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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.

Articles by Jim Pedley

Chevy Crashes Produce Rule Changes In Indy
Sunday, May 17, 2015 – 12:18 | Comments Off on Chevy Crashes Produce Rule Changes In Indy
Chevy Crashes Produce Rule Changes In Indy

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A series of practice crashes which resulted in cars going airborne and flipping have spurred a series of changes for qualifying for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.
The crashes all involved Chevrolets using speedway aero kits.
On Sunday morning, in practice leading up to rain-delayed pole qualifying, Ed Carpenter’s Chevy […]

Kahne Reigns In Charlotte Truck Race
Saturday, May 16, 2015 – 7:28 | Comments Off on Kahne Reigns In Charlotte Truck Race
Kahne Reigns In Charlotte Truck Race

Kasey Kahne continues to have the golden touch in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
Kahne bettered his record in a truck to 5 for 6 Friday night when he won the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motorspeedway.
Driving for Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s JR Motorsports, Kahne won a two-lap drag race against Erik Jones.
Kahne’s margin […]

Johnson Wins Mother’s Day Race In Kansas
Sunday, May 10, 2015 – 2:30 | Comments Off on Johnson Wins Mother’s Day Race In Kansas
Johnson Wins Mother’s Day Race In Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Thanks to a brief but wild Kansas spring storm and the long delay it produced, Jimmie Johnson on Sunday became the first Sprint Cup driver to win a race on Mother’s Day since 2007.
Johnson, who is pursuing a record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship this season, held off Kevin Harvick […]

Allmendinger Signs New Contract
Saturday, May 9, 2015 – 20:20 | Comments Off on Allmendinger Signs New Contract
Allmendinger Signs New Contract

By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – AJ Allmendinger knows where he’s going to be working for the next five years. It’s the same place he’s working now.
Allmendinger confirmed Saturday during a press conference at Kansas Speedway, site of Saturday night’s SpongeBob SquarePants 400, that he has signed a contract extension that will keep […]

Fuel-Crafty Crafton Win Kansas Truck Race
Saturday, May 9, 2015 – 7:58 | Comments Off on Fuel-Crafty Crafton Win Kansas Truck Race
Fuel-Crafty Crafton Win Kansas Truck Race

By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Matt Crafton didn’t have the fastest truck in Friday night’s Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway, but he had the best feel for fuel mileage and what his crew chief would call their lucky fuel cell. The result was Crafton’s seventh series career victory.
With truck after truck […]

Bowyer Gets Royal Treatment In Return Home
Friday, May 8, 2015 – 15:59 | Comments Off on Bowyer Gets Royal Treatment In Return Home
Bowyer Gets Royal Treatment In Return Home

By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – So, when is 95 miles per hour scarier than 200 mph? For Clint Bowyer it was when a very, very hard baseball came at him at 95 as he stood in a batter’s box at Kauffman Stadium earlier this week.
Bowyer, driver of the No. 15 Michael Waltrip […]

Earnhardt Jr. Returns To The Top At Talladega
Sunday, May 3, 2015 – 15:48 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. Returns To The Top At Talladega
Earnhardt Jr. Returns To The Top At Talladega

Time was, Dale Earnhardt Jr. ruled over Talladega Superspeedway but that time was over decade ago. On Sunday, Earnhardt ruled the Sprint Cup Series biggest track once again as he led the most laps and held on to win the Geico 500.
The victory was Junior’s sixth at the 2.66-mile oval but first since 2004.
It was […]

Pole-Meister Gordon Secures P1 At Talladega
Saturday, May 2, 2015 – 15:29 | Comments Off on Pole-Meister Gordon Secures P1 At Talladega
Pole-Meister Gordon Secures P1 At Talladega

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Old system, new system or a hybrid of the two, Jeff Gordon remains one of the best pole-day drivers in the history of stock car racing.
On Saturday, Gordon greeted the debut of the new hybrid format for qualifying at Talladega Superspeedway with a dominating pole-securing run for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series […]

Busch Returns To The Top With Win In Richmond
Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 – 15:30 | Comments Off on Busch Returns To The Top With Win In Richmond
Busch Returns To The Top With Win In Richmond

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kurt Busch, who was suspended by NASCAR for the first three Sprint Cup Series races of the season, bounced all the way back on Sunday as he won the rain-delayed Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
The victory was the first in over a year for Busch and his second […]

Kennedy Could Be Racing His Way To The Top
Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 – 17:26 | Comments Off on Kennedy Could Be Racing His Way To The Top
Kennedy Could Be Racing His Way To The Top

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It’s mid-afternoon at a food bank located on the economically challenged east side of Kansas City and bags and boxes are efficiently and quickly being stuffed with things like canned spaghetti and sliced peaches.
It’s an unlikely spot to find the 20-something man who some day just […]