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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: Loudon Could Be SHR’s Defining Weekend
Monday, Jul 18, 2011 – 17:26 | Comments Off
Pedley: Loudon Could Be SHR’s Defining Weekend

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Second Day Lede:
It was just one weekend. But it was so much more. The kind of weekend Stewart-Haas Racing had at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is the kind that can make an entire season. An entire era, even.
Tony Stewart was exaggerating hardly at all when, after the race, he [...]

Fast Times Could Spice Up New Hampshire
Sunday, Jul 17, 2011 – 9:25 | Comments Off
Fast Times Could Spice Up New Hampshire

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The track record at New Hampshire Motor Speedway took a major beating on Friday as driver after driver eclipsed it during qualifying for today’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Sprint Cup race.
The reason for the beatings? A couple of drivers said there are four reasons. They are all round, black and [...]

Bowyer Is Racing To Forget At New Hampshire
Saturday, Jul 16, 2011 – 10:32 | Comments Off
Bowyer Is Racing To Forget At New Hampshire

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Clint Bowyer was cruising along nicely with his blase, that-was-then-this-is-now attitude as he talked about the penalty he incurred after the Sprint Cup race in Loudon last fall when suddenly, the wound opened.
One too many questions about it, apparently.
“It is what it is. It doesn’t matter,” Bowyer said of the [...]

Pedley: The First Half’s Haves And Have-Nots
Thursday, Jul 14, 2011 – 8:46 | One Comment
Pedley: The First Half’s Haves And Have-Nots

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Sprint Cup season poked its nose over its half way point last Saturday night with the conclusion of race No. 18 on its 36-race schedule. The other major racing series in North America are roughly at their midway points.
You are correct; a half way-through-the-season piece coming up.
The following are [...]

Pedley: Kyle Busch Had Big Feats In Kentucky
Sunday, Jul 10, 2011 – 10:30 | Comments Off
Pedley: Kyle Busch Had Big Feats In Kentucky

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Second Day Lede:
Kyle Busch led the most laps and won the Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway Saturday evening. But the Quaker State 400 may have been only his second best ride of the weekend.
Here are Busch’s top three NASCAR races at Kentucky ranked in order of impressiveness:
1. The [...]

Race Day: Cup Moves Into New Kentucky Home
Saturday, Jul 9, 2011 – 14:00 | Comments Off
Race Day: Cup Moves Into New Kentucky Home

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Surface opinions surfaced this weekend in the garages at Kentucky Speedway, site of tonight’s Quaker State 400 Sprint Cup race. Opinions on the racing surface at Kentucky, which is hosting is first Sprint Cup race tonight, and opinions on the surface at Kansas Speedway.
The opinions were prompted by bumps in 10-year-old [...]

Meyers Gets First Outlaws Win
Saturday, Jul 9, 2011 – 7:50 | Comments Off

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Defending World of Outlaws champion Jason Meyers snapped a season-long victory drought on Friday night at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., and wound up on top of the series point standings at the same time.
Using his third consecutive front-row starting spot, Meyers earned the first victory of his career at Cedar Lake and [...]

Memo: It’s Called Racing, Not Branding
Friday, Jul 8, 2011 – 18:14 | 3 Comments
Memo: It’s Called Racing, Not Branding

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the old Friday Morning Memo today:
Rather quietly last week, NASCAR met with its race teams and some media to explain a series of marketing studies and initiatives designed to increase the sport’s fanbase.
The explanation of the initiatives included all the latest business-speak buzz terms.
A piece in [...]

Sauter On Kentucky Pole
Thursday, Jul 7, 2011 – 16:53 | Comments Off
Sauter On Kentucky Pole

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Johnny Sauter on Thursday afternoon won the pole for Thursday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
Sauter’s pole-winning lap for the UNOH 225 was at 174.109 mph.
Second fastest was Austin Dillon with a lap at 173.
Nelson Piquet Jr. was third and Elliott Sadler fourth.
Rookie Parker Kligerman was fifth.
Rounding out the top 10 were [...]

Kansas Speedway To Get Major Facelift In 2012
Thursday, Jul 7, 2011 – 15:37 | Comments Off
Kansas Speedway To Get Major Facelift In 2012

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – Kansas Speedway has received permission from parent company International Speedway Corp. to undertake a “massive” revamping of it’s 10-year-old racing facility.
The project will include a reconfiguring of its 1.5-mile tri-oval, a re-excavating and resurfacing of the track and the construction of an infield road-racing course.
“Essentially,” Kansas Speedway [...]