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.

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Friday, November 14th, 2014
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Brian France Talks Chase, Domestic Violence, Fights and Championship Finale

In a wide-ranging State of the Sport press conference, NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France discussed everything from the new Chase format, the sanctioning body’s domestic violence policies, fights in the sport, More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Monday, November 10th, 2014
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Surprising and Not Surprising: Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500

In the final race of the Eliminator Chase round, here is what was surprising and not surprising in the 27th annual Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Surprising: Not only did Kevin More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Monday, November 3rd, 2014
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Surprising and Not Surprising: Texas AAA 500

After remembering the passing of racer Jim Sauter with a moment of silence, here is what was surprising and not surprising from the 10th annual AAA Texas 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway. Surprising: Brad Keselowski More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
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Surprising and Not Surprising: Martinsville Goody’s 500

Hosting the first Eliminator race in the Chase, here is what was surprising and not surprising in the 66th annual Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Surprising: While some tributes were More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Monday, October 20th, 2014
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Surprising and Not Surprising: Talladega Geico 500

After a confusing qualifying session set the starting field, here is what was surprising and not surprising in the 46th annual Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Surprising: Even though it is the season, there More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Sunday, October 12th, 2014
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Surprising and Not Surprising: Charlotte Bank of America 500

With new paint schemes under the lights, as well as pink for breast cancer awareness abounding, here is what was surprising and not surprising from the 55th annual Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Surprising: More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Monday, October 6th, 2014
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Surprising and Not Surprising: Kansas Hollywood Casino 400

With Kansas City Royals Manager Ned Yost commanding the drivers to start their engines, here is what else was surprising and not surprising from the 14th annual Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Surprising: More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
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Landon Cassill Snaps Into Fitness with New Sponsor

Landon Cassill, driver of the No. 40 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, is snapping into fitness in a whole new way. He has teamed up with Snap Fitness, the first fitness company to be a primary sponsor More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Monday, September 29th, 2014
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Surprising and Not Surprising: Dover AAA 400

With advancement into the Contender Round for the NASCAR championship on the line, here is what was surprising and not surprising from the 45th annual AAA 400 at Dover international Speedway. Surprising: After experiencing More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Sunday, September 28th, 2014
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Jeff Gordon Scores Career Win 92 in AAA 400 at Monster Mile

While his teammate Jimmie Johnson has traditionally dominated at the Dover Monster Mile, it was Jeff Gordon scoring his 92nd win, his fifth win at Dover, and his fourth win of the season. Gordon also punched his More...

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