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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 Hall of Fame Includes Mark Martin, Evernham On List of 2016 Nominees
Friday, Feb 20, 2015 – 19:25 | One Comment
NASCAR Hall of Fame Includes Mark Martin, Evernham On List of 2016 Nominees

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The NASCAR Hall of Fame announced nominees for it Class of 2016 on Friday and it includes popular driver Mark Martin and 19 others.
Martin and three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion crew chief Ray Evernham are new to the list of nominees.
Other first-time nominees announced Friday by NASCAR are legendary crew chief Harry Hyde, on […]

NASCAR Suspends Kurt Busch
Friday, Feb 20, 2015 – 19:17 | Comments Off on NASCAR Suspends Kurt Busch
NASCAR Suspends Kurt Busch

NASCAR has indefinitely suspended driver Kurt Busch for actions detrimental to stock car racing, it was announced on Friday.
NASCAR took action following the release Friday of a supplemental disposition setting forth the findings and conclusions that formed the basis for the Family Court of the State of Delaware’s decision on Monday to issue an Order […]

Cup Notes: Harvick-Logano Feud Rekindles
Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 – 10:05 | Comments Off on Cup Notes: Harvick-Logano Feud Rekindles
Cup Notes: Harvick-Logano Feud Rekindles

Guess the off season didn’t result in any rust forming on the feud between Sprint Cup drivers Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano.
A late wreck involving the two resulted in fighting words when the two got out of their cars after the race.
“(Logano) just drove us straight in the fence,” Harvick, the 2014 Cup champion from […]

Kenseth Shows Unlimited Potential In Daytona
Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 – 9:03 | Comments Off on Kenseth Shows Unlimited Potential In Daytona
Kenseth Shows Unlimited Potential In Daytona

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Winless in Sprint Cup in 2014, Matt Kenseth started out the 2015 season by capturing Saturday Night’s Sprint Unlimited all-star-ish race.
While the 75-lap exhibition event didn’t pay championship points, it did put some smiles on the faces of Kenseth and his Joe Gibbs Racing team. And, perhaps better still, the […]

The Champ Opens Speedweeks By Opening Up
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 – 9:24 | Comments Off on The Champ Opens Speedweeks By Opening Up
The Champ Opens Speedweeks By Opening Up

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kevin Harvick arrived at Daytona International Speedway for Speedweeks this month as The Man. After 14 years and 502 Sprint Cup starts, the driver with the built-in smirk finally got to walk the grounds at stock car racing’s grandest stage as a champion.
One of his first duties was to put […]

Daytona Media Day: It All Seems So Very Familiar
Friday, Feb 13, 2015 – 10:21 | Comments Off on Daytona Media Day: It All Seems So Very Familiar
Daytona Media Day: It All Seems So Very Familiar

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The thing that strikes you as you watch Media Day at Daytona International Speedway in February is the deja vu of it all.
It’s like they have this hat containing slips of paper upon which the same questions that have been asked every year since the Streamline Hotel meetings are written […]

Turns Out That Line Was Ready For Start Of 2015 Afterall
Monday, Feb 9, 2015 – 15:32 | Comments Off on Turns Out That Line Was Ready For Start Of 2015 Afterall
Turns Out That Line Was Ready For Start Of 2015 Afterall

An interview with Jason Line two weeks ago began with an ice-breaker question that didn’t result in an ice-breaker answer. No, the two-time NHRA Pro Stock champion said, waving off standard answer of  something ike “absolutely”, he was not ready for the 2015 season to begin. He and his team needed more time to do […]

Line Forgets Foul Ending To 2014; Turns Thoughts To Winternationals
Friday, Feb 6, 2015 – 10:13 | Comments Off on Line Forgets Foul Ending To 2014; Turns Thoughts To Winternationals
Line Forgets Foul Ending To 2014; Turns Thoughts To Winternationals

During a telephone interview earlier this week, Jason Line sounded as though he knew exactly what question he was going to be asked first and he had an answer loaded and ready – probably because he had been asked the question more times than he would prefer in recent months.
Thoughts about the last run of […]

Wayne Taylor Racing Penalized For Rolex Violation
Friday, Jan 30, 2015 – 17:53 | Comments Off on Wayne Taylor Racing Penalized For Rolex Violation
Wayne Taylor Racing Penalized For Rolex Violation

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The No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Prototype team and drivers Jordan Taylor, Ricky Taylor and Max Angelelli have been reclassified as finishing last in the Prototype class in the Rolex 24 At Daytona due to a violation of drive-time rules. In the Rolex 24, the maximum drive time was no more than four hours in […]

Dixon Gives Ganassi Racing Victory In The Rolex
Sunday, Jan 25, 2015 – 14:15 | One Comment
Dixon Gives Ganassi Racing Victory In The Rolex

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Scott Dixon tracked down and passed Jordan Taylor with just over and hour to go and went on to win the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.
Dixon, driving the No. 02 Ford-powered Riley of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, took the checkered flag at the end […]