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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

Busch Says NHRA Was Anything But A Drag
Wednesday, Mar 16, 2011 – 17:24 | Comments Off
Busch Says NHRA Was Anything But A Drag

Kurt Busch returns to his day job this week – driving the No. 22  Sprint Cup Dodge for  Penske Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway.
But during a teleconference on Wednesday, Busch took a look back at competing in the NHRA Gatornationals in a Pro Stock car.
It was Busch’s first drag race in the highly competitive Pro [...]

Audi Takes Its Turn At Sebring
Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 – 19:12 | Comments Off
Audi Takes Its Turn At Sebring

The long-running jousting match between Audi and Peugeot continues at Sebring.
A day after a French Peugeot claimed top lap during testing for this weekend’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, German car-maker Audi took its turn to top the speed charts on Tuesday.
Audi Sport Team Joest’s R15 prototype driven by Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas and [...]

Kurt Busch In The Show At The Gatornationals
Saturday, Mar 12, 2011 – 18:29 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch In The Show At The Gatornationals

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After a shaky NHRA Full Throttle Series debut on Friday, 2004 NASCAR champion Kurt Busch qualified solidly into the 16-car Pro Stock field on Saturday with 6.532-second pass at 211.46 mph.
Busch ended the day qualified No. 12 and he will have as interesting a matchup as he could draw in Erica Enders, the 27-year old [...]

Hornaday Can Show He’s Tougher Than Darlington
Saturday, Mar 12, 2011 – 8:26 | Comments Off
Hornaday Can Show He’s Tougher Than Darlington

Ron Hornaday Jr. is a racer. You know: Put him on a track, wrap his fingers around a steering wheel, watch him go. And he doesn’t normally get too worked up about the location of the tracks you put him on. Except this weekend.
Hornaday, a veteran of 500 races in NASCAR’s top three series, will [...]

Is ‘The King’ Being Fitted For His 21st Crown?
Thursday, Mar 10, 2011 – 14:26 | Comments Off
Is ‘The King’ Being Fitted For His 21st Crown?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A couple of years back, Steve Kinser had kind of disappeared from the sprint car map.
Yes, he still won races. Some would say he won lots of races from 2006 through 2010. But for Kinser, a 20-time World of Outlaws champion, anything but being on top of the point standings [...]

France Pleased With Fast Start To 2011 NASCAR Season
Wednesday, Mar 9, 2011 – 16:59 | One Comment
France Pleased With Fast Start To 2011 NASCAR Season

It was an upbeat NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France who spoke during a teleconference with the media on Wednesday. The reason for the good mood, he indicated, was the good start to which the Sprint Cup season has jumped out.
“It’s nice to see the interest level on the way back up.” France said.
He cited [...]

Conway Claims He Was ‘Ambushed’; Gordon Penalized
Tuesday, Mar 8, 2011 – 9:03 | 8 Comments
Conway Claims He Was ‘Ambushed’; Gordon Penalized

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Not all the action was on the race track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last weekend. And some action which took place in the garages may find its way into a courtroom.
The non-racing action involved drivers Robby Gordon and Kevin Conway. The two reportedly had angry words and much more [...]

Pedley: Big Leads Lead To Small Drama at Vegas
Monday, Mar 7, 2011 – 9:07 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Big Leads Lead To Small Drama at Vegas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Odds and ends from a Sunday at Las Vegas:
In this edition – Big leads; New faces; Fueling problems; Air gun woes.
After starting off the season with two very good, very entertaining races, the Sprint Cup Series event in Las Vegas was a dog. And for the next several weeks [...]

Edwards Holds Off Stewart To Win Las Vegas
Sunday, Mar 6, 2011 – 18:18 | One Comment
Edwards Holds Off Stewart To Win Las Vegas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Carl Edwards took the lead during a final round of green flag pit stops with about 30 laps to go, held off  a resilient Tony Stewart and won the Kobalt Tools 400 Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday.
The victory was the third in the last five [...]

Race Day: Drivers Will Be In For Bumpy Rides
Sunday, Mar 6, 2011 – 9:32 | One Comment
Race Day: Drivers Will Be In For Bumpy Rides

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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All human beings must deal with bumps in the road as they travel their way through life. Today in the Kobalt 400 in Las Vegas, Sprint Cup drivers will have to deal with bumps in the road between turns 1 and 2.
And these babies are far from metaphorical, Grasshopper. These [...]