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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: Still Not Sure What It Is We Were Watching
Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011 – 10:54 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Still Not Sure What It Is We Were Watching

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo today:
It seems there are two ways to view NASCAR events at Talladega and Daytona: As races or, as something for entertainment purposes only. Watching Sunday’s Good Sam Club 500 at Talladega the verdict would have to be that it failed as the former [...]

NASCAR Issues Suspensions
Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011 – 7:08 | One Comment
NASCAR Issues Suspensions

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NASCAR has issued penalties to the No. 00, No. 47 and No. 56 Sprint Cup Series teams as a result of rule infractions discovered during opening day inspection Oct. 21 at Talladega Superspeedway.
All three cars were found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-J (any determination by NASCAR [...]

Wheldon Remembered At Public Service
Sunday, Oct 23, 2011 – 18:23 | Comments Off
Wheldon Remembered At Public Service

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Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon was remembered at a public memorial service Sunday, Oct. 23 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Sunday.
A large crowd, including Wheldon’s wife, Susie, and family, gathered to honor Wheldon, who suffered fatal injuries in a racing accident Oct. 16 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Speakers shared thoughts, memories, laughter and [...]

JTG Daugherty Unveils 2012 Plans
Sunday, Oct 23, 2011 – 13:15 | One Comment
JTG Daugherty Unveils 2012 Plans

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In Racin’ News today, Sunday, Oct. 23:
JTG Daugherty Racing owners Tad and Jodi Geschickter and Brad Daugherty unveiled their NASCAR Sprint Cup Series plans for the 2012 season at a press conference at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday.
Driving for JTG Daugherty Racing again next season will be 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Bobby Labonte.
“I like [...]

Race Day: Everybody Needs Somebody At Talladega
Sunday, Oct 23, 2011 – 9:45 | Comments Off
Race Day: Everybody Needs Somebody At Talladega

It’s never fun to be a non-Chase driver at this time of the year. It must really be a bummer when the Chase moves to Talladega Superspeedway and the top teams and drivers start making out their dance cards for the Sprint Car Samba.
It usually leaves the group of drivers that resides on the second [...]

Winterbottom, Lyons Win Gold Coast 600
Sunday, Oct 23, 2011 – 7:55 | Comments Off
Winterbottom, Lyons Win Gold Coast 600

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Mark Winterbottom and Richard Lyons gave Ford Performance Racing its first win of the 2011 Australian V8 Supercars Championship at Surfers Paradise Sunday via a late-race pass in the Armor All Gold Coast 600.
Winterbottom, co-driver of the No. 5 Orrcon Steel FPR Falcon, out-braked the race-leading No. 88 TeamVodafone Holden Commodore of Jamie Whincup and [...]

New Rules But Business As Usual At Talladega
Saturday, Oct 22, 2011 – 8:18 | One Comment
New Rules But Business As Usual At Talladega

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Looks like you can remove one X-Factor from the X-Factor Chase race: The new rules which NASCAR instituted for Sunday’s race at Talladega have apparently changed nothing.
That was the word from drivers after a couple of Friday practice sessions for the Sprint Cup race.
“I didn’t see anything any different,” driver [...]

Kyle Busch’s Team Going Nationwide Racing
Friday, Oct 21, 2011 – 15:24 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch’s Team Going Nationwide Racing

At a time when many racing operations are scaling back, Kyle Busch has opted to ramp up as he announced Friday that the team he owns will field a full-time Nationwide Series effort next season.
Busch, whose Kyle  Busch Motorsports team has been racing in the Camping World Truck Series the past couple years, made his [...]

Pedley: Wheldon Will Be On Minds At Talladega
Friday, Oct 21, 2011 – 9:06 | Comments Off
Pedley: Wheldon Will Be On Minds At Talladega

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Today, from a NASCAR track located in small town in central Alabama, we are going to hear a lot about a man from England who drove Indycars. It will be kind of odd, but also very understandable.
Why will Dan Wheldon and his death during the season-ending IndyCar Series race at [...]

Questions Must Be Raised About Vegas Race
Thursday, Oct 20, 2011 – 10:54 | 2 Comments
Questions Must Be Raised About Vegas Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It’s not precisely clear what happened in the big wreck that claimed the life of driver Dan Wheldon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in terms of who caused it.
And that is OK. No one individual should be singled out for what happened. No good can come from fingering a “guilty [...]