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.

Crafton and Elladee
By Mary Jo Buchanan On Thursday, June 12th, 2014
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Matt Crafton: NASCAR Champ, Texas Race Winner and Elladee’s Dad

Matt Crafton may be a NASCAR Camping World Truck Champion and the most recent race winner in Texas this past weekend, but his most important role in life to date is that of being dad to daughter Elladee. “It’s More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
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Staff Sergeant Randy Gray Speechless After RPM Race Experience

This past race weekend, thanks to Richard Petty Motorsports, driver Aric Almirola and team, sponsor Eckrich, Weis Markets, and Operation Homefront, wounded warrior Staff Sergeant Randy Gray was given a VIP NASCAR More...

Junior Pocono checkered flag
By Mary Jo Buchanan On Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
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Surprising and Not Surprising: Pocono 400

Under surprisingly blue skies with no rain in sight, here is what else was surprising and not surprising from the 33rd annual Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Surprising: It may have More...

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
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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
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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
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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...

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

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