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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: Bold Move, But Beautiful?
Monday, Nov 8, 2010 – 8:58 | 3 Comments
Pedley: Bold Move, But Beautiful?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As questions go, today’s big one is really big. But, it’s the kind we all liked so much in high school because it’s a multiple-choice question and and there are only two choices. And, the correct answer will be posted in less than two weeks.
So, here it is: Was Chad [...]

F1 Driver Button Reportedly Attacked
Sunday, Nov 7, 2010 – 15:18 | Comments Off

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There are reports out of Europe that Formula One driver Jenson Button was attacked by armed assailants as he left the track in Brazil this weekened.
The assailants reportedly attacked the limo in which he his manager, his trainer and his father were riding after qualifying.
The 30-year-old driver from Britain as he was being chauffeured in [...]

Race Day: Is Five Too Many For Jimmie?
Sunday, Nov 7, 2010 – 10:18 | One Comment
Race Day: Is Five Too Many For Jimmie?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Last week, Kevin Harvick said that it would be better for NASCAR if Jimmie Johnson did not win a fifth straight championship this year.
Harvick – who will be third in points behind Johnson when today’s Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway starts – repeated that contention again on Friday.
“I think [...]

Bowyer Left To Ponder What Might Have Been
Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 – 6:24 | Comments Off
Bowyer Left To Ponder What Might Have Been

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
For those doping out Clint Bowyer’s victory last Sunday at Talladega on a what-might-have-been basis, the first stop would have to be numbers.
Just do a little adding and then some subtracting and you have the points position Bowyer would be in today had he not been been issued the death [...]

Race Day: Time For Some High Speed Drama
Sunday, Oct 31, 2010 – 7:52 | Comments Off
Race Day: Time For Some High Speed Drama

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The magic speed at Talladega Superspeedway in the years since restrictor plates were mandated at the track has been 200 mph. Hit that speed and teams, drivers and NASCAR start to sweat.
In the past, hitting that speed in practice has prompted NASCAR to switch plates to slow the cars during [...]

Jim Hunter, Friend Of NASCAR Fans, Passes On
Saturday, Oct 30, 2010 – 8:28 | Comments Off
Jim Hunter, Friend Of NASCAR Fans, Passes On

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Back in the day, it made editors very uncomfortable when their writers asked them if they could write something about the media or another media member. Journalists should just not write about journalists was the unwritten, though highly malleable, rule.
Over the next couple days, however, a lot of racing journalists [...]

Memo: Big Thanks To The Other Pro Sports
Friday, Oct 29, 2010 – 20:35 | 2 Comments
Memo: Big Thanks To The Other Pro Sports

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
I would just like to take a few paragraphs to issue some words of thanks. They go out to other professional sports in America and are inspired by some recent headlines.
I thank those sports for making auto racing and racing fans look [...]

Racin News: Foyt Back In A Truck
Tuesday, Oct 26, 2010 – 16:11 | Comments Off
Racin News: Foyt Back In A Truck

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In Racin’ news today:
Larry Foyt, son of A.J. Foyt, will return to a NASCAR driver’s seat this weekend when he competes in the Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Foyt will drive the No. 01 DougHanson.com Chevy truck in the Mountain Dew 250 Saturday afternoon. Daisy Ramirez Motorsports, a first year team in the [...]

Pedley: Martinsville Sends Over-Heated Drivers To Talladega
Monday, Oct 25, 2010 – 9:35 | One Comment
Pedley: Martinsville Sends Over-Heated Drivers To Talladega

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The boys, it appears, are getting a bit testy.
Perhaps not a good thing heading to a race track where cars run at over 200 mph just inches apart and in cars that spend more time out of control than in – unless your a fan. But there they will be [...]

Race Day: Can Hamlin Short Circuit Jimmie?
Sunday, Oct 24, 2010 – 8:15 | Comments Off
Race Day: Can Hamlin Short Circuit Jimmie?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The 2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship is getting a familiar feel to it. A Jimmie Johnson feel to it.
He is the points leader with five races to go and today, he races at a track where he has won five times in the last five years – Martinsville [...]