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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

Edwards Takes NNS Victory At Dover
Saturday, Oct 1, 2011 – 17:50 | Comments Off
Edwards Takes NNS Victory At Dover

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Carl Edwards led 179 of 200 laps to win Saturday’s One Main Financial 200 Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway.
Edwards sealed the win by pulling away from second-place Brad Keselowski and third-place Clint Bowyer after the final restart of the race, which came on lap 168.
“Today I had a very fast car,” Edwards said. [...]

Meyers Wins Again At The Grove
Saturday, Oct 1, 2011 – 9:21 | Comments Off

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Jason Meyers dominated the night before the 49th Annual Morgan Hughes National Open on Friday night.
Meyers led all 25 circuits around the paper clip shaped half mile to score his sixth win of the season, including his second in a row at Williams Grove.
“We’ve been looking at the stat columns and the only one we [...]

Pedley: Jimmie Hunters Think They’ve Found Gold
Saturday, Oct 1, 2011 – 8:50 | Comments Off
Pedley: Jimmie Hunters Think They’ve Found Gold

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The Jimmie hunters have found their crack.
It took 26.5 races and they needed electronic listening devices to accomplish their mission, but the folks who spend way too much time searching for signs that this is the year that Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team fail to win [...]

Pedley: Drivers Should Act Like They Care
Friday, Sep 30, 2011 – 7:35 | Comments Off
Pedley: Drivers Should Act Like They Care

It’s not just fuel tanks which are running low in races these days in Sprint Cup. Civility and decorum also appear to be down to fumes.
And that’s great. Great for fans and great for the sport.
A couple weeks ago at Chicagoland Speedway, Chase driver Tony Stewart talked about how in Sprint Cup on-track respect has [...]

Pedley: Underground Radio Still A Tough Call
Thursday, Sep 29, 2011 – 8:01 | One Comment
Pedley: Underground Radio Still A Tough Call

Tires, suspension parts, cylinder heads, carburetors, performance-enhancing drugs and wings. Over the years, all these things and many more have taken their turns as objects of racing controversy. A couple weekends ago at Chicagoland Speedway, two-way radios took their turn.
The guess here is that the controversy over two-way radios has not been squelched for good.
The [...]

Pattie Petty Being Treated For Parkinson’s
Thursday, Sep 29, 2011 – 7:08 | Comments Off
Pattie Petty Being Treated For Parkinson’s

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Pattie Petty, philanthropist and wife of retired NASCAR driver and television analyst Kyle Petty, has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. She is being treated in Kansas City.
Petty, 60, suspected she had Parkinson’s in early 2010 when she began experiencing resting tremors and aching muscles – two symptoms her father suffered in the early stages of [...]

Pedley: Is That A Body Lying Under The Bus?
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011 – 8:55 | 3 Comments
Pedley: Is That A Body Lying Under The Bus?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In today’s Morning Memo we find:
Dead Weight sleeps with the fishes.
Last Sunday’s Sprint Cup victory by Tony Stewart in New Hampshire came with a built-in mystery. A mystery complete with a John Doe victim.
Stewart himself prologued the mystery when he gave an excited, impassioned Victory Lane television interview after winning [...]

Race Day: Stewart Not Ready To Celebrate Yet
Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 – 8:44 | Comments Off
Race Day: Stewart Not Ready To Celebrate Yet

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In the weeks leading up to this year’s Chase, Tony Stewart was doing his reverse-Polyanna thing. No way, he was telling people, that he had a shot at winning this year’s Sprint Cup championship.
Then came September and three straight top-seven finishes – finishes which were topped by the Chase-opening victory [...]

Saldana Wins Again At Eldora
Saturday, Sep 24, 2011 – 9:07 | Comments Off

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Joey Saldana returned to Eldora Speedway, site of some of his greatest victories and scariest crashes, with hopes of winning his second consecutive World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series race since missing nine weeks to injury.
Saldana dominated once again, winning for the second time this season at the historic half-mile dirt track in Rossburg, Ohio.
Twice [...]

Andretti, Chevy To Team Up In 2012
Friday, Sep 23, 2011 – 19:54 | Comments Off
Andretti, Chevy To Team Up In 2012

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Andretti Autosport and Chevrolet announced today that the auto manufacturer will provide the Andretti Autosport entries with its new Chevy IndyCar V-6 racing engine for the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series.
Andretti Autosport, led by team owner and CEO Michael Andretti, has recorded 39 victories in the IZOD IndyCar Series dating back to the team’s entry into [...]