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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

Ward Burton Returning To NASCAR
Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 – 19:46 | One Comment
Ward Burton Returning To NASCAR

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The new Hillman Racing team announced Thursday that 2002 Daytona 500 Champion Ward Burton will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut behind the wheel of the No. 27 Hillman Racing Chevrolet in next month’s season-opening NextEra 250 at Daytona International Speedway.
Hillman Racing is making its NASCAR debut this season. Team owner Mike Hillman [...]

France: No Big Changes For NASCAR in 2012
Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 – 19:09 | One Comment
France: No Big Changes For NASCAR in 2012

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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NASCAR is so strong, and on such an upswing after the 2011 season, that no major changes will be implemented for the 2012 season.
That was the gist of NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France’s state of the union-like message during his annual address to the Sprint NASCAR Media Tour presented [...]

TRG Could Crunch GT Competition With Numbers
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012 – 9:29 | Comments Off
TRG Could Crunch GT Competition With Numbers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Headaches stem from a wide variety of causes and take a wide variety forms. Kevin Buckler this week, has what might best be described as a happy headache. Yes, it pinches a little bit from time to time but overall, he loves that headache.
During a telephone conversation Monday, Buckler even [...]

Pedley: This Class Adds Depth To NASCAR Hall Of Fame
Friday, Jan 20, 2012 – 14:30 | 3 Comments
Pedley: This Class Adds Depth To NASCAR Hall Of Fame

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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When the package of biographical material that NASCAR sends out to those who vote for members of its Hall of Fame arrived last year, I must admit: It was the material on former drivers that got the longest, deepest looks.
Names of former drivers like Cale Yarborough, Fireball Roberts, Darrell Waltrip, [...]

Busch Brothers Team Up
Friday, Jan 20, 2012 – 8:57 | Comments Off
Busch Brothers Team Up

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NASCAR’s Busch brothers will spend the 2012 Nationwide Series season as teammates.
Kyle Busch Motorsports announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Monster Energy Company as primary sponsor of the team’s No. 54 Monster Energy Camry in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Team owner Kyle Busch, will share driving duties with his brother Kurt Busch, [...]

Pedley: ‘Gentlemen’ Put The Pros On Edge At 24
Thursday, Jan 19, 2012 – 11:17 | One Comment
Pedley: ‘Gentlemen’ Put The Pros On Edge At 24

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Forty years of experience or no 40 years of experience at Daytona, Hurley Haywood sounded a bit, well, if not nervous, then concerned about next weekend’s Rolex 24-Hour race. Lot’s of cars, he said. Especially in the GT class.
Haywood, a five-time winner of the event, managed to issue forth some [...]

Pedley: Some Racing Chases Will Never Be Won
Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 – 9:34 | Comments Off
Pedley: Some Racing Chases Will Never Be Won

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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This morning, as seagulls are picking through the infield leftovers at Daytona International Speedway, the rest of us are left to conduct some searches of our own. Not for half-eaten sausages or dried out french fries, but for answers. Answers to questions like: Where are we vis a vis restrictor plate [...]

Thunder Ends; Work Continues On Rules For 500
Sunday, Jan 15, 2012 – 9:23 | Comments Off
Thunder Ends; Work Continues On Rules For 500

By Jm Pedley | Managing Editor
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The end of NASCAR’s three-day test at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday did not mean the end of testing – for the Sprint Cup teams nor for NASCAR.
Series official John Darby said Saturday afternoon that all involved will continue to search for the combination of rules and equipment which will [...]

Pedley: Jimmie’s Team Is A Man Short At Daytona
Saturday, Jan 14, 2012 – 10:08 | Comments Off
Pedley: Jimmie’s Team Is A Man Short At Daytona

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Quotes and comments from and about Thursday’s Day 2 of the two-day Sprint Cup test at Daytona International Speedway:
The image, at least, of crew chief Chad Knaus is that of a micro manager. A guy who has to not only put his fingerprints on every aspect of things affecting [...]

Pedley: Lots To Talk About After Day 1 Of Testing
Friday, Jan 13, 2012 – 10:06 | Comments Off
Pedley: Lots To Talk About After Day 1 Of Testing

Quotes and comments from and about Thursday’s Day 1 of the two-day Sprint Cup test at Daytona International Speedway:
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Mark Martin’s sunny side is permanently set on “up”, you know? Dude makes Pollyana look like a pit bull with an oozing rash.
Martin was touting silver linings again Thursday at Daytona. Cut [...]