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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

Injuries Bumps Pastrana From Nationwide Debut
Friday, Jul 29, 2011 – 9:10 | Comments Off
Injuries Bumps Pastrana From Nationwide Debut

Indianapolis – The much awaited Nationwide Series debut of Travis Patrana has been canceled because of an injury he suffered on Thursday night at the X-Games in Los Angeles.
Pastrana suffered a severe injury when a motorcycle trick he was attempting went awry. Pastrana went down and had to be carried off the track.
Michael Waltrip, co-owner [...]

Pedley: Romance Of Indy Continues For Drivers
Thursday, Jul 28, 2011 – 12:50 | Comments Off
Pedley: Romance Of Indy Continues For Drivers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Brace yourself. As the weekend approaches, more and more stories about anemic ticket sales for Sunday’s Brickyard 400 are going to be visiting your television and computer screens.
The stories will be woefully sad because word is, Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday is going to be a pretty lonely [...]

Pedley: Force Finds The Problem And It Is He
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 – 7:30 | One Comment
Pedley: Force Finds The Problem And It Is He

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Second Day Lede – A closer look at last weekend’s racin:
As John Force’s 2011 dry spell stretched from spring into summer, he thought he had looked everywhere for its causes. It took Robert Hight, his teammate and company president, to point out one last place where Force had not [...]

Pruett Holds Off Angelelli in New Jersey
Sunday, Jul 24, 2011 – 15:31 | Comments Off
Pruett Holds Off Angelelli in New Jersey

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Scott Pruett and his Chip Ganassi Racing team opted for track position over fresh tires late in Sunday’s GRAND-AM Sports Car Racing Series race in New Jersey and the move paid off with a victory.
On his older tires, Pruett , who was co-driving with Memo Rojas, was able to hold off the SunTrust Racing’s Max [...]

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