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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

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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Race Day: Is Five Too Many For Jimmie?
Sunday, Nov 7, 2010 – 10:18 | One Comment
Race Day: Is Five Too Many For Jimmie?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Last week, Kevin Harvick said that it would be better for NASCAR if Jimmie Johnson did not win a fifth straight championship this year.
Harvick – who will be third in points behind Johnson when today’s Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway starts – repeated that contention again on Friday.
“I think [...]

Bowyer Left To Ponder What Might Have Been
Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 – 6:24 | Comments Off
Bowyer Left To Ponder What Might Have Been

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
For those doping out Clint Bowyer’s victory last Sunday at Talladega on a what-might-have-been basis, the first stop would have to be numbers.
Just do a little adding and then some subtracting and you have the points position Bowyer would be in today had he not been been issued the death [...]

Race Day: Time For Some High Speed Drama
Sunday, Oct 31, 2010 – 7:52 | Comments Off
Race Day: Time For Some High Speed Drama

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The magic speed at Talladega Superspeedway in the years since restrictor plates were mandated at the track has been 200 mph. Hit that speed and teams, drivers and NASCAR start to sweat.
In the past, hitting that speed in practice has prompted NASCAR to switch plates to slow the cars during [...]

Jim Hunter, Friend Of NASCAR Fans, Passes On
Saturday, Oct 30, 2010 – 8:28 | Comments Off
Jim Hunter, Friend Of NASCAR Fans, Passes On

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Back in the day, it made editors very uncomfortable when their writers asked them if they could write something about the media or another media member. Journalists should just not write about journalists was the unwritten, though highly malleable, rule.
Over the next couple days, however, a lot of racing journalists [...]