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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

Jason Myers Big Winner At The Grove
Sunday, Jul 24, 2011 – 7:59 | Comments Off
Jason Myers Big Winner At The Grove

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Jason Meyers had 48 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series main event victories in his career entering Saturday night’s $20,000-to-win Summer Nationals finale at Williams Grove Speedway, a track where he has so desperately wanted a win, a track where every Outlaw was eager to end the victory lane drought. Sure, Sammy Swindell captured the [...]

Cup Tracks To Be Dark But Others Are Well Lit
Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 – 13:24 | Comments Off
Cup Tracks To Be Dark But Others Are Well Lit

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Last Sunday, Ryan Newman was still damp with the sweat he had worked up winning his first Sprint Cup race in well over a year when it was suggested to him that it was too bad the series was heading into a potentially momentum-shaving bye week.
Not even close, Newman said: [...]

Pedley: The Journey Is Not Always The Best Part
Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 – 9:16 | 3 Comments
Pedley: The Journey Is Not Always The Best Part

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
There is one good thing about the dip in the popularity of auto racing – it has made getting in and out of race tracks a lot easier.
Then again, maybe it was the type of traffic insanity that occurred at Kentucky Speedway two weeks ago – the type of insanity [...]

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
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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
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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
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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 [...]