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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

Tonight; Out Of The Pits And Into The Spotlight
Thursday, May 19, 2011 – 7:58 | Comments Off
Tonight; Out Of The Pits And Into The Spotlight

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A couple of years ago, tension ran high between young driver Denny Hamlin and his Joe Gibbs Racing over-the-wall gang. Hamlin had more talent than tact and it resulted in some regrettable over-the-radio chatter.
A year ago, any lingering wounds were healed when Hamlin’s team competed in the NASCAR Sprint Pit [...]

Race Day: So What’s Up With Wreck-And-Ring?
Sunday, May 15, 2011 – 9:13 | One Comment
Race Day: So What’s Up With Wreck-And-Ring?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The cell phone thing is out of control. And not just with teen-agers, multi-tasking morons on the highway and bin Laden. They’ve become thumb-sucking tics for Americans of all ilks this century.
They’re even big in NASCAR, where they’re used as basic communication, for sure, but also as peace pipes.
They are [...]

Edwards Survives Late Metal Storm At Dover
Sunday, May 15, 2011 – 7:16 | Comments Off
Edwards Survives Late Metal Storm At Dover

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Carl Edwards survived a wild final-lap wreck to win the rain-plagued 5-Hour Energy 200 Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway on Saturday afternoon.
It was Edwards’ third victory of the season. It was a victory he was too shook up about to celebrate with his signature back flip.
Kyle Busch finished [...]

Force Secures Funny Car Pole, In Atlanta
Saturday, May 14, 2011 – 18:38 | Comments Off
Force Secures Funny Car Pole, In Atlanta

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John Force tied NHRA Pro Stock Legend Warren Johnson for the most No. 1 qualifiers in NHRA history as qualifying came to an end Saturday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Spencer Massey, Mike Edwards and LE Tonglet also earned the top spots in their respective categories at the sixth of [...]

Pedley: ‘It’ Is Dividing The NASCAR Garages
Saturday, May 14, 2011 – 8:58 | One Comment
Pedley: ‘It’ Is Dividing The NASCAR Garages

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It became pretty obvious after Friday’s round of press conferences at Dover that the most famous words in NASCAR – and I’m not referring here to “Drivers, start your engines” –
are, in the minds of some, followed by a question.
The question being, “Have at what?”
It was a question which has [...]

Force No. 1 In Atlanta
Friday, May 13, 2011 – 21:03 | Comments Off
Force No. 1 In Atlanta

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John Force grabbed the provisional No. 1 qualifying spot in Funny Car at the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Summer Nationals in Atlanta.
Force is a seven-time winner at Atlanta Dragway.
Also grabbing top qualifying spots were Spencer Massey in Top Fuel, Mike Edwards in Pro Stock and Eddie Krawiec in Pro Stock Motor Cycle.
Two more rounds of [...]

Busch Wins Truck Series Race In Dover
Friday, May 13, 2011 – 18:26 | Comments Off
Busch Wins Truck Series Race In Dover

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Kyle Busch won Friday afternoon’s Lucas Oil 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway.
The victory was his 96th in a national NASCAR  series race.
Cole Whitt was second.
Third was Matt Crafton, who took over the series points lead.
Austin Dillon was fourth and Kevin Harvick fifth.
Busch got the victory when Nelson Piquet Jr. and [...]

Marks Wins Truck Pole
Friday, May 13, 2011 – 10:06 | Comments Off
Marks Wins Truck Pole

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Justin Marks was the winner of the pole for Friday afternoon’s Lucas Oil 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway.
Marks’ fast lap was at 156.924 mph. It gave him his second career pole.
Second fastest in the qualifying session was Sprint Cup regular Kevin Harvick, who had a fast lap at 156.338 mph.
Third [...]

Furniture Row Racing Has Overcome Mountains
Thursday, May 12, 2011 – 11:57 | 2 Comments
Furniture Row Racing Has Overcome Mountains

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A weekend of goosebumps turned into a weekday of goosebumps for Furniture Row Racing general manager Joe Garone when got back to Denver from Darlington earlier this week.
The second set of goosebumps came courtesy of a local Denver news radio station. The announcer talked about Furniture Row’s Sprint Cup victory [...]

Racin’ Notes: NASCAR Issues Penalties To Busch, Harvick
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 – 8:03 | 3 Comments
Racin’ Notes: NASCAR Issues Penalties To Busch, Harvick

In Racin’ news today, Tuesday, May 10:
NASCAR has penalized NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick as a result of rules infractions committed at last weekend’s event at Darlington Raceway.
Busch, driver of the No. 18 car, and Harvick, driver of the No. 29 car, have each been fined $25,000 and placed on [...]