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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

Could NASCAR Soon Do the Twists In Chase?
Monday, Jun 27, 2011 – 15:39 | Comments Off
Could NASCAR Soon Do the Twists In Chase?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Could the Chase hit the road? Sounds like the idea was gathering support at Infineon Raceway over the weekend.
Right now, of course, the Sprint Cup playoffs are conducted exclusively on ovals. A variety of ovals, but ovals.
But with Cup drivers getting more and more comfortable on road courses, they seem [...]

Race Day: The Road Could Be Rough One Today
Sunday, Jun 26, 2011 – 9:32 | Comments Off
Race Day: The Road Could Be Rough One Today

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The busiest guys in racing this coming week? From the sound of it, could be the fab shop guys. They’ll be the ones undoing the damage done at today’s Sprint Cup race at the road course at Infineon Raceway.
Driver after driver in the garages at Infineon talked about the increasing [...]

Edwards Opts Out Of NNS Race
Friday, Jun 24, 2011 – 19:16 | Comments Off
Edwards Opts Out Of NNS Race

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Carl Edwards will not do double driving this weekend afterall.
Roush Fenway Racing has announced that Billy Johnson, who led the first practice session on Friday at Road America, will drive the No. 60 Fastenal Mustang in Saturday’s Bucyrus 200 Nationwide Series road course race.
Edwards, who was originally slated to drive the car at Road America, [...]

Pedley: Penske-Ganassi Rivalry Heating Up?
Friday, Jun 24, 2011 – 6:41 | 5 Comments
Pedley: Penske-Ganassi Rivalry Heating Up?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
A lot has been made over the years about the rivalry between Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi. And it’s a rivarly that has been there.
But it has mostly been of the non-acrimonious variety.
Now, in the wake of incidents during the IndyCar Series [...]

Red Bull Racing Looking For Investors
Monday, Jun 20, 2011 – 18:05 | Comments Off
Red Bull Racing Looking For Investors

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Red Bull Racing, whose drivers this year are Kasey Kahne and Brian Vickers is under going change.
The team released the following statement today:
“Red Bull Racing Team is currently seeking outside investors as we evaluate next steps in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. We are not at liberty to comment on details while negotiations are [...]

Pedley: Controversy Could Make JGR A Stronger Contender
Monday, Jun 20, 2011 – 10:41 | One Comment
Pedley: Controversy Could Make JGR A Stronger Contender

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Up until late afternoon on Sunday, the Joe Gibbs Racing-haters were having themselves a big old time. Their quest for gotchas was going great and they were plucking the low-hanging fruit of spite by the bushel.
Then Denny Hamlin and his No. 11 JGR had to go and spoil it all [...]

Race Day: The Boys Are Back And Still Dang Angry
Sunday, Jun 19, 2011 – 9:07 | Comments Off
Race Day: The Boys Are Back And Still Dang Angry

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It’s a big day today. It’s one that has fans and Sprint Cup drivers contemplating and remembering. It’s one which produces smiles in some and sadness in others.
Nope, not talking about Fathers Day here. It’s the day of the first race in which Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick have come [...]

Pedley: Some Random Thoughts On Election Day
Wednesday, Jun 15, 2011 – 13:42 | 6 Comments
Pedley: Some Random Thoughts On Election Day

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Charlotte, N.C. – Some notes and thoughts from a day at NASCAR Hall of Fame voting:
First, in the interest of transparency and out of respect to fans, here is who I voted for on Tuesday and a breif explanation of why.
Darrell Waltrip. On numbers alone, he inarguably belong in the [...]

Five New Members Elected To NASCAR Hall
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011 – 16:10 | One Comment
Five New Members Elected To NASCAR Hall

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Charlotte, N.C. – The 2012 Class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame was elected today and it includes a mix of legendary drivers, a crew chief and a driver/owner.
The third class to be elected to the Hall includes Darrell Watlrip, Cale Yarborough, Dale Inman, Richie Evans and Glen Wood.
They will [...]

Busch, JGR Team Penalized For Illegal Car
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011 – 8:10 | Comments Off
Busch, JGR Team Penalized For Illegal Car

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NASCAR has penalized the No. 18 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as a result of rule infractions discovered during post-race inspection Sunday at Pocono Raceway.
The No. 18 car was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-J (any determination by NASCAR officials that race equipment used [...]