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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

Carpenter Fills Out Indy Field On Bumpless Day
Sunday, May 20, 2012 – 18:18 | Comments Off
Carpenter Fills Out Indy Field On Bumpless Day

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
There was no bumping on Bump Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but IndyCar Series officials did avoid a public relations setback when the field for the 2012 Indianapolis 500 was filled out to its capacity of 33 cars and drivers.
Ed Carpenter, who suffered through a horrible Pole Day on Saturday [...]

Grubnic Surprise Winner In Topeka
Sunday, May 20, 2012 – 16:52 | Comments Off
Grubnic Surprise Winner In Topeka

Dave Grubnic broke a long winless streak Sunday when he won the Top Fuel competition at the Dollar General NHRA Summer Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.
The Kalitta Motorsports driver beat Spencer Massey of Don Schumacher Racing in the finals with a pass in 3.893 seconds and at 319.07 mph.
The victory was the first for Grubnic [...]

All-Star Moments: No. 1 – Turf War Breaks Out
Saturday, May 19, 2012 – 12:32 | One Comment
All-Star Moments: No. 1 – Turf War Breaks Out

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s NASCAR All-Star Race week. It’s a week that culminates in a race which, despite of the fact – or maybe because of the fact – that it pays no points, has produced some of the Sprint Cup Series’ most memorable moments.
Which All-Star Races are the most memorable? This week, [...]

The Objective, Sarge Says, Is The Championship
Friday, May 18, 2012 – 16:53 | Comments Off
The Objective, Sarge Says, Is The Championship

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
TOPEKA, Kan. – Everything about Tony Schumacher as he sat at a lunch table in his team’s compound at Heartland Park Topeka on Friday said this: No wins, no problem. His words, his tone, his body language: No wins, no problem.
For a simple reason. Schumacher, a seven-time NHRA Top Fuel champion, [...]

All-Star Moments: No. 2 – The Son Lights Up CMS
Friday, May 18, 2012 – 8:24 | One Comment
All-Star Moments: No. 2 – The Son Lights Up CMS

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s NASCAR All-Star Race week. It’s a week that culminates in a race which, despite the fact – or maybe because of the fact – that it pays no points, has produced some of the Sprint Cup Series’ most memorable moments.
Which All-Star Races are the most memorable? This week, RacinToday.com [...]

Lucas Hopes To Bounce Back Upward In Topeka
Thursday, May 17, 2012 – 15:14 | Comments Off
Lucas Hopes To Bounce Back Upward In Topeka

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The subject of weather is often little more than fodder for filling awkward pauses during conversations. But on Wednesday afternoon, Top Fuel driver Morgan Lucas slowly lowered his fork-full of tasty barbeque and opened his his wide when the upcoming weekend’s weather entered the conversation.
Because as [...]

All-Star Moments: No. 3 – One Hot Night In Charlotte
Thursday, May 17, 2012 – 8:03 | Comments Off
All-Star Moments: No. 3 – One Hot Night In Charlotte

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The link between the Sprint Cup Series and its roots was stronger back in the early 1990s. There was more of a connection between what was happening on Sunday afternoons at superspeedways and what was taking place at short tracks on Friday and Saturday nights.
In 1992, organizers of the NASCAR [...]

All-Star Moments: No. 4 – Jaws, Junior And The Beginning
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 – 8:47 | Comments Off
All-Star Moments: No. 4 – Jaws, Junior And The Beginning

It’s NASCAR All-Star Race week. It’s a week that culminates in a race which, despite the fact – or maybe because of the fact – that it pays no points, has produced some of the Sprint Cup Series’ most memorable moments.
Which All-Star Races are the most memorable? This week, RacinToday.com will count down it’s [...]

All-Star Moments: No. 5 – ‘The Tide Slide’
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 – 9:31 | Comments Off
All-Star Moments: No. 5 – ‘The Tide Slide’

It’s NASCAR All-Star Race week. It’s a week that culminates in a race which, despite the fact – or maybe because of the fact – that it pays no points, has produced some of the Sprint Cup Series’ most memorable moments.
Which All-Star Races are the most memorable? This week, RacinToday.com will count down it’s top [...]

Rick Hendrick’s 200th Victory Is A Classic
Monday, May 14, 2012 – 11:32 | Comments Off
Rick Hendrick’s 200th Victory Is A Classic

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s tough to get a perspective on numbers in auto racing. The sport just changes so often. In fact it is changing, basically, from day to day as technological advances, rules, schedules and facilities all make for a sport that is in constant flux.
Not so with stick-and-ball. The only significant [...]