Home » Archive by Author

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. He's a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts in History.

Articles by Jim Pedley

Topeka Represents New Beginning For Force
Thursday, May 19, 2016 – 16:52 | Comments Off on Topeka Represents New Beginning For Force
Topeka Represents New Beginning For Force

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Caesar salad which John Force was stabbing at with his fork Wednesday during lunch at a Kansas City barbecue joint was having a hard time making it into the superstar Funny Car driver’s mouth. His jaws were simply not up to the needed multi-tasking. Force […]

Kenseth Wins Dover For First Victory Of Year
Sunday, May 15, 2016 – 16:18 | Comments Off on Kenseth Wins Dover For First Victory Of Year
Kenseth Wins Dover For First Victory Of Year

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Matt Kenseth held off kid drivers Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at the Dover International Speedway Monster Mile.
The win was the first of the season for Kenseth and made him the fourth and final Joe Gibbs Racing driver to win a race and […]

Jones Wins Dover Xfinity Race
Saturday, May 14, 2016 – 19:28 | Comments Off on Jones Wins Dover Xfinity Race
Jones Wins Dover Xfinity Race

RacinToday.com
Erik Jones won Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway on Saturday.
Jones, on well-worn tires, pulled away to beat runner-up Darrell Wallace Jr. to the finish line by 1.434 seconds.
The victory was Jones second of the year ad it came in a Dash 4 Cash race.
 
 
Driving a stock car for the first time in […]

Pagenaud’s Domination Extends To Indianapolis
Saturday, May 14, 2016 – 17:16 | Comments Off on Pagenaud’s Domination Extends To Indianapolis
Pagenaud’s Domination Extends To Indianapolis

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Simon Pagenaud’s dominating start to the 2016 season rolled into Indianapolis this weekend and shows no signs of abating.
Pagenaud, who had won the previous two IndyCar Series races – in Long Beach, Calif. and Birmingham, Ala. –and finished as runner-up in the other two races this season, won Saturday’s Grand […]

Red Hot Pagenaud On Pole In Indy
Friday, May 13, 2016 – 19:03 | Comments Off on Red Hot Pagenaud On Pole In Indy
Red Hot Pagenaud On Pole In Indy

RacinToday.com
IndyCar Series points leader Simon Pagenaud drove to the pole for this weekend’s Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway infield road course on Friday.
The Team Penske driver, who has won the last two series events, won his second straight pole of 2016 and fourth of his career with a lap of 1 […]

Teams’ Brain Guys Getting Leg Up On Rule Guys
Thursday, May 12, 2016 – 15:55 | Comments Off on Teams’ Brain Guys Getting Leg Up On Rule Guys
Teams’ Brain Guys Getting Leg Up On Rule Guys

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Crossing the finish line first always tells you who won the race in motor sports, but it never tells you how the race was won. And in the long run, the how will generally determine the who.
An intriguing case study concerning one of the “hows” is currently playing out in […]

Kyle Busch’s Hatred Of Kansas Turns To Love
Sunday, May 8, 2016 – 3:16 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch’s Hatred Of Kansas Turns To Love
Kyle Busch’s Hatred Of Kansas Turns To Love

A couple years back, as he stood addressing the media after exiting the infield care center, Kyle Busch called Kansas Speedway the worst track on the Sprint Cup schedule. Hate the place, he said. On Saturday night, Busch finally picked up a victory at the series’ “worst” track.
Busch walked away from the field over the […]

Truex Wins Kansas Pole
Friday, May 6, 2016 – 20:23 | Comments Off on Truex Wins Kansas Pole
Truex Wins Kansas Pole

RacinToday.com
Martin Truex Jr. of Furniture Row Racing posted a fast lap at 28.284 seconds (190.921 mph) to win the pole for Saturday night’s Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway on Friday.
The pole was the eighth of Truex’s career and his first since April 2012 at Texas, a string of 147 races.
“It kind of took us a […]

McMurray, Ganassi Hope To Solve Speed Problems At Kansas
Friday, May 6, 2016 – 16:39 | Comments Off on McMurray, Ganassi Hope To Solve Speed Problems At Kansas
McMurray, Ganassi Hope To Solve Speed Problems At Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Missouri driver Jamie McMurray was asked the usual local-media questions about coming “home” to race this weekend. And he issued the usual polite, geographically correct answers.
“Always nice to come home,” the native of Springfield said. “Special.”
But for McMurray, reliving the past is way down there on his weekend to-do list. P1 […]

All-Star Format Announced, Sort Of Explained
Friday, May 6, 2016 – 16:19 | Comments Off on All-Star Format Announced, Sort Of Explained
All-Star Format Announced, Sort Of Explained

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Time will tell if the format for this year’s All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway will be a big challenge for the teams and drivers competiing in it. But it’s obvious right now that the format is a big challenge for those seeking to understand it.
The […]