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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 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
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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
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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
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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
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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 [...]

Pedley: IndyCar Schedule Announcement Was A Biggie
Friday, Sep 10, 2010 – 14:04 | One Comment
Pedley: IndyCar Schedule Announcement Was A Biggie

Virtually all public announcements in motor sports are billed as big. Very few of them turn out to be more than mildly significant. There was one Friday, however, that was big and it will affect the oldest major racing series in North America.
The Indy Racing League held a press conference on Friday in Milwaukee. [...]

Edwards Is Having The Best Run Of His Career
Thursday, Sep 9, 2010 – 6:42 | One Comment
Edwards Is Having The Best Run Of His Career

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kansas City, Kan. – Carl Edwards’ eyes tightened to slits as he called up the 2010 Sprint Cup schedule inside of his head.
“Sonoma,” he said, eyes popping back open. “That was the low point. When was that?”
Well, it was this very summer. Late June. Just 10 races ago. But on [...]

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
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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 [...]