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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

Racin’ News: Burton Points Finger At Pocono
Friday, Aug 6, 2010 – 12:00 | 2 Comments
Racin’ News: Burton Points Finger At Pocono

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In racin’ news today:
Apparently Jeff Burton is not going to let the threat of secret fines keep him from speaking his mind.
On Friday morning, Burton was asked about safety at Pocono Raceway in the wake of the horrific crash there last weekend involving Elliott Sadler. Burton was asked if he [...]

Pedley: The FR9 Has Its Day
Tuesday, Aug 3, 2010 – 6:02 | Comments Off
Pedley: The FR9 Has Its Day

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Normally, engine roll-outs don’t get much attention in NASCAR. They are announced, the engines are lowered into the cars and off they go, to be only obscurely referenced until they are replaced years later.
It has not gone like that for the Ford FR9 engine.
Since it was unveiled last year, it [...]

Race Day: Gentlemen, Start Your Momentum
Sunday, Aug 1, 2010 – 8:38 | Comments Off
Race Day: Gentlemen, Start Your Momentum

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Sprint Cup teams and drivers are racing at Pocono Raceway today. But stashed somewhere in the backs of their minds will be the upcoming race at New Hampshie because all who still have realistic hopes for the championship will need to be in 12th-place or better when that race [...]

Memo: Believability Has Been Put On The Line
Friday, Jul 30, 2010 – 8:42 | 2 Comments
Memo: Believability Has Been Put On The Line

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
Friday morning at Pocono Raceway and Iowa Speedway, NASCAR’s top drivers are/have been, one by one, participating in what have come to be known as “hauler chats”. They will stand or sit in front of cameras and microphones and notepads and voice [...]

Trucks, History Are Headed To Pocono Raceway
Thursday, Jul 29, 2010 – 10:47 | One Comment
Trucks, History Are Headed To Pocono Raceway

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
To be blunt, not many Sprint Cup Series drivers get excited about racing at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania. It’s a long race on a track which some call dangerous.
But this weekend, the Camping World Truck Series will be racing at the bizarre 2.5-mile Pocono triangle for the first time ever [...]

McMurray Adds Brickyard To List of Victories
Sunday, Jul 25, 2010 – 15:18 | 2 Comments
McMurray Adds Brickyard To List of Victories

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jamie McMurray became king of the Sprint Cup Series’ big events Sunday when he won the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
With Sunday’s victory, McMurray joined Jimmie Johnson and Dale Jarrett as the only drivers to win both the Brickyard and Daytona 500 in the same year.
Kevin Harvick, the series [...]

Race Day: Time For Sprint Cup To Hit The Bricks
Sunday, Jul 25, 2010 – 5:00 | Comments Off
Race Day: Time For Sprint Cup To Hit The Bricks

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – The specter of what happened a week ago at a small, out of the way race track which was hosting a race in NASCAR’s second tier series has been hanging over one of NASCAR’s showcase events this weekend.
It’s the specter of “Gateway”.
When Sprint Cup drivers at Indianapolis Motor [...]

Pedley: Martin Just Says No To Classlessness
Saturday, Jul 24, 2010 – 18:14 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Martin Just Says No To Classlessness

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – This wasn’t the way the 2010 season was supposed to go for Mark Martin and his fans. This was supposed to be the season their personal demons were sent scurrying into the night.
Instead, it is Martin, NASCAR’s symbol for what we all wish stock car racing were like, [...]

Montoya To Start From Front At Brickyard
Saturday, Jul 24, 2010 – 10:56 | Comments Off
Montoya To Start From Front At Brickyard

Indianapolis – Juan Pablo Montoya won the pole for Sunday’s Brickyard 400 on Saturday afternoon. He won it with a qualifying lap at 182.278 mph.
Montoya, who won the Indianapolis 500 in 2002 at the same Indianapolis Motor Speedway, circled the 2.5-mile track in 49.375 seconds.
Montoya appeared to be headed for a victory in last year’s [...]

NASCAR Notes: No IMS Double In Cards
Saturday, Jul 24, 2010 – 9:35 | One Comment
NASCAR Notes: No IMS Double In Cards

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Racintoday.com
Indianapolis – A Nationwide/Sprint Cup double-header at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the same weekend? Not in the cards. Not right now.
That according to officials at both NASCAR and the speedway.
NASCAR’s two top series do currently race in Indianapolis on the same weekend – this weekend, as a matter of fact [...]