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

Articles by Jim Pedley

Just Win Baby? Not In The Chase Playoffs
Monday, Oct 24, 2016 – 12:22 | One Comment
Just Win Baby? Not In The Chase Playoffs

Put a microphone or notebook in front of professional race car drivers and ask them about anything remotely close to strategy and nine times out of 10 you get a face full of cliches about how winning is the one and only strategy.
Then on the tenth of the 10 times you ask, you get the […]

Truex To Start Nasty Old Talladega From The Pole
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 – 18:10 | Comments Off on Truex To Start Nasty Old Talladega From The Pole
Truex To Start Nasty Old Talladega From The Pole

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
While everybody wants to start Sprint Cup races from the pole, drivers hoping to win at Talladega really, really want to start from the pole. The reason: To keep ahead of the chaos of pack racing going on behind.
Martin Truex Jr. earned the right to at least start Sunday’s 500-miler […]

Survivor Harvick Runs To Victory In Kansas
Sunday, Oct 16, 2016 – 17:00 | Comments Off on Survivor Harvick Runs To Victory In Kansas
Survivor Harvick Runs To Victory In Kansas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kevin Harvick needed a victory at Kansas Speedway on Sunday or one at dreaded Talladega next weekend to move into the Round of Eight in NASCAR’s Chase playoffs. He got that win at Kansas.
Way down the list in terms of points as a result of suffering […]

Bowyer Ready To Say Seeya To Character Building
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 – 12:50 | One Comment
Bowyer Ready To Say Seeya To Character Building

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Back in June, driver Tony Stewart told the racing world that, no, he was not having second thoughts about retiring after the current season and, in fact, he could not wait to begin doing other, more fun things in life.
How nice.
Clint Bowyer can’t wait to see Stewart retire […]

Kenseth Wins Pole In Kansas
Friday, Oct 14, 2016 – 19:34 | Comments Off on Kenseth Wins Pole In Kansas
Kenseth Wins Pole In Kansas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Chase driver Matt Kenseth on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday.
Kenseth edged Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch in Friday’s s knockout qualifying session at the 1.5-mile track. with a lap at 28.112 seconds (192.089 mph) to Busch’s 28.113 seconds […]

Cup Changes For ’17 Detailed
Friday, Oct 14, 2016 – 14:47 | Comments Off on Cup Changes For ’17 Detailed
Cup Changes For ’17 Detailed

KANSAS, Kan. – NASCAR’s seemingly unending marches back to the drawing board will continue in 2017 as officials announced updates to its performance and safety packages Friday at Kansas Speedway, site of this weekend’s racing.
As they have in the many of the recent performance rules, the changes for next year will concentrate on aerodynamics and […]

Stewart-Haas Won’t Be Missed At Hendrick
Friday, Oct 14, 2016 – 12:26 | Comments Off on Stewart-Haas Won’t Be Missed At Hendrick
Stewart-Haas Won’t Be Missed At Hendrick

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Apparently eyes will remain desert-sand dry at Hendrick Motorsports after Stewart-Haas Racing bolts the HMS/Chevrolet fold and moves into the Ford camp next season.
So said Hendrick bell cow driver Jimmie Johnson at Kansas Speedway on Friday. The alliance between the teams, he said, has become one-sided.
SHR […]

Haas Hoping Tough Times Are Over
Thursday, Oct 6, 2016 – 10:21 | Comments Off on Haas Hoping Tough Times Are Over
Haas Hoping Tough Times Are Over

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Haas F1 Team grabbed and shook the international Formula One scene by its Nomex lapels when it opened its debut season by earning points during the first several races of the 2016 season. The team would like to grab those lapels again as the season heads into its final […]

Newgarden Replaces Montoya At Team Penske
Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016 – 9:01 | Comments Off on Newgarden Replaces Montoya At Team Penske
Newgarden Replaces Montoya At Team Penske

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As expected, Team Penske has announced that American driver Josef Newgarden will join the organization and will take the wheel of the No. 2 Dallara/Chevrolet in the IndyCar Series.
Newgarden, who announced he was leaving Ed Carpenter Racing last week, will take the seat that had belonged to Juan Pablo Montoya.
Newgarden will […]

Sadler Catches First Xfinity Chase Race Victory
Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 – 8:17 | Comments Off on Sadler Catches First Xfinity Chase Race Victory
Sadler Catches First Xfinity Chase Race Victory

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Elliott Sadler sprinted to victory in the inaugural Xfinity Series race Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway.
The victory was Sadler’s of the season, 13th of his career in the series and earned him an automatic berth in the second round of the Chase.
“It feels unbelievable,” he said. “I’ve had a really hard week on not much […]