in the No. 6 [...]

Massey Streaks To Provisional Pole In Colorado
Saturday, Jul 21, 2012 – 6:57 | Comments Off
Massey Streaks To Provisional Pole In Colorado

Points-leader Spencer Massey continued his recent surge in Top Fuel, racing to the provisional qualifying lead Friday at the 33rd annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also took provisional top spots in their respective categories at [...]