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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

Power To Start St. Pete From The Pole
Saturday, Mar 26, 2011 – 17:17 | Comments Off
Power To Start St. Pete From The Pole

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Team Penske’s Will Power will start Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg from the pole.
Power, who was finished second to Dario Franchitti in last year’s championship battle, had a qualifying speed of 104.579 mph. over the St. Pete street course.
“It was a good session,” said Power, who won his second [...]

Edwards Looks Back At His Decisions At Bristol
Saturday, Mar 26, 2011 – 10:59 | Comments Off
Edwards Looks Back At His Decisions At Bristol

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Last weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway ended with Carl Edwards chasing Kyle Busch to the finish line. Both drivers played nice and the race ended with Busch winning, Edwards second and the cars of both still in tact.
Friday at Auto Club Speedway, site of Sunday’s Auto Club [...]

Pedley: Add Irrelevance To NASCAR’s Woes
Saturday, Mar 26, 2011 – 9:01 | 9 Comments
Pedley: Add Irrelevance To NASCAR’s Woes

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Two very important American races were held last weekend. Only one left its promoters smiling. Why?
It’s a fool’s quest to think that a question like that can be answered with a simple, short, one-reason-covers-everything explanation. In truth, there may be as many explanations as there are race fans.
But in debates [...]

Racin’ News: Kanaan Has Ride
Monday, Mar 21, 2011 – 16:57 | Comments Off
Racin’ News: Kanaan Has Ride

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In racin’ news today, Monday, March 21:
(This package contains items on Tony Kanaan signing with KV; Jennifer Jo Cobb signing with new team; Paul Tracy getting ride for 500; Townsend Bell getting ride at Sam Schmidt; Bryan Herta adding new driver.)
Tony Kanaan’s offseason of discontent is over.
Kanaan, the 2004 IZOD IndyCar Series champion, will run [...]

Surviving 12 Hours Of Racing Was A Breeze
Monday, Mar 21, 2011 – 10:33 | One Comment
Surviving 12 Hours Of Racing Was A Breeze

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Some cold, soggy un-refridgerated Monday morning leftovers:
Somebody once asked me: How in the heck can race fans stay entertained during 12-hour, 24-hour endurance races?
The answer, which was underlined Saturday at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, is: No problemo.
You don’t have to be an avid race fan, or even [...]

Pedley: Hours And Hours Of Fun
Saturday, Mar 19, 2011 – 21:46 | One Comment
Pedley: Hours And Hours Of Fun

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Sebring, Fla. – Some observations and quick hits from a race day that actually is a day’s worth of racing at Sebring:
This just has to be painted with the cliche of; only during the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
A couple of hours into the race, a gust of wind [...]

The Numbers Say Plenty About Tom Kristensen
Saturday, Mar 19, 2011 – 7:24 | Comments Off
The Numbers Say Plenty About Tom Kristensen

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Sebring, Fla. – The numbers scream. They put Tom Kristensen in a class by himself in sports car endurance racing. They answer trivia questions.
But, standing in the Sebring infield and looking way cooler than somebody wearing a heavy, itchy driver suit should, Kristensen politely waved off a question about those [...]

Rahal’s New Home Is Actually His Old Home
Friday, Mar 18, 2011 – 11:40 | Comments Off
Rahal’s New Home Is Actually His Old Home

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Sebring, Fla. – If body language and tone of voice are any indication, Bobby Rahal is not totally comfortable about being asked about “moving’ from Indycar racing to sports car racing.
Instead, Rahal, the winner of the Indianapolis 500 as both a driver and a team owner, seems to prefer the [...]

Audi Vs. Peugeot Is Under Way
Friday, Mar 18, 2011 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Audi Vs. Peugeot Is Under Way

Sebring, Fla. – The heavyweight challengers traded blows during Thursday’s practice sessions for Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring race. When the track was finally put to bed late in the evening, Audi and Peugeot each could boast of having been fastest in practice.
Early in the hour-long afternoon session, Tom Kristensen entered a 1:50.424 [...]

Pedley: Looking Back And Looking Forward
Friday, Mar 18, 2011 – 6:13 | 3 Comments
Pedley: Looking Back And Looking Forward

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Sebring, Fla. – Suddenly, the mass throwing of empty beer cans into the netting on Fireman’s Hill at Road America stopped. Suddenly, all got quiet except for a slight tremor of the sun-hardened ground. And suddenly, all freakin’ hell broke loose in a loud explosion of down-shifting engines.
The unlimited-horesepower Porsche [...]