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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: ‘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
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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 [...]

Pedley: Bowyer Issues Uneasy Laugh After Darlington Dust-Up
Monday, May 9, 2011 – 14:47 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Bowyer Issues Uneasy Laugh After Darlington Dust-Up

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – I suspect Clint Bowyer’s take on the incident which occurred after Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Darlington is shared by a lot of NASCAR fans today: Good theater but on the wrong stage.
Thats is, it was dang entertaining but kind of scary because it happened [...]

Real Brawl Erupts at Darlington
Sunday, May 8, 2011 – 8:10 | 9 Comments
Real Brawl Erupts at Darlington

Turns out that Montoya vs. Newman at Richmond was just the undercard. And one involving flyweights. The Show came Saturday night at Darlington. On the track and then in the garages.
Two NASCAR bad boys and their crews going at it, Las Vegas style where the testosterone spills out into the streets after fight itself.
It all [...]

Wreck And Roll Show Heads to Darlington
Saturday, May 7, 2011 – 10:53 | Comments Off
Wreck And Roll Show Heads to Darlington

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Welcome to a special Track Violence edition of Race Day.
Actually, it really wasn’t planned out that way, but in the wake of last week’s race at Richmond and tonight’s race at a Darlington track which is equally prone to producing violence, it just kind of happened.
Much of the talk in [...]

Saldana Gets Perfect Win
Saturday, May 7, 2011 – 7:58 | Comments Off

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Not only did Joey Saldana put the Kasey Kahne Racing Red Bull Maxim in victory lane at Eldora Speedway Friday night, he also increased his lead in the 2011 championship battle to 51 points.
It was a complete turnaround from last fall, when Saldana was leading the title hunt before he wrecked hard at Eldora and [...]