Mary Jo Buchanan

Mary Jo has lived and breathed racing since her days at local dirt tracks. From her vantage in the pits, she has developed an interest and expertise in all levels of racing, from go karts to the Cup Series. Many of her articles focus on the "behind the scenes" racing world, as well as up and coming drivers. Mary Jo enjoys writing about the people that make NASCAR and racing work on a day-to-day basis. She recently won an NMPA award for spot news writing. Mary Jo can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.

By Mary Jo Buchanan On Friday, June 17th, 2016
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Chris Buescher Pays Tribute To Dad

It may be an off-weekend for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, but for Chris Buescher, driver of the No. 34 Ford Fusion for Front Row Motorsports, it is a special one as he pays tribute to his dad for Father’s Day. “My More...

By Mary Jo Buchanan On Sunday, June 5th, 2016
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NASCAR BTS: Kalahari Resorts Goes NASCAR Racing

Sometimes sponsor and NASCAR relationships just click, which was definitely the case when Kalahari Resorts in the Pocono Mountains decided to sponsor the Richard Childress Racing No. 31 Chevrolet of Ryan Newman. Come More...

By Mary Jo Buchanan On Saturday, June 4th, 2016
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Kyle Larson Wins Rained Out Inaugural XFINITY Race at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. – Kyle Larson battled competitors and the weather to score the victory in the inaugural Pocono Green 250 XFINITY Series race in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. The driver of the No. 42 Cessna/NTT Data More...

By Mary Jo Buchanan On Saturday, June 4th, 2016
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Brandon Gdovic Brings Travel Bug to Pocono

XFINITY Series racer Brandon Gdovic has been throughout the United States and Europe to race, but he is excited that his travels have brought him to Pocono Raceway to participate in the inaugural Pocono Green 250. Although More...

By Mary Jo Buchanan On Friday, June 3rd, 2016
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Ray Black Jr. Steps Up From Truck to XFINITY and Beyond

Last year on Pocono race weekend, Ray Black Jr. was driving in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. This year, Black has taken a step up to the XFINITY Series, driving the No. 07 ScubaLife.com Chevrolet Camaro More...

By Mary Jo Buchanan On Friday, June 3rd, 2016
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Suzanne Igdalsky Shares Life as Pocono Wife

Ever wonder about the women behind the men who run NASCAR race tracks?  Suzanne Igdalsky, the wife of Pocono Raceway President and CEO Brandon Igdalsky, is one of those special women, working on race weekend to More...

By Mary Jo Buchanan On Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
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NASCAR BTS: Landon Cassill’s Big Ride

Finishing top-20 in a grueling race at the Monster Mile on Sunday apparently was not enough for Landon Cassill. The driver of the No. 38 MDS Transport Ford for Front Row Motorsports, along with fellow competitors More...

By Mary Jo Buchanan On Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
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NASCAR BTS: Pocono Raceway Goes to the Dogs

Many race fans not only like to camp for the weekend festivities, but they also enjoy bringing along their canine companions.  This week’s NASCAR Behind the Scenes takes a look at what Pocono Raceway is doing More...

By Mary Jo Buchanan On Saturday, March 12th, 2016
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NASCAR BTS: Roush Fenway’s Diversity Duo

Given NASCAR’s recent celebration of its 2016 NASCAR Diversity Awards, this week’s NASCAR Behind the Scenes highlights the dynamic and diverse pit crew duo from @roushfenway, Mike Russell and Rafael Diaz. These More...

By Mary Jo Buchanan On Sunday, February 28th, 2016
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Biggest Surprise for NASCAR Drivers After Atlanta Race?

While the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500  race at Atlanta Motor Speedway may have been the first test of the new low downforce rules package, the biggest surprise for many of the NASCAR drivers who competed may just More...





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