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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.

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Memo: Big Thanks To The Other Pro Sports
Friday, Oct 29, 2010 – 20:35 | 2 Comments
Memo: Big Thanks To The Other Pro Sports

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
I would just like to take a few paragraphs to issue some words of thanks. They go out to other professional sports in America and are inspired by some recent headlines.
I thank those sports for making auto racing and racing fans look [...]

Racin News: Foyt Back In A Truck
Tuesday, Oct 26, 2010 – 16:11 | Comments Off
Racin News: Foyt Back In A Truck

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In Racin’ news today:
Larry Foyt, son of A.J. Foyt, will return to a NASCAR driver’s seat this weekend when he competes in the Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Foyt will drive the No. 01 DougHanson.com Chevy truck in the Mountain Dew 250 Saturday afternoon. Daisy Ramirez Motorsports, a first year team in the [...]

Pedley: Martinsville Sends Over-Heated Drivers To Talladega
Monday, Oct 25, 2010 – 9:35 | One Comment
Pedley: Martinsville Sends Over-Heated Drivers To Talladega

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The boys, it appears, are getting a bit testy.
Perhaps not a good thing heading to a race track where cars run at over 200 mph just inches apart and in cars that spend more time out of control than in – unless your a fan. But there they will be [...]

Race Day: Can Hamlin Short Circuit Jimmie?
Sunday, Oct 24, 2010 – 8:15 | Comments Off
Race Day: Can Hamlin Short Circuit Jimmie?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The 2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship is getting a familiar feel to it. A Jimmie Johnson feel to it.
He is the points leader with five races to go and today, he races at a track where he has won five times in the last five years – Martinsville [...]

Q and A: Loomis Talks About RPM’s Future
Saturday, Oct 23, 2010 – 9:24 | Comments Off
Q and A: Loomis Talks About RPM’s Future

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The future of Richard Petty Motorsports has been a hot topic around NASCAR.
Top driver Kasey Kahne parted company with the team this week. Team owners George and Foster Gillett are reported to be having financial problems.
There have been rumors that RPM is on the edge of closing its doors – [...]

Busch Wants To Keep Truckin’
Saturday, Oct 23, 2010 – 8:33 | Comments Off
Busch Wants To Keep Truckin’

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch almost always drives like he’s racing for his life. For the foreseeable future, he just might be when it comes to the Camping World Truck Series.
Busch’s team, Kyle Busch Motorsports, is having sponsorship trouble. Big sponsorship trouble, immediate sponsorship trouble. Despite being able to win a series-best five [...]

Pedley: Farewell, Little Track That Couldn’t
Friday, Oct 22, 2010 – 19:40 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Farewell, Little Track That Couldn’t

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
I thought the parking attendant guy had directed me to major trouble the first time I attended an event at Gateway International Raceway. T-bone trouble. I thought that as I inched my way through the cross-over and across backstretch and could see cars coming out of Turn 2.
But that’s Gateway. [...]

Pedley: McMurray Aces Test
Wednesday, Oct 20, 2010 – 9:15 | Comments Off
Pedley: McMurray Aces Test

Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
Jamie McMurray’s victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night will go down in the history books as his third of the 2010 season. But it might also be accurately viewed as his first victory of the 2011 season.
Ditto for other non-Chase drivers who happened to win [...]

Gordon’s Hopes Are On The Ropes
Sunday, Oct 17, 2010 – 7:39 | One Comment
Gordon’s Hopes Are On The Ropes

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship is, basically, a process of elimination. As the 10-event playoff wears on, drivers begin to be dropped from contention.
On Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, it looks like it was Jeff Gordon’s turn to get dropped as car problems and head problems relegated [...]

Race Day: Welcome To CMS, AKA, Jimmieland
Saturday, Oct 16, 2010 – 8:59 | Comments Off
Race Day: Welcome To CMS, AKA, Jimmieland

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – Yes, the Chase hits the halfway point today and, yes, Jimmie Johnson is leading the points and, yes, today’s race is at the track formerly known as Jimmieland, Charlotte Motor Speedway.
But no, other members of the Chase said this weekend, Johnson has not won this year’s championship. [...]