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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: 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 [...]

Busch Gets Truck Pole
Saturday, Sep 18, 2010 – 11:05 | Comments Off
Busch Gets Truck Pole

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Kyle Busch won the pole for the Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday morning with a fast lap at 130.029 mph.
The pole was the fifth of the season for Busch, who also has four victories in 10 starts.
Fellow Sprint Cup regular Kevin Harvick was second fastest in qualifying for Saturday [...]

Pedley: Victories Are Priority No. 2 In The Chase
Friday, Sep 17, 2010 – 9:11 | Comments Off
Pedley: Victories Are Priority No. 2 In The Chase

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
If it’s an argument you’re looking for, tell a Sprint Cup driver that his series is more about points racing than racing for victories. Then, step back, accept the blindfold and wait for the fusillade of indignation.
But judging just from the sounds emanating from driver interviews this week, points racing [...]

Can Roush’s Luck Win Chase?
Wednesday, Sep 15, 2010 – 8:23 | Comments Off
Can Roush’s Luck Win Chase?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Those who think that success in racing goes to the lucky may want to pick Carl Edwards to win this year’s Sprint Cup championship. Or Greg Biffle. Or Matt Kenseth. Because when it comes to luck, few can come close to those three drivers’ team owner.
Jack Roush, in fact, would [...]

The Big Q: Does The No. 48 Team Go Down in 2010?
Monday, Sep 13, 2010 – 10:09 | 4 Comments
The Big Q: Does The No. 48 Team Go Down in 2010?

There are a lot more questions concerning this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship than there are competitors in the field. Perhaps sitting atop the heap of questions is the one which has been around for about three years now:
Can anybody dislodge Jimmie Johnson as champion?
While many drivers and teams – out of prudence, [...]

Pedley: A Fist Full Of Lists About The Chase
Sunday, Sep 12, 2010 – 10:12 | 2 Comments
Pedley: A Fist Full Of Lists About The Chase

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Yep, it’s a list column. You know, one of those poor excuses for real writing, usually born out of laziness or half-backed ideas.
They are never funny or insightful and no new ground will be broken here.
This one is a special Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship edition. It will concern [...]

Race Day: It’s Clint Bowyer Night At RIR
Saturday, Sep 11, 2010 – 9:54 | One Comment
Race Day: It’s Clint Bowyer Night At RIR

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Not that he’s crazy about it but Clint Bowyer will be the guy in the spotlight during tonight’s Air Guard 400 Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.
Fans and several other teams will be focusing at least some of their attention on him as he is the driver who has [...]