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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

Keselowski Hospitalized
Wednesday, Aug 3, 2011 – 13:16 | Comments Off
Keselowski Hospitalized

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NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski was taken to a hospital after crashing during at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga. on Wednesday.
A statement released by Penske Racing read:
“Brad Keselowski was involved in an accident today at Road Atlanta while testing. He was transported to an Atlanta area hospital for further evaluation. Brad was able to exit the [...]

Pedley: Super Weekend Leaves A Hole In The Soul
Wednesday, Aug 3, 2011 – 8:05 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Super Weekend Leaves A Hole In The Soul

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Clermont, Ind. – The corn dog looked bigger that the arm of the little kid who was holding it. With it’s popsicle stick at the bottom and thick layer of deep-fried golden corn batter, the corn dog looked both longer and meatier that the little arm.
And neither the 90-plus-degree heat, [...]

Pedley: Gordon Was No. 2 And Loving It
Monday, Aug 1, 2011 – 10:34 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Gordon Was No. 2 And Loving It

Indianapolis – It had to enough to make the win-at-all-costs guys puke. Jeff Gordon actually smiling and laughing and admitting to be happy after finishing second in a sporting event. A big, huge pro sporting event at that.
But there he was Sunday afternoon after getting that runner-up finish at the Brickyard 400, not looking or [...]

Former Indy Garage Rat Menard Wins Brickyard
Sunday, Jul 31, 2011 – 15:48 | Comments Off
Former Indy Garage Rat Menard Wins Brickyard

Indianapolis – Paul Menard used a fuel mileage gamble to make NASCAR’s second biggest race the site of his first Sprint Cup victory.
Menard held off a charging Jeff Gordon over the final laps of Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and crossed the finish line .725 seconds ahead of the four-time winner of the [...]

Keselowski Spoils Stenhouse’s Big Night
Saturday, Jul 30, 2011 – 22:16 | Comments Off
Keselowski Spoils Stenhouse’s Big Night

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Clermont, Ind. – Brad Keselowski jumped ahead of Rickey Stenhouse Jr. on a green/white/checkered restart and went on to win the Kroger 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Lucas Oil Raceway on Saturday night.
It was the second victory of the season for Keselowski, who won the series championship last season. [...]

2011 Has Been Year of Crew Chief Shuffle
Saturday, Jul 30, 2011 – 17:08 | Comments Off
2011 Has Been Year of Crew Chief Shuffle

Indianapolis – These are not good days to be a crew chief, it appears. Especially if the car you’re working on and the driver you’re working for are not performing up to whoever’s expectation.
At just past the halfway point of the season, five Sprint Cup crew chiefs have been sacked in 2011.
What’s up with all [...]

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
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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
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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 [...]