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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.

Articles by Jim Pedley

TGIM: Is IndyCar Watching Too Much NASCAR?
Monday, Apr 11, 2011 – 9:05 | 6 Comments
TGIM: Is IndyCar Watching Too Much NASCAR?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Thank God It’s Monday:
Perhaps it’s the influx of young drivers into the series. Or perhaps it is a heightened threat to career survival. Or perhaps it is just the increasing degradation of the concept of sportsmanship in general.
Or, perhaps it is not that big of a deal to race drivers, […]

Kenseth Gives Texas Boot To Two-Year Drought
Saturday, Apr 9, 2011 – 22:10 | Comments Off on Kenseth Gives Texas Boot To Two-Year Drought
Kenseth Gives Texas Boot To Two-Year Drought

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Consistency is cool, Matt Kenseth knows, but in NASCAR, you have to sow in a race victory now and then for your job to be really cool.
This morning, all is cool with Kenseth as he put an end to a two-plus-year-long winless streak when he won the Samsung Mobile 500 […]

Biffle Says Fast Cars Are About To Boot Bad Luck
Saturday, Apr 9, 2011 – 12:15 | Comments Off on Biffle Says Fast Cars Are About To Boot Bad Luck
Biffle Says Fast Cars Are About To Boot Bad Luck

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – Greg Biffle’s eyes get really big as he talks about the start to his 2011 Sprint Cup season. He fidgets a bit and repositions himself in his chair as he talks – perhaps because the chairs in the Kansas Speedway media center are of back-straining hardness, […]

Pedley: Junior Is Just Never Going To Be Senior
Friday, Apr 8, 2011 – 16:22 | 8 Comments
Pedley: Junior Is Just Never Going To Be Senior

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As much as many fans want Dale Earnhardt Jr. to be Dale Earnhardt Sr., it has become quite clear that that is not in the offing.
There has never been any evidence that the son possessed the same qualities in a Sprint Cup car as the did the father and it […]

Pagenaud Will Make Best Of An Awkward Situation
Friday, Apr 8, 2011 – 7:34 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Will Make Best Of An Awkward Situation
Pagenaud Will Make Best Of An Awkward Situation

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s the old “not the best of circumstances” circumstance for veteran road racer Simon Pagenaud, but he’ll take it.
Pagenaud, a Frenchman who is a reigning American Le Mans Series champion, will make is IZOD IndyCar Series debut this weekend at the Honda Grand Peix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park […]

NASCAR Notes: Biffle Would Veto Kansas’ Repave
Thursday, Apr 7, 2011 – 20:01 | Comments Off on NASCAR Notes: Biffle Would Veto Kansas’ Repave
NASCAR Notes: Biffle Would Veto Kansas’ Repave

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – During a visit to Kansas Speedway this week, Greg Biffle issued an off-the-cuff plea. Don’t repave the track, he said of the place where he has won twice in the last five years.
The plea likely comes too late.
Last year, RacinToday reported that Kansas officials were seeking […]

TGIM: Harvick And The Late Show
Monday, Apr 4, 2011 – 9:02 | Comments Off on TGIM: Harvick And The Late Show
TGIM: Harvick And The Late Show

Thank God it’s Monday:
The plan, Kevin Harvick says, is not to pick up bonus points for leading the most laps in Sprint Cup races. The plan, he said, is to pick up victories. Thanks to dad, it’s always been that way for him, he says.
The plan has worked to near perfection the […]

Late Charge Gives Harvick Martinsville Victory
Monday, Apr 4, 2011 – 7:00 | Comments Off on Late Charge Gives Harvick Martinsville Victory
Late Charge Gives Harvick Martinsville Victory

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kevin Harvick passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. with five laps to go and went on to win the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday.
The victory was the second straight for Harvick, as he won a week ago at Auto Club Speedway in Southern California. In that race, he […]

Race Day: Goody’s Could Be A Real Rubber Match
Sunday, Apr 3, 2011 – 8:39 | Comments Off on Race Day: Goody’s Could Be A Real Rubber Match
Race Day: Goody’s Could Be A Real Rubber Match

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Following Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville, the track looked like the Gulf beaches of Louisiana after the BP oil rig blow out. Balls of black tire gunk littered the surface.
Luckily, no otters live inside the Martinsville short oval, so cleanup afterward was pretty quick and pretty simple.
But fixing […]

McMurray Is No. 1 At Martinsville
Saturday, Apr 2, 2011 – 12:19 | Comments Off on McMurray Is No. 1 At Martinsville
McMurray Is No. 1 At Martinsville

Jamie McMurray earned the right to start Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway from the pole after turning a fast qualifying lap at 96.509 mph on Saturday afternoon.
The pole is the first of the season for McMurray, the  Earnhardt Ganassi Racing driver who won the 2010 Daytona 500 and the 2010 Brickyard 400.
Ryan […]