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.

Dale Junior Pocono Burnout
By Mary Jo Buchanan On Sunday, June 8th, 2014
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Scores First Ever Pocono Win and Chase Berth to Boot

Dale Earnhardt Jr. may not have dominated the Pocono 400 race, but he was the one who took his No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet to Victory Lane after Brad Keselowski succumbed to trash on his grille and overheating More...

Denny Hamlin Pocono Pole 2014
By Mary Jo Buchanan On Friday, June 6th, 2014

Denny Hamlin Looking Forward to Race Day with Pocono Pole Run

Denny Hamlin, four-time winner at the ‘Tricky Triangle’, scored the pole for the 33rd annual Pocono 400 with a fast lap of 181. 415 mph and a time of 49.610 seconds. Hamlin broke Jimmie Johnson’s previous More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Friday, June 6th, 2014

Move Over LeBron James, NASCAR Drivers Have Their Own Heat Stories

While LeBron James and the Miami Heat were experiencing the over 90 degree temperatures in Game One of the NBA playoffs at the AT&T Center, some of the stars of NASCAR, including six-time champion Jimmie Johnson, More...

Kurt and Patricia
By Mary Jo Buchanan On Friday, June 6th, 2014

Kurt Busch, Patricia Driscoll and Brandon Igdalsky Announce Troops to Table Poker Event

Brandon Igdalsky, President/CEO of Pocono Raceway, along with NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, Armed Forces Foundation President Patricia Driscoll, and Lorene King, Executive Director of the NASCAR Foundation, announced More...

By Mary Jo Buchanan On Thursday, June 5th, 2014

David Ragan and Family Turn Road Rally Scavengers for Good Cause

While David and Jacquelyn Ragan are busy with the racing season, as well as preparing for the birth of their first child, they are both doing something a bit unique, turning into road rally scavengers for a good More...

Paulie Harraka Dover Nationwide
By Mary Jo Buchanan On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Paulie Harraka Back on Track and Working Hard for More

For Paulie Harraka, being back on track in the No. 44 ‘Buckle Up’ Toyota for TriStar Motorsports this past weekend was most exciting, especially after pulling off a 19th place finish in the Nationwide race at More...

Jimmie Johnson Dover flag
By Mary Jo Buchanan On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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Surprising and Not Surprising: Monster Mile FedEx 400

With Miles the Monster rearing his ugly head in more ways than one, here is what was surprising and not surprising from the 45th annual FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway. Surprising: More...

USMC Staff Sgt. Liam Dwyer
By Mary Jo Buchanan On Monday, June 2nd, 2014

USMC Staff Sgt. Liam Dwyer, IMSA Race Winner, Shares Can Do Attitude with NASCAR Community

Last week’s IMSA race winner at Lime Rock, USMC Staff Sergeant Liam Dwyer visited the world of NASCAR this past race weekend in Dover, Delaware to experience the sights and sounds of stock car racing and to share More...

Jimmie Johnson Dover 2014 win
By Mary Jo Buchanan On Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Jimmie Johnson Stole the Monster Mile Show to Make it Two in a Row

For the ninth time, Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet stole the show at the Monster Mile, making it two race wins in a row and virtually guaranteeing himself a place in the Chase More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Saturday, May 31st, 2014
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Going Once, Going Twice for Kyle Busch, Nationwide Race Winner

On Friday, Kyle Busch won the first of three races at the Monster Mile in the Truck Series and on Saturday, he completed the second race in the Nationwide Series in Victory Lane. This was Busch’s 66th victory More...

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