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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

Kansas Speedway May Soon Be In For A Repave
Tuesday, Oct 5, 2010 – 16:06 | Comments Off
Kansas Speedway May Soon Be In For A Repave

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – It looks like very soon it will be good-bye “tar of death” at Kansas Speedway and hello progressive banking.
Darren Cook, vice president of operations at the speedway, told RacinToday Tuesday that the surface of the 1.5-mile Kansas track has aged to the point where it is [...]

Biffle Notches A No-Doubt Victory At Kansas
Sunday, Oct 3, 2010 – 15:13 | Comments Off
Biffle Notches A No-Doubt Victory At Kansas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – The Roush Fenway Racing driver took the lead on lap 206 of the 267-lap Price Chopper 400 presented by Kraft, kept it during a final round of green flag pits stop with 237 laps to go and held it to the end.
Biffle beat second-place Jimmie Johnson [...]

Race Day: Are Cup Fords Suddenly Sudden?
Sunday, Oct 3, 2010 – 8:02 | Comments Off
Race Day: Are Cup Fords Suddenly Sudden?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – The Ford Fusions have been running wild at Kansas Speedway this weekend and the head of Ford Racing says its a matter of evolution and not revolution.
“There’s never a single thing that moves the teams up,” Jamie Allison, director of Ford Racing North America, said. “It’s [...]

Logano Takes NNS Race At Kansas Speedway
Saturday, Oct 2, 2010 – 17:22 | One Comment
Logano Takes NNS Race At Kansas Speedway

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – Joey Logano held off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch and points leader Brad Keselowski over the final laps to win the Kansas Lottery 300 Nationwide Series race at Kansas Speedway Saturday afternoon.
To victory was the second of the season for Logano and the eighth of his [...]

JGR Rolls On In NNS
Saturday, Oct 2, 2010 – 12:10 | Comments Off
JGR Rolls On In NNS

Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joe Gibbs Racing took ownership of the front row for Saturday afternoon’s Kansas Lottery 300 Nationwide Series race at Kansas Speedway as it two drivers qualified first and second fastest on Saturday morning.
Joey Logano put his JGR Toyota on the pole with a speed of 173.645 mph, and teammate Kyle Busch [...]

Hamlin Has A Good Feeling In His Gut
Saturday, Oct 2, 2010 – 11:16 | Comments Off
Hamlin Has A Good Feeling In His Gut

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – Denny Hamlin’s epiphanic moment of 2010 came at what should have been the low moment of the season.
It was at Atlanta Motor Speedway five weeks ago. The engine in Hamlin’s Toyota blew up in a greasy cloud of blue smoke. Hamlin limped the car back to [...]

Cup Notes: Kahne Wins Pole In Kansas
Friday, Oct 1, 2010 – 16:54 | Comments Off
Cup Notes: Kahne Wins Pole In Kansas

Kansas City, Kan. – There are a lot of questions surrounding Richard Petty Motorsports for the 2011 season.
There were no questions about RPM on Friday afternoon at Kansas Speedway as drivers for the team won both spots on the front row of the starting grid for Sunday’s Price Chopper 400 Sprint Cup race.
Kasey Kahne turned [...]

Bowyer Now Putting His Troubles Behind Him
Friday, Oct 1, 2010 – 13:28 | Comments Off
Bowyer Now Putting His Troubles Behind Him

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – Resigned to the fact that he will not be able to move up this season, Clint Bowyer is opting to move on.
No more hard feelings against NASCAR because of the penalty which knocked him from contender to hopeless, no more false hope that perhaps an appeal [...]

Hamlin Says Emotions Got The Best Of Him
Thursday, Sep 30, 2010 – 17:20 | Comments Off
Hamlin Says Emotions Got The Best Of Him

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Mo. – Denny Hamlin says that a key to his having a shot at winning this year’s Sprint Cup championship is an increased level of maturity on his part and on his team’s part.
Thursday afternoon, Hamlin admitted that his fight to become more mature both in and out [...]

Bowyer’s Fate In One Man’s Hands
Wednesday, Sep 29, 2010 – 17:47 | 2 Comments
Bowyer’s Fate In One Man’s Hands

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Clint Bowyer’s hopes to remain alive in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship now rest in the hands of John Middlebrook, a former executive at General Motors who is now the chief appellate officer for matters concerning NASCAR penalties.
And those hopes appear slim because appeals to the the chief [...]