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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

British ‘Reserve’ To Meet NASCAR Car Culture
Monday, Apr 30, 2012 – 10:41 | Comments Off
British ‘Reserve’ To Meet NASCAR Car Culture

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The television show “Top Gear” is crude, condescending, intellectually dishonest, contradictory, pretentious and self-important. Its three hosts are churlish, arrogant and bellicose. “Top Gear” is also – in spite of, and, undoubtedly because of all of the above – extremely entertaining.
In fact, it may be the best show on television [...]

Angelelli And Taylor Beat Rain And Field In Homestead
Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 – 16:33 | Comments Off
Angelelli And Taylor Beat Rain And Field In Homestead

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Ricky Taylor and Max Angelelli returned to Victory Lane in the Grand Prix of Miami on Sunday. The two co-drove their SunTrust/Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype car to victory for the first time in the Rolex GRAND-AM Sports Car Racing in 2012 and they did it in the rain.
In the GT [...]

Swindell Adds To Knoxville Resume
Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 – 8:34 | Comments Off

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Sammy Swindell passed Brian Brown for the lead on lap 15 and cruised to his 15th career World of Outlaws victory and 48th overall at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday.
The win was his third of the season and allowed Swindell to regain the points lead, which has been swapped seven times this season. Swindell holds a [...]

Busch Celebrates, Others Fume After Richmond
Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 – 21:45 | One Comment
Busch Celebrates, Others Fume After Richmond

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
With the aid of what was reported to be a plastic water bottle, and what was obviously a pit crew in high gear, Kyle Busch won the Capital City 400 Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night.
The victory was the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s first in 20 [...]

Will Yellow Fever Return Tonight In Richmond?
Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 – 9:33 | Comments Off
Will Yellow Fever Return Tonight In Richmond?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Wrecks have always been a controversial issue in racing and they are again this weekend at Richmond International Raceway, site of tonight’s Capital City 400 Sprint Cup event.
Except this time around, the question being asked about them is:  How come so few and do we need more of them?
People who [...]

Many Hope Pastrana Can Bring Action To NASCAR
Friday, Apr 27, 2012 – 9:18 | Comments Off
Many Hope Pastrana Can Bring Action To NASCAR

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Travis Pastrana’s career has been based upon his ability to execute amazing, high-flying jumps. This weekend, he will attempt to stick the landing on what may be the most important jump of his career: The much-anticipated, long-delayed jump into NASCAR’s big time.
The action-sports star is scheduled to drive in theVirginia 529 [...]

Thoughts On Asphalt, Streaks And Turbos
Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 – 10:43 | One Comment
Thoughts On Asphalt, Streaks And Turbos

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A couple of random useless thoughts and opinions on racing:
Can’t remember a time when asphalt was making a big buzz the way it has been this year. No kidding, pave jobs are making headlines.
And, stirring debate: My aggregate is better than yours. Oh yeah, well my substrata is less prone [...]

Miller Has Waltrip Racing Enjoying The High Life
Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 – 12:29 | One Comment
Miller Has Waltrip Racing Enjoying The High Life

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – It’s the day before the eighth Sprint Cup race of the season and the temperature is knuckle-reddening cold, the wind is shredding flags and banners, and the Kansas Speedway track surface is coming up in five-inch chunks.
If Scott Miller, the vice president of competition for Michael [...]

Changes At Gibbs Racing Appear To Be Paying Off
Monday, Apr 23, 2012 – 10:26 | Comments Off
Changes At Gibbs Racing Appear To Be Paying Off

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Time was, a solitary victory at a race in mid-April at a track in the Midwest wouldn’t have produced much action on J.D. Gibbs’ satisfaction-o-meter. But following the STP 400 at Kansas Speedway Sunday, the look on Gibbs’s face indicated that the SOM needle had taken [...]

Hamlin Gets the Victory At Kansas Speedway
Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 – 15:06 | Comments Off
Hamlin Gets the Victory At Kansas Speedway

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Denny Hamlin passed Ryan Truex Jr. with 31 laps to go and held on to win the STP 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday.
The victory was the second of the year for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver as he won at Phoenix International [...]