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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

Edwards, Keselowski Penalized
Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 – 14:56 | One Comment
Edwards, Keselowski Penalized

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
NASCAR has ruled on the ugly incident which occurred during Saturday night’s Nationwide Series race.
The series has penalized the No. 60 team and the No. 22 driver for rule violations committed during last Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Gateway International Raceway.
The penalties come as a result of violating Section [...]

Pedley: All You Can Eat Buffets Have Tighter Rules
Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 – 7:40 | 5 Comments
Pedley: All You Can Eat Buffets Have Tighter Rules

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The message NASCAR sent to drivers earlier this year about their on-track conduct came accompanied by the phrase of “Have at it”. And a cool phrase it is.
It’s folksy, as befitting a sport with rural roots. It’s easy to remember. Gosh knows that it rolls off the tongue with such [...]

Carl Edwards Has At Keselowski; Wins At Gateway
Saturday, Jul 17, 2010 – 21:58 | 21 Comments
Carl Edwards Has At Keselowski; Wins At Gateway

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
They had at it big time, boys, at Gateway International Raceway on a hot Saturday night in Madison, Ill.
Carl Edwards shoved Brad Keselowski out of the way as the two drivers headed to the finish line and went on to win the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 Nationwide Series race at [...]

Today’s Racin’ News: Villeneuve To Drive Indy
Friday, Jul 16, 2010 – 8:26 | Comments Off
Today’s Racin’ News: Villeneuve To Drive Indy

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In racin’ news today, Friday, July 16:
Braun Racing announced that former Formula One World Champion and Indy 500 winner, Jacques Villeneuve, will attempt to qualify the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota for the upcoming Brickyard 400 (NSCS) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Canadian driver has captured world championships in both the Indy Car World Series and [...]

Pedley: Reutimann Victory A Popular One
Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 – 10:03 | 3 Comments
Pedley: Reutimann Victory A Popular One

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – Victories are all equal in the eyes of statisticians. For the rest of us, some mean more than others. For a large group of people involved in NASCAR, David Reutimann got a very meaningful victory last Saturday night at Chicagoland Speedway.
It was one of those which turned [...]

Stewart Dishes The Dirt
Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 – 10:15 | 4 Comments
Stewart Dishes The Dirt

Joliet, Ill. – Tony Stewart is not just a Sprint Cup driver and a NASCAR team owner. He is also a track owner and sprint car-team owner.
Stewart owns what is perhaps the best dirt track in the country – Eldora Speedway in Ohio.
A couple of his World of Outlaws drivers – champion Donny Schatz and [...]

Race Day: Drivers Vent At Chicagoland Speedway
Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 – 9:57 | Comments Off
Race Day: Drivers Vent At Chicagoland Speedway

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – Friday was tell it like it is day at Chicagoland Speedway.
Call it disarming, call it refreshing, call it politically incorrect but do not call the way drivers were talking about subjects that have obviously been eating at them from the inside, evasive.
Here is what a select group [...]

Busch Wins NNS Race at Chicagoland
Friday, Jul 9, 2010 – 21:55 | Comments Off
Busch Wins NNS Race at Chicagoland

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – Kyle Busch crossed the finish line ahead of Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Joey Logano at Chicagoland to win the Dollar General 300 Natioinwide Series.
Busch led the most laps of the race, and the win was the 37th victory of his Nationwide career.
“It wasn’t easy,” Busch said. “We [...]

McMurray On Pole In Joliet
Friday, Jul 9, 2010 – 18:13 | Comments Off
McMurray On Pole In Joliet

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – Jamie McMurray on Friday afternoon won the pole for Saturday night’s LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. His fast lap was at 183.542 mph.
The pole was the third of the season for McMurray and his Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing team.
“Bono (Kevin Manion, crew chief) did a really good job,” McMurray said. [...]

Drivers Wary Of Big Changes
Friday, Jul 9, 2010 – 16:12 | 3 Comments
Drivers Wary Of Big Changes

By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – Change is in the air around NASCAR these days. Specifically, change in formats and schedules and especially, change concerning the Chase. Big changes. Sport-changing changes.
“Some wild stuff,” as driver Carl Edwards said of the rumored changes Friday at Chicagoland Speedway.
The impetus for the talk, and some cases [...]