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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 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 [...]

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 [...]