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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

Cup Notes: Kahne Wins Pole In Kansas
Friday, Oct 1, 2010 – 16:54 | Comments Off
Cup Notes: Kahne Wins Pole In Kansas

Kansas City, Kan. – There are a lot of questions surrounding Richard Petty Motorsports for the 2011 season.
There were no questions about RPM on Friday afternoon at Kansas Speedway as drivers for the team won both spots on the front row of the starting grid for Sunday’s Price Chopper 400 Sprint Cup race.
Kasey Kahne turned [...]

Bowyer Now Putting His Troubles Behind Him
Friday, Oct 1, 2010 – 13:28 | Comments Off
Bowyer Now Putting His Troubles Behind Him

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – Resigned to the fact that he will not be able to move up this season, Clint Bowyer is opting to move on.
No more hard feelings against NASCAR because of the penalty which knocked him from contender to hopeless, no more false hope that perhaps an appeal [...]

Hamlin Says Emotions Got The Best Of Him
Thursday, Sep 30, 2010 – 17:20 | Comments Off
Hamlin Says Emotions Got The Best Of Him

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Mo. – Denny Hamlin says that a key to his having a shot at winning this year’s Sprint Cup championship is an increased level of maturity on his part and on his team’s part.
Thursday afternoon, Hamlin admitted that his fight to become more mature both in and out [...]

Bowyer’s Fate In One Man’s Hands
Wednesday, Sep 29, 2010 – 17:47 | 2 Comments
Bowyer’s Fate In One Man’s Hands

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Clint Bowyer’s hopes to remain alive in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship now rest in the hands of John Middlebrook, a former executive at General Motors who is now the chief appellate officer for matters concerning NASCAR penalties.
And those hopes appear slim because appeals to the the chief [...]

Kansas Has Bit Stewart; Stewart Has Bit Kansas
Wednesday, Sep 29, 2010 – 8:13 | One Comment
Kansas Has Bit Stewart; Stewart Has Bit Kansas

A couple of days before this summer’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tony Stewart was approached at the end of a press conference and asked if he had a couple minutes to talk about Kansas Speedway.
Stewart’s head slowly turned toward the reporter. His eyes narrowed, the whisker stubble seemed to stand up straighter on [...]

Wimmer Wants Another Chance
Tuesday, Sep 28, 2010 – 10:24 | Comments Off
Wimmer Wants Another Chance

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Scott Wimmer slowly nods along in agreement as it is suggested to him that he must be flattered that his phone rings when big-time race team owners need help launching the careers of people who have more sex appeal than driving chops, or more raw talent than experience.
But then, Wimmer [...]

Race Day: Chasers Could Be In For Rough Time
Sunday, Sep 26, 2010 – 8:21 | Comments Off
Race Day: Chasers Could Be In For Rough Time

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Before Clint Bowyer was handed the death penalty in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship for use of an illegal car, much of the post-race talk about New Hampshire concerned aggressive driving in the playoff opener.
The Chase continues today at Dover International Speedway in Delaware and some are wondering if [...]

Pedley: It’s Over For Bowyer
Thursday, Sep 23, 2010 – 11:11 | Comments Off
Pedley: It’s Over For Bowyer

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It was February, 2004 at Daytona. Clint Bowyer’s career was about to launch. He had signed to drive a full season in Nationwide for Richard Childress but he opted to start the year off driving in the ARCA race at Speed Weeks.
He finished eighth that hot, hazy day and I [...]

NASCAR Penalizes Bowyer, Team
Wednesday, Sep 22, 2010 – 15:24 | One Comment
NASCAR Penalizes Bowyer, Team

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
NASCAR has come down hard on Sprint Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer and his team after a post-race inspection found the No. 33 Richard Childress Racing car to be illegal.
Bowyer, a Chase driver, was fined 150 championship points. His crew chief, Shane Wilson, was suspended for six races and fined [...]

Childress Has More Young Talent In The Pipeline
Wednesday, Sep 22, 2010 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Childress Has More Young Talent In The Pipeline

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – Ty Dillon insists that his career path was not set for him in the maternity ward and sketeched out by his family on the back of his birth certificate.
He is not one of those drivers who was in a kart by his sixth birthday and piling [...]