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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

NASCAR Pulls Wraps Off Of 2015 Schedule
Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 – 16:33 | Comments Off
NASCAR Pulls Wraps Off Of 2015 Schedule

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
There were no bombshells when NASCAR unveiled its 2015 schedule on Tuesday – much to the dismay of those who wanted a road race in the Chase –but there was a cherry bomb or two.
On the move again, is the Cup date at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Moved to Labor Day [...]

Stewart To Sit Out Bristol
Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 – 16:16 | Comments Off
Stewart To Sit Out Bristol

A still grieving Tony Stewart has decided not to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Veteran driver Jeff Burton, a winner of 21 Sprint Cup races, will pilot the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing in place of Stewart for the second straight [...]

Gordon’s Restarted Career Continues At MIS
Sunday, Aug 17, 2014 – 15:27 | Comments Off
Gordon’s Restarted Career Continues At MIS

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Last January, during the annual Sprint Cup Series media tour in North Carolina, Jeff Gordon talked at length about the trouble he has been having with restarts during the double-file restart era. On Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, however, it was a perfect restart with 17 laps to go that [...]

‘Slumps’ Nothing New To Johnson’s Title Runs
Sunday, Aug 17, 2014 – 8:48 | Comments Off
‘Slumps’ Nothing New To Johnson’s Title Runs

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Seems you couldn’t really be considered a legit reporter or editor this week if you weren’t writing about Jimmie Johnson’s rare slump. The thing is, the kind of “slump” that Johnson is going through in Sprint Cup right now is not rare. Not even close, and not even during his [...]

Penske’s Power Lead Qualifying In Milwaukee
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 – 19:01 | Comments Off
Penske’s Power Lead Qualifying In Milwaukee

Will Power, looking to gain momentum in his bid to win the 2014 IndyCar Series championship, won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s race at the Milwaukee Mile.
Team Penske’s Power won the pole at the historic flat track with a lap at 169.262 mph.
“I think I have three (poles) this year,” Power said, “but just [...]

Allmendinger Berth: Good Or Bad For Chase?
Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 – 8:44 | 4 Comments
Allmendinger Berth: Good Or Bad For Chase?

AJ Allmendinger and his relatively tiny JTG/Daugherty Racing team won Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International and immediately became a virtual lock to earn one of 16 berths in the series’ playoffs.
Is that a positive asset of the new Chase system, or one of its flaws?
By most measures, Allmendinger’s run to victory at [...]

Allmendinger Wins The Glen, Likely Chase Berth
Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 – 16:47 | Comments Off
Allmendinger Wins The Glen, Likely Chase Berth

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Two of NASCAR’s best road course wheelmen duked it out for both the race victory and a berth in the Chase over the final laps of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at the Watkins Glen International road course.
When the checkered flag finally fell, putting an end to the race and gripping [...]

Wreck Stops Race, Spurs Calls For Changes
Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 – 15:11 | Comments Off
Wreck Stops Race, Spurs Calls For Changes

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A scary wreck just after the mid-point of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International brought out loud and sometimes angry calls for improved safety measures at the aging New York road course.
The wreck occurred on Lap 55 of the 90-lap event.
As the field came out of the [...]

IMSA Releases 2015 Tudor Schedule
Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 – 12:02 | Comments Off
IMSA Releases 2015 Tudor Schedule

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IMSA today announced a 12-event calendar for the 2015 Tudor United SportsCar Championship season on Sunday.
Each of the four TUDOR Championship classes will compete in 10 races.
The schedule includes the addition at the historic Lime Rock Park. The race at the Lakeville, Conn. circuit will be held on Saturday, July 25.
The season opens with the [...]

Road Racers Become Chase Relevant
Friday, Aug 8, 2014 – 19:51 | Comments Off
Road Racers Become Chase Relevant

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In pre-constant-tinkering NASCAR, road racing aces like Marcos Ambrose and AJ Allmendinger would be fading into the real of insignificance at this time of the year.
This year? Thanks to the latest round of rule hammering, one of them could come out of this weekend with a Chase berth.
That’s because this [...]