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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: 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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

2011 Hall Vote Is Today
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011 – 8:04 | One Comment
2011 Hall Vote Is Today

Charolotte, N.C. – Election Day has arrived and it has nothing to do with things so trivial as taxes and global warming. Today, the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2011 will be chosen.
Among the 25 candiates are past Cup champions like Darrell Waltrip and Cale Yarborough; short-track aces like Jerry Cook and Richie Evans; [...]

Race Day: Shifty Characters On Track At Pocono
Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 – 9:30 | Comments Off
Race Day: Shifty Characters On Track At Pocono

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Add to shift or not to shift to the list of decisions teams and drivers competing in today’s 5-Hour Energy 500 Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway will be facing.
That’s because the gearing which NASCAR has selected for the race will facilitate shifting gears.
There are positives to changing gears at [...]

Surviving Audi Wins Le Mans
Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 – 8:02 | Comments Off
Surviving Audi Wins Le Mans

Audi’s long, scary weekend at Le Mans ended in joy Sunday when the R18 TDI of Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and  Marcel Fassler won the 2011 edition of the 24-hour race which is  the most prestigious in sports car racing.
The victory was particularly sweet after the factory-backed Audi team lost its two other cars in horrific [...]