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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

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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Memo: It’s All For One and All For One
Thursday, May 5, 2011 – 9:56 | Comments Off
Memo: It’s All For One and All For One

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
Goodyear held a tire test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway earlier this week (Better three years late than never, I guess) and drivers participating apparently left with thumbs pointing upward.
One, Paul Menard, kind of mentioned, sarcastically, I think, that the test is being [...]

IndyCar Race Postponed
Sunday, May 1, 2011 – 18:07 | One Comment
IndyCar Race Postponed

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Heavy rain and standing water forced the postponement of the Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle, scheduled for Sunday  until 8 a.m. (ET) Monday.
The IZOD IndyCar Series race will be televised live on VERSUS at 8 a.m. (ET). It will resume at the point of Sunday’s postponement on Lap 15 with approximately 1 [...]

Kyle Busch Captures Richmond Victory
Saturday, Apr 30, 2011 – 21:57 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Captures Richmond Victory

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch did his spring thing at Richmond International Raceway Saturday night.
Busch won the Crown Royal presents the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400 Sprint Cup race at RIR, giving him two straight victories in the spring race at the .75-mile oval.
It was his second victory of the season – he [...]

Race Day: Richmond Is For Lovers Of Racing
Saturday, Apr 30, 2011 – 9:50 | Comments Off
Race Day: Richmond Is For Lovers Of Racing

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Richmond International Raceway has been called nearly perfect for NASCAR races. It’s the right size, the right width, has the right banking, features the right atmosphere.
It’s also something else which has the drivers’ and teams’ attention: It’s the track where the chase to the Chase ends every autumn, and, for [...]

Memo: Hall Hating Never Goes Out Of Style
Saturday, Apr 30, 2011 – 7:26 | 2 Comments
Memo: Hall Hating Never Goes Out Of Style

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what in the old Morning Memo today:
Officials operating the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., have made some adjustments to this year’s itinerary. The biggest of those involves moving voting day from October to June.
Hope that move was not designed to keep critics of the voting process [...]