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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

Race Day: Welcome To CMS, AKA, Jimmieland
Saturday, Oct 16, 2010 – 8:59 | Comments Off
Race Day: Welcome To CMS, AKA, Jimmieland

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – Yes, the Chase hits the halfway point today and, yes, Jimmie Johnson is leading the points and, yes, today’s race is at the track formerly known as Jimmieland, Charlotte Motor Speedway.
But no, other members of the Chase said this weekend, Johnson has not won this year’s championship. [...]

Charlotte Notes: Danica Will Be Back For More
Friday, Oct 15, 2010 – 13:17 | Comments Off
Charlotte Notes: Danica Will Be Back For More

Concord, N.C. – Danica Patrick officially announced she would be back racing in NASCAR in 2011 on Friday.
During a press conference at the Charlotte Motor Speedway media center, she confirmed that she will drive four Nationwide Series races for JR Motorsports – Daytona, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Bristol.
The rest of her scheduled will be put [...]

Pedley: Bowyer Finds Peace In Last Place
Friday, Oct 15, 2010 – 11:34 | Comments Off
Pedley: Bowyer Finds Peace In Last Place

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – Watching the procession of Chase drivers rotate in and out of press conferences at Charlotte Motor Speedway this week, one would have to wonder if a berth in the playoffs is a prize or a penalty.
Moods ranged from distracted to surly as the drivers fielded questions about [...]

Gordon Takes P1 At Charlotte
Thursday, Oct 14, 2010 – 19:20 | Comments Off
Gordon Takes P1 At Charlotte

By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – Jeff Gordon said this week that, basically, he needs a victory real soon to have a shot at winning this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
On Thursday evening, he took a step toward that victory by winning the pole for Saturday’s Bank of America 500 at [...]

Busch Says No Way He Can Catch Jimmie
Thursday, Oct 14, 2010 – 18:24 | Comments Off
Busch Says No Way He Can Catch Jimmie

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – Four days have not altered Kyle Busch’s assessment of his chances in this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship: He’s cooked. Too many points out of the lead, too many cars to jump over and way too much Jimmie Johnson.
What remains as a goal, he said [...]

Pedley: Proud/Sorry To Say Here Is How I Voted
Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010 – 18:14 | 5 Comments
Pedley: Proud/Sorry To Say Here Is How I Voted

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Charlotte, N.C. – For the second year in a row on Wednesday afternoon, I left the room where voting for the NASCAR Hall of Fame was held with a case of buyer’s remorse.
For the first time ever, it slowly occurred to me Wednesday that for as long as I hold [...]

Pearson Heads New Hall Of Fame Class
Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010 – 15:28 | One Comment
Pearson Heads New Hall Of Fame Class

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Charlotte, N.C. – The NASCAR Hall of Fame grew by five members Wednesday as the voting for its second class was conducted in the Charlotte Convention Center.
The new members are David Pearson, Bobby Allison, Ned Jarrett, Bud Moore and Lee Petty.
The five new members join the inaugural class which was [...]

Pedley: NASCAR Has An iProblem
Monday, Oct 11, 2010 – 17:22 | 5 Comments
Pedley: NASCAR Has An iProblem

By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
There are certain drivers to whom you absolutely must listen when they speak about racing. Jeff Burton is the all-timer in that area. But Greg Biffle never fails to educate when he talks.
Last week, Biffle was asked about sinking TV ratings for NASCAR and he tossed a new – and [...]

Race Day: Avoiding Chasers Is California Dreamin’
Sunday, Oct 10, 2010 – 8:40 | Comments Off
Race Day: Avoiding Chasers Is California Dreamin’

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s Chase time and everybody knows what that means. Among other things it means Chase drivers will complain that non-Chasers are not giving them proper deference on the track and the non-Chasers will complain that Chasers think they are immune from rough play.
It happened last weekend after Chaser Kyle Busch [...]

Busch Says Feud With Reutimann May Not Be Over
Friday, Oct 8, 2010 – 17:22 | One Comment
Busch Says Feud With Reutimann May Not Be Over

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch talked to the media on Friday at Auto Club Speedway and most of that talk concerned last weekend’s incidents between him and David Reutimann.
If you remember, Busch ran into the back end of Reutimann’s car at Kansas Speedway and spun him. Later in the race, Reutimann returned serve, [...]