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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

Busch Makes A Sweeping Statement At Bristol
Saturday, Aug 21, 2010 – 21:31 | 2 Comments
Busch Makes A Sweeping Statement At Bristol

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch’s Saturday night began with fellow driver Brad Keselowski publicly calling him an ass during pre-race driver introductions and people screaming even worse things at him from the grandstands.
The night ended with Busch responding to it all by making history. Good history. Incredible history.
Busch pulled of the first triple [...]

Race Day: Will Change Buy Excitement At Bristol?
Saturday, Aug 21, 2010 – 8:59 | Comments Off
Race Day: Will Change Buy Excitement At Bristol?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Sprint Cup Series has been racing at Bristol Motor Speedway for almost 50 years so you think teams and driver would have a pretty good idea of what to expect during races at the high-banked short track.
But in recent years, racing has changed at BMS. New concrete surface, new [...]

Pedley: TMS, Stewart Ideas Have Roots
Thursday, Aug 19, 2010 – 18:01 | One Comment
Pedley: TMS, Stewart Ideas Have Roots

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The guess here isthat the reaction to Tuesday’s announcement that Texas Motor Speedway will host two IZOD IndyCar Series races on the same day next season is being shredded by the auto racing traditionalists.
Just like Tony Stewart’s suggestion that NASCAR insert a dirt-track race into the Chase lineup evokes more [...]

Ambrose To Drive For Petty
Tuesday, Aug 17, 2010 – 12:10 | Comments Off
Ambrose To Drive For Petty

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Marcos Ambrose was named to replace Kasey Kahne as the driver of the No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports Sprint Cup car on Tuesday.
The announcement was made during a teleconference Tuesday afternoon.
Ambrose, a native of Australia, has been driving for the one-car team of JTG/Daugherty but it was recently announced that [...]

Budweiser To Sponsor Harvick
Tuesday, Aug 17, 2010 – 9:05 | One Comment
Budweiser To Sponsor Harvick

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kevin Harvick and his team owner, Richard Childress, have likely faced their last question about sponsorship of their No. 29 Chevrolet next season.
On Tuesday at morning, it was announced that Budweiser will replace Shell as the primary sponsor of the car.
The announcement – complete with trademark Clydesdale horses – was [...]

Pedley: Fords Are Smokin’ Again
Tuesday, Aug 17, 2010 – 8:38 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Fords Are Smokin’ Again

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jamie Allison was way too upbeat as we stood in the back of the media center at Indianapolis Motor Speedway a month ago. The head of Ford Racing, Allison was sporting a game-show host attitude at a time when his NASCAR operation was looking quite ordinary.
Was he laughing to keep [...]

Race Day: Chase Talk Moves To Front Burner
Sunday, Aug 15, 2010 – 8:44 | One Comment
Race Day: Chase Talk Moves To Front Burner

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
NASCAR has entered that period of the season when it is no longer possible for its teams and drivers to brush aside questions about the 2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
The playoffs are in the competitors’ faces. Questions about the Chase can no longer be dealt with by such [...]

Keselowski Beats New Best Buddy In Michigan
Sunday, Aug 15, 2010 – 7:59 | One Comment
Keselowski Beats New Best Buddy In Michigan

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Cage-match, fists dipped in broken glass-style feud? What cage match, fists dipped in broken glass-style feud?
Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards played nice on the race track in the Nationwide Series Carfax 250 on Saturday. And then, after Keselowski creamed Edwards on a restart with nine laps to go and went [...]

Tony Pedregon Needs Win, Confidence As NHRA Playoffs Near
Friday, Aug 13, 2010 – 9:35 | 2 Comments
Tony Pedregon Needs Win, Confidence As NHRA Playoffs Near

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Tony Pedregon wasn’t exactly doing a Norman Vincent Peale thing this week as he talked about his chances of making the 2010 NHRA playoffs. No, positive thinking on the part of the former two-time champion was clearly being tested by fear of a slow Funny Car.
Asked about doing well in [...]

Sprint Cup Schedule Roundup: Two For Kansas Is Done Deal
Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010 – 10:04 | Comments Off
Sprint Cup Schedule Roundup: Two For Kansas Is Done Deal

By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
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Kansas City, Kan. – It has long been known that Kansas Speedway would become a two-Sprint Cup track in 2011. Now it is known that the date of Kansas’ second race next season will be Sunday, June 5.
That was announced Tuesday morning at the speedway, which is located in Kansas [...]