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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

Force Hood And Team Are Rolling At The Right Time
Tuesday, Sep 7, 2010 – 16:13 | Comments Off
Force Hood And Team Are Rolling At The Right Time

Ashley Force Hood had faded to the background during the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season. Hers was the No. 3 story on her own team and hers were the worst stats on the three-car John Force Racing driver roster.
Seven times she was ousted in the first round of eliminations this season and [...]

Dixon, Force Hood Are Repeat Nationals Champs
Monday, Sep 6, 2010 – 16:44 | Comments Off
Dixon, Force Hood Are Repeat Nationals Champs

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Larry Dixon, Ashley Force Hood, Greg Stanfield and LE Tonglet were crowned champions at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series’ Mac Tools U.S. Nationals on Monday afternoon.
Dixon is a repeat winner in Top Fuel while Force Hood won last year’s Nationals in Funny Car at O’Reilly Raceway Park.
Stanfield in [...]

Cory Mac Thinks The House Might Rock This Year
Monday, Sep 6, 2010 – 8:40 | Comments Off
Cory Mac Thinks The House Might Rock This Year

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Clermont, Ind. – It was early evening at O’Reilly Raceway Park and fans who had sat through a full day of sportsman racing and pro qualifying at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals were headed out the gates and into a traffic jam.
Inside the media center, reporters were headed back to [...]

Race Day: AMS Is A Chase To The Chase Place
Sunday, Sep 5, 2010 – 11:34 | Comments Off
Race Day: AMS Is A Chase To The Chase Place

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
With just tonight’s Emory Healthcare 500 and next weekend’s race in Richmond remaining in the Chase to the Chase, it looks as thought the fight for the 12th and final playoff berth is a three-driver affair.
Those three are Clint Bowyer, who is currently 12th; Jamie McMurray, who is 100 points [...]

Edwards Looking Dynastic In NHRA Pro Stock
Saturday, Sep 4, 2010 – 9:50 | One Comment
Edwards Looking Dynastic In NHRA Pro Stock

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Clermont, Ind. – Mike Edwards has been pedaling Pro Stock cars down drag strips for a while now. He’s seen enough of the sport to know that success in that division of the NHRA Full Throttle series can be contageous.
Pro Stock, he’s observed, tends to be the division which produces [...]

NHRA Notes: JFR Attacks In Force
Friday, Sep 3, 2010 – 19:42 | Comments Off
NHRA Notes: JFR Attacks In Force

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Clermont, Ind. – It was a John Force Racing kind of September evening on the opening day of the 2010 NHRA Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at O’Reilly Raceway Park.
Led by defending Funny Car champion Robert Hight, the JFR bunch swept the top three spots in first-round of qualifying for the [...]

Hight’s On A Lot Of Minds As Nationals Begin
Friday, Sep 3, 2010 – 12:31 | Comments Off
Hight’s On A Lot Of Minds As Nationals Begin

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Clermont, Ind. – Robert Hight arrived at drag racing’s biggest event on Friday as a whole lot more than just the defending Funny Car champion and the owner of the No. 2 spot in this year’s point standings.
He arrived as a symbol of hope for that large handful of drivers [...]

Pedley: Busch A Cold Customer
Thursday, Sep 2, 2010 – 6:39 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Busch A Cold Customer

Olathe, Kan. – Kyle Busch didn’t get the drift of the question when he was asked last week what his thoughts were as he sped toward his hook-up with history in Bristol two weeks ago.
Or did he?
Whatever. His answer and tone may go a long way in explaining something about what it takes to be [...]

Pedley: Give Canada A Cup Race
Monday, Aug 30, 2010 – 9:00 | 4 Comments
Pedley: Give Canada A Cup Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It was a brow-wiping moment earlier this year when I saw that the race in Montreal was on the 2011 Nationwide Series schedule. It would have been a fist-pumping moment had I seen that a race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve would have been included on the Sprint Cup schedule.
When it [...]

Logano Showing Some Road Racing Chops
Sunday, Aug 29, 2010 – 8:02 | Comments Off
Logano Showing Some Road Racing Chops

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
After Joey Logano’s Nationwide Series qualifying run at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Saturday, there was almost as much grass and dirt on the track as there was in infield at the 14-turn, 2.7-mile road course.
And it looked like the good showing that the 20-year-old driver had made at Watkins Glen earlier [...]