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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

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
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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 [...]

Busch Runs His NASCAR Win Streak To Four
Friday, Aug 27, 2010 – 22:15 | Comments Off
Busch Runs His NASCAR Win Streak To Four

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
After finishing behind Kyle Busch in the Sprint Cup race at Bristol last weekend, Clint Bowyer jokingly called the winner of that race a “little turd”. Bowyer may soon have to change that to “big turd”.
Busch made it four straight victories in major NASCAR touring series races Friday night when [...]

Ganassi Drivers Hope Power Is Circling The Drain
Friday, Aug 27, 2010 – 10:10 | Comments Off
Ganassi Drivers Hope Power Is Circling The Drain

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Back during the days when American open-wheel racing was going through its civil war, then-CART driver Dario Franchitti didn’t hide his dislike for driving really fast cars right next to concrete walls on oval race tracks.
Having raced on nothing but road courses during his career, that dislike of ovals was [...]

Busch Wrecked By Fan At Karting Event
Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010 – 15:23 | Comments Off
Busch Wrecked By Fan At Karting Event

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Olathe, Kan. – Kyle Busch’s adventurous week continued on Wednesday when he was dumped hard by a fan during a go-karting event set up by Kansas Speedway.
One witness, who said he was behind the incident when it took place, said one of the fans sharing the track during the publicity [...]

Bowyer Hoping His Plan Comes Together
Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010 – 7:38 | Comments Off
Bowyer Hoping His Plan Comes Together

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – The plan is in place for Clint Bowyer. Both logic and history seem to indicate that it’s a solid plan. But, the plan concerns real-world automobile racing against 42 other people with plans of their own, so Bowyer also is more than just a bit aware of [...]

Pedley: Bad Brad Vs. Rowdy Is A Racing Thing
Sunday, Aug 22, 2010 – 9:25 | Comments Off
Pedley: Bad Brad Vs. Rowdy Is A Racing Thing

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A look back at race day on Race Day Plus One:
Sides clearly were picked when the day dawned at hot old Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday. Fans, media and even some other competitors had aligned themselves in the boiling feud between Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski.
When the green flag dropped for [...]

Dollansky Magical at Nodak
Sunday, Aug 22, 2010 – 6:50 | Comments Off

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Craig Dollansky got his third victory of the World of Outlaws season Saturday night when he won the Magic City Showdown at Nodak Speedway.
The win was his first at the high-banked 3/8-mile track in Minot, N.D.
Dollansky was scheduled to start fourth in the 30-lap contest, but was penalized two positions for being late to the [...]

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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]