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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

Hobbled Keselowski Wins Cup Race At Pocono
Sunday, Aug 7, 2011 – 17:34 | Comments Off
Hobbled Keselowski Wins Cup Race At Pocono

Brad Keselowski, whose weekend was put in doubt when he severely injured his ankle during a test session early in the week, held off Kyle Busch to win the Good Sam RV Insurance 500 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday afternoon.
The victory was the second of the season for Keselowski and the third of his career.
It [...]

Race Day: Shifting Is Back For An Encore
Sunday, Aug 7, 2011 – 9:57 | Comments Off
Race Day: Shifting Is Back For An Encore

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Shifting gears will make an encore performance at Pocono Raceway today. How wildly that encore is applauded in the garages depends on which driver you talk to.
Here is what a couple of drivers had to say about shifting for the turns at the 2.5-mile Pocono superspeedway.
Greg Biffle, No. 16 Roush [...]

Brown Moves To Top Fuel Pole
Saturday, Aug 6, 2011 – 22:57 | Comments Off
Brown Moves To Top Fuel Pole

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Antron Brown moved into the No. 1 position in Top Fuel Saturday to close qualifying at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash.
Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers of the NHRA Full [...]

Stenhouse, Edwards In Slam-Bang NNS Finish
Saturday, Aug 6, 2011 – 22:52 | Comments Off
Stenhouse, Edwards In Slam-Bang NNS Finish

Newton, Iowa – It’s not often that one driver will thank another for wrecking him late in a race. But that is exactly what Ricky Stenhouse did after he was rammed from behind as he headed for the finish line in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway Saturday night.
That’s because the ram job [...]

Rain Postpones Trucks
Saturday, Aug 6, 2011 – 17:18 | Comments Off
Rain Postpones Trucks

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Saturday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway has been postponed because of rain.
The rain began shortly after the start of the Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service 125.
When the cars were parked after 17 laps, rookies Parker Kligerman, Joey Coulter and Cole Whitt held the top three positions.
The 50-lap race will resume at [...]

Sadler Fastest NNS Qualifier at Iowa
Saturday, Aug 6, 2011 – 16:56 | Comments Off
Sadler Fastest NNS Qualifier at Iowa

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Newton, Iowa – Elliott Sadler won the pole for Saturday night’s U.S. Cellular 250 Nationwide Series race on Saturday afternoon by turning a lap at 132.386 mph.
The pole was the third of the season for Sadler – who will start the race third in points – and the Kevin Harvick [...]

Keselowski’s Hurting But At Least He’s Living
Saturday, Aug 6, 2011 – 8:36 | Comments Off
Keselowski’s Hurting But At Least He’s Living

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Brad Keselowski has been involved in some dramatic, high-flying, debris-spraying, holy-crap wrecks during his racing career. And then there was the one he survived earlier this week during a test session at the Road Atlanta road course.
“It wasn’t good,” the Penske Racing driver said Friday at Pocono Raceway, site of [...]

Pedley: Carl Watchers In Need Of A New Gig
Friday, Aug 5, 2011 – 11:37 | Comments Off
Pedley: Carl Watchers In Need Of A New Gig

Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo today:
There are going to be a lot of media members up in Pocono today who are going to be looking for a new schtick this weekend. Gone will be their go-to question. The one which has gotten them through many a press conference this year.
Carl Edwards has announced [...]

Carl Edwards Is Staying With Roush Fenway Racing
Thursday, Aug 4, 2011 – 7:50 | 3 Comments
Carl Edwards Is Staying With Roush Fenway Racing

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Carl Edwards has decided to stay at Roush Fenway Racing and continue driving the No. 99 Ford, the team announced Thursday morning.
The deal is for multiple seasons and ends the biggest free-agent mystery in NASCAR this year.
“Carl Edwards has achieved a level of success on and off track that would [...]

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 [...]