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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

Le Mans Increased The Cool Factor Of Hybrid Tech
Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 – 9:07 | Comments Off
Le Mans Increased The Cool Factor Of Hybrid Tech

A final look back at the last weekend of racing:
The road to hilarity is paved with failed gadgetry. You know; like that guy on ice skates in the old film clips who straps a rocket to his back and ends up setting his butt on fire.
But in the wake of the lead-up, and then the [...]

‘All-Right Dude’ Puts NASCAR In All-Right Mood
Monday, Jun 18, 2012 – 9:58 | One Comment
‘All-Right Dude’ Puts NASCAR In All-Right Mood

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
To be a sports writer is to be a cynic when it comes to sports heroes. When you get to witness first hand the behavior of top athletes after the television lights go off, after the last  begrudging autograph is signed and the back is turned to the public at-large, [...]

Did Late Practice Fix Or Create Problems At MIS?
Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 – 9:31 | One Comment
Did Late Practice Fix Or Create Problems At MIS?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Scheduling an extra practice Saturday so that Sprint Cup teams could test new, harder tires on Michigan International Speedway’s new, ultra-high speed pavement seemed like a good idea – at the time. However, it proved costly.
The harder left-side tires brought in did slow the cars, but the stress placed on [...]

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 [...]