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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

Pedley: Keselowski May Be Carrying The Flag For NASCAR
Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 – 14:33 | 8 Comments
Pedley: Keselowski May Be Carrying The Flag For NASCAR

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The local television and newspaper folks had long since left the building. Video crews were coiling up their cables and talking to each other about their next assignments. The “Winner’s Circle” appearance was over and done and construction workers who are putting the finishing touches on [...]

So, What Exactly Just Happened Here?
Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 – 18:37 | 9 Comments
So, What Exactly Just Happened Here?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Suddenly, with the release of a really, really vague statement by stock-car racing’s chief appellate officer, the No. 48 team of Hendrick Motorsports moved from starring role to bit player in the young 2012 season’s biggest controversy.
Taking the team’s place at ground zero of the controversy are the egg-faced trinity [...]

New Bristol Not Attracting Old NASCAR Fans
Monday, Mar 19, 2012 – 11:01 | 6 Comments
New Bristol Not Attracting Old NASCAR Fans

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Food City 500 Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway checked in at No. 2 in this past weekend’s turnstile competition. The winner, and by a healthy margin, was the Twelve Hours of Sebring sports car race.
Hard to believe but, apparently true. A race with cars which look like [...]

Jim Pedley: Corvette And Sebring Joined At The Fenders
Friday, Mar 16, 2012 – 10:42 | Comments Off
Jim Pedley: Corvette And Sebring Joined At The Fenders

Doug Fehan took several seconds and one step backward on Thursday as he attempted to answer a question about two of his favorite subjects; the Sebring 12-hour race and Corvettes.
Finally, Fehan, General Motors’ program manager for Corvette Racing, hit on an answer which seemed to satisfy him after he was awkwardly asked: Um, er, duh, [...]

Smart Can Get You Into Trouble In NASCAR Today
Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 – 9:51 | Comments Off
Smart Can Get You Into Trouble In NASCAR Today

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Hendrick Motorsports will not completely win its final appeal of penalties leveled on it after Jimmie Johnson’s car failed inspection at Daytona last month.
Chief appellate officer John Middlebrook may reduced fines or shorten terms of suspensions or amend point reductions, but Johnson, team owner Rick Hendrick, crew chief Chad Knaus [...]

Biffle And Puccia Head East First In Points, Smiles
Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 – 11:19 | Comments Off
Biffle And Puccia Head East First In Points, Smiles

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
One week ago, Greg Biffle was doing the rub the hands together in excitement thing. He was about to take to the track at Las Vegas and he figured that racing at that 1.5-mile tri-oval would give him and his Roush Fenway Racing team a good look at their competitive [...]

Greg Anderson Keeps Summit at The Summit
Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 – 9:09 | Comments Off
Greg Anderson Keeps Summit at The Summit

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Summit Racing Pro Stock team had a rare bad weekend at the NHRA Tire Kingdom Gatornationals. Bad, of course, being a relative term.
Neither of the Summit Pontiac drivers came away with the victory in Gainesville, but one of the two made it to the final round of eliminations. And [...]

Are Potential Evils Of EFI Creeping Into NASCAR?
Monday, Mar 12, 2012 – 10:05 | One Comment
Are Potential Evils Of EFI Creeping Into NASCAR?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It wasn’t simple stubbornness or adherence to tradition that prompted NASCAR officials, for decade after decade, to resist a move to electronic fuel injection. It certainly wasn’t stupidity.
It was fear. And not irrational fear.
And Sunday afternoon, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, on the third race weekend of the season in [...]

The Las Vegas Face Lift Has Its Pros and Cons
Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 – 9:37 | Comments Off
The Las Vegas Face Lift Has Its Pros and Cons

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
NASCAR teams and drivers don’t really care for the term “cookie-cutter” when it’s applied to 1.5-mile tri-oval race tracks. They talk themselves blue  insisting that all tracks – even those that may look alike – are significantly different. But, the term won’t go away. And neither will those tracks.
Some have been [...]

Lucas Oil To Sponsor The Greek
Friday, Mar 9, 2012 – 16:58 | Comments Off
Lucas Oil To Sponsor The Greek

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Lucas Oil founder Forrest Lucas has announced a unique sponsorship of Chris Karamesines that will last as long as the drag racing legend competes.
Lucas Oil first joined Karamesines, widely known as “the Greek,” for seven national events in 2011 to rave reviews from the media and fans.
“The Greek is a legend in our sport,” Lucas [...]