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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

David Ragan Earns The Pole At The Brickyard
Saturday, Jul 30, 2011 – 14:57 | Comments Off
David Ragan Earns The Pole At The Brickyard

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – David Ragan’s midseason charge picked up more steam on Saturday as the Roush Fenway Racing driver won the pole for Sunday’s Brickyard 400.
Ragan’s fast lap in his Roush Fenway Racing Ford was at 182.994 mph. The pole is the second of the season for Ragan as he was [...]

Racing Is Always Having To Say You’re Sorry
Saturday, Jul 30, 2011 – 12:35 | Comments Off
Racing Is Always Having To Say You’re Sorry

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – So, what’s the most over-used phase by professional race car drivers? After, of course “I would like to thank…”, it would have to be, “Gee, sorry about that”.
And perhaps even more remarkable than its over-usage is its insincerity.
Shove a fellow competitor into a concrete wall at 200 mph, [...]

Peters Wins Camping World Race With Late Pass
Friday, Jul 29, 2011 – 21:30 | Comments Off
Peters Wins Camping World Race With Late Pass

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Clermont, Ind. – Timothy Peters was not a happy Camping World camper when his truck rolled off its truck early Friday morning.
Just not fast, he said.
But during the race, his crew went to work and with six laps to go in the AAA Insurance 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway, Peters [...]

Edwards Mum On Future With Roush Fenway
Friday, Jul 29, 2011 – 17:08 | One Comment
Edwards Mum On Future With Roush Fenway

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Carl Edwards showed up at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for this weekend’s Brickyard 400 as the Sprint Cup points leader. However, it was not the here-and-now which was on the minds of the media when Edwards conducted a press conference Friday.
Instead, everybody wanted to know if he had made [...]

Drivers Say Roush Drought Could End At Brickyard
Friday, Jul 29, 2011 – 15:10 | Comments Off
Drivers Say Roush Drought Could End At Brickyard

Indianapolis – Carl Edwards looked stunned as he stood behind his Roush Fenway Racing Sprint Cup car in the concrete-walled garages at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Friday. The incredulous look came
courtesy of news that a Jack Roush-owned car had never won the Brickyard 400.
“Mark Martin, how about Mark Martin?” Edwards asked back. “No? Can that be [...]

Injuries Bumps Pastrana From Nationwide Debut
Friday, Jul 29, 2011 – 9:10 | Comments Off
Injuries Bumps Pastrana From Nationwide Debut

Indianapolis – The much awaited Nationwide Series debut of Travis Patrana has been canceled because of an injury he suffered on Thursday night at the X-Games in Los Angeles.
Pastrana suffered a severe injury when a motorcycle trick he was attempting went awry. Pastrana went down and had to be carried off the track.
Michael Waltrip, co-owner [...]

Pedley: Romance Of Indy Continues For Drivers
Thursday, Jul 28, 2011 – 12:50 | Comments Off
Pedley: Romance Of Indy Continues For Drivers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Brace yourself. As the weekend approaches, more and more stories about anemic ticket sales for Sunday’s Brickyard 400 are going to be visiting your television and computer screens.
The stories will be woefully sad because word is, Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday is going to be a pretty lonely [...]

Pedley: Force Finds The Problem And It Is He
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 – 7:30 | One Comment
Pedley: Force Finds The Problem And It Is He

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Second Day Lede – A closer look at last weekend’s racin:
As John Force’s 2011 dry spell stretched from spring into summer, he thought he had looked everywhere for its causes. It took Robert Hight, his teammate and company president, to point out one last place where Force had not [...]

Pruett Holds Off Angelelli in New Jersey
Sunday, Jul 24, 2011 – 15:31 | Comments Off
Pruett Holds Off Angelelli in New Jersey

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Scott Pruett and his Chip Ganassi Racing team opted for track position over fresh tires late in Sunday’s GRAND-AM Sports Car Racing Series race in New Jersey and the move paid off with a victory.
On his older tires, Pruett , who was co-driving with Memo Rojas, was able to hold off the SunTrust Racing’s Max [...]

Jason Myers Big Winner At The Grove
Sunday, Jul 24, 2011 – 7:59 | Comments Off
Jason Myers Big Winner At The Grove

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Jason Meyers had 48 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series main event victories in his career entering Saturday night’s $20,000-to-win Summer Nationals finale at Williams Grove Speedway, a track where he has so desperately wanted a win, a track where every Outlaw was eager to end the victory lane drought. Sure, Sammy Swindell captured the [...]