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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

Anderson Clinches Pro Stock
Saturday, Nov 13, 2010 – 21:40 | Comments Off
Anderson Clinches Pro Stock

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Greg Anderson said earlier this week that were he to win this year’s NHRA Full Throttle Pro Stock championship, it would feel better than the other three he has won.
That because of the fact that he has gone four years since his last championship and he was beginning to wonder [...]

Bowyer Wins Truck Race, Bodine Wins Championship
Friday, Nov 12, 2010 – 22:01 | Comments Off
Bowyer Wins Truck Race, Bodine Wins Championship

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Clint Bowyer won the Lucas Oil 150 Camping World Truck Series race at Phoenix International Raceway Friday night but Todd Bodine won the championship.
Bowyer had no problem holding off Kyle Busch over the final laps and went on to win easily. Busch finished second.
Johnny Sauter finished third.
The victory was the second for Bowyer in eight [...]

Force Picks Up A Big Point
Friday, Nov 12, 2010 – 20:50 | Comments Off
Force Picks Up A Big Point

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John Force picked up a critical bonus point in qualifying Friday at the 46th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals to move back within two rounds of points-leader Matt Hagan in the race for the 2010 Funny Car championship.
The one bonus point he earned for the third-quickest pass during Friday’s second qualifying session drew him to [...]

Edwards On Phoenix Pole, Allmendinger On Edge
Friday, Nov 12, 2010 – 18:59 | Comments Off
Edwards On Phoenix Pole, Allmendinger On Edge

Carl Edwards will start on the pole for Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix International Raceway thanks to a field-best qualifying lap on Friday afternoon.
And A.J. Allmendinger will start without a clue to what his future holds.
Edwards turned a fast lap of 136.389 mph. The pole is the third of the season for the Roush [...]

Phoenix Notes: Busch Open To Open Wheeler
Friday, Nov 12, 2010 – 16:29 | Comments Off
Phoenix Notes: Busch Open To Open Wheeler

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch and Tony Kanaan have a sweet relationship. Busch drives a Sprint Cup car sponsored by the company which makes M&Ms candies and Kanaan used to drive an Indycar sponsored by the same company and was sponsored by Snickers candy bars.
Could they become even better friends in the future?
Could [...]

Chevy Returning to IndyCar
Friday, Nov 12, 2010 – 10:21 | One Comment
Chevy Returning to IndyCar

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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General Motors is about return to major open wheel racing as it was confirmed Friday that Chevrolet, through partner Ilmor Engineering, will begin supplying engines to the IZOD IndyCar Series in 2012.
The new engines will be built by Ilmor. They will be used by the teams of Roger Penske, who [...]

RPM Haulers Late Leaving TMS
Wednesday, Nov 10, 2010 – 12:32 | One Comment
RPM Haulers Late Leaving TMS

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Haulers carrying the cars for the teams of Richard Petty Motorsports had not yet left Texas Motor Speedway on Wednesday morning track vice president of media relations Mike Zizzo has confirmed.
Haulers from other teams left the track shortly after Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 Sprint Cup Series race. Most returned to [...]

Anderson Just A Step Away From The Big One
Wednesday, Nov 10, 2010 – 10:31 | Comments Off
Anderson Just A Step Away From The Big One

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The standard answer, the expected answer, when you ask a driver which of his championships is most special to him is usually pretty unsatisfying. They usually say the first one or they might even get really safe and say all their championships are special.
But you don’t become a multi-time champion [...]

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 [...]