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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

Race Day: The Concord Marathon
Sunday, May 30, 2010 – 8:29 | Comments Off
Race Day: The Concord Marathon

From time to time – usually right about this time of the year – the subject of establishing an official Triple Crown or Grand Slam for Sprint Cup comes up. Some say making certain races a bit more important than others would add to the sport’s interest level.
And after they say that, the next thing [...]

Schatz Wins In Charlotte
Sunday, May 30, 2010 – 7:00 | Comments Off

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Donny Schatz put that a early season of bad luck behind him on Saturday night to score his second win of the season in the Circle K NOS Energy Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on SPEED over Joey Saldana in the race which had been postponed by rain on Friday night.
Schatz had [...]

Busch Survives Late Crashfest To Win Nationwide Race
Saturday, May 29, 2010 – 16:07 | Comments Off
Busch Survives Late Crashfest To Win Nationwide Race

Kyle Busch overcame pit-road trouble and late restarts to win Saturday’s Tech-Net Auto Service 300 Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The victory was the fifth in 12 starts for Busch in 2010. It was the 33rd of his Nationwide career and it was his sixth at CMS.
It came despite the fact that he was [...]

Pedley: This Feud Has Crossover Potential
Friday, May 28, 2010 – 10:29 | 3 Comments
Pedley: This Feud Has Crossover Potential

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Is this the one? Is this the spat that racing-feud fans have been waiting for since Dale Earnhardt vs. Geoff Bodine? Is this the one which even non fans of racing start to follow? The one which will spawn ad hoc websites and Apple apps?
Probably not. Too many shortsighted sponsors [...]

The Unusual Suspects Heat Up Indianapolis
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 – 10:40 | One Comment
The Unusual Suspects Heat Up Indianapolis

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Their names are fairly familiar. Their faces, kind of familiar. The names of their teams, familiar in some cases.
But there they sat last Saturday, on stage in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway media center as part of the group which will start the biggest race in the world from [...]

Exciting Bump Day Makes Tearful Return To Indy
Sunday, May 23, 2010 – 19:24 | One Comment
Exciting Bump Day Makes Tearful Return To Indy

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Two very tough men broke down and cried just after 6 p.m. at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. One set of tears was produced joyous ecstasy. The other by wrenching disappointment. One other man celebrated from a hospital bed.
Bump Day is back at Indy.
The final 11 spots in [...]

Indy Notes: Kanaan Tells Danica To Change Attitude
Sunday, May 23, 2010 – 11:59 | 6 Comments
Indy Notes: Kanaan Tells Danica To Change Attitude

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – On Saturday night, a couple of hours after Danica Patrick had been roundly booed by race fans at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tony Kanaan met with his teammate.
His message to her was that she needed to adjust her attitude.
“She definitely needs to change her attitude. Not against the public [...]

Castroneves Wins The Pole For The 500
Saturday, May 22, 2010 – 17:06 | One Comment
Castroneves Wins The Pole For The 500

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Helio Castroneves will begin his quest for a historic fourth Indianapolis 500 victory from the pole position.
Castroneves, who won last year’s race, was simply dominating during Saturday’s all-new-for-2010 qualifying procedure.
He was fastest during the first segment of the qualifying session – which locked the fastest 24 cars on [...]

Indy Notes: Bad Day For Danica
Saturday, May 22, 2010 – 16:38 | 32 Comments
Indy Notes: Bad Day For Danica

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – The racing world has seen a charming Danica Patrick, and an angry Patrick and a joyous Patrick. Saturday afternoon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the racing world got to see a shaken Patrick.
Such is the effect of having a horribly handling race car at 225 mph.
“I was shaking for [...]

John Force Racing Winning But Not Celebrating
Friday, May 21, 2010 – 16:57 | 2 Comments
John Force Racing Winning But Not Celebrating

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Topeka, Kan. – It’s not like members of the John Force Racing organization are embarrassed by the fact that its drivers are ranked first, second and third in the NHRA Funny Car standings. They’re certainly not apologizing for it.
But, they’re not exactly breaking out the confetti canons, either.
Way too early [...]