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.

Scott Lagasse
By Mary Jo Buchanan On Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Scott Lagasse Doubles Down Twice at Daytona

Scott Lagasse Jr. is not only doing double duty on the track at Daytona, running the Camping World Truck and the Xfinity Series, but he is also doing double duty off the track as cyclist and new father. “I’m More...

Dalton Sargeant 2015
By Mary Jo Buchanan On Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

For Dalton Sargeant, Everything is Brand Spanking New

For Dalton Sargeant, who is running in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series this season, everything is brand spanking new, from his new sponsor to his new crew chief. And with that, Sargeant simply cannot wait for the More...

Jeff Gordon VL Dover 2014
By Mary Jo Buchanan On Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

For Jeff Gordon Fans, It’s Personal

As the tributes to Jeff Gordon continue to pour in, most recently from Darrell Waltrip’s pronouncement of Gordon as one of the ‘Greatest of All Time’ NASCAR drivers, some of the most poignant reactions to More...

Brandon in Cuba
By Mary Jo Buchanan On Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Pocono President Brandon Igdalsky Spends Off-Season Time in Cuba

Pocono President and CEO Brandon Igdalsky admittedly leads an interesting life. But this off-season, he had the unusual opportunity to go to Cuba, joining the select few who were the first to visit the island after More...

Photo Credit: Noel Lanier
By Mary Jo Buchanan On Monday, November 17th, 2014

Surprising and Not Surprising: Ford EcoBoost 400

As the Florida sun faded to darkness at Homestead-Miami Speedway and a first-time champion was crowned, here is what was surprising and not surprising in the season’s final race, the Ford EcoBoost 400. Surprising: More...

Photo Credit: Noel Lanier
By Mary Jo Buchanan On Sunday, November 16th, 2014
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Kevin Harvick Doubles Down as Race Winner and NASCAR Champ

It’s not often that a driver can double down in NASCAR but Kevin Harvick did just that, winning the Ford EcoBoost 400 as well as the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. This was Harvick’s 28th victory in 502 Cup More...

Goodyear 3
By Mary Jo Buchanan On Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Goodyear Has a Good Year; Already Preparing for New Year

While Goodyear is celebrating the end of the season in Homestead, pronouncing it a ‘good year’, they are already manufacturing tires for the New Year and preparing for new season testing. “I’m pleased that More...

Photo Credit: Noel Lanier
By Mary Jo Buchanan On Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Kenseth Wins Nationwide Finale; Elliott and Penske Celebrate Championships

In a thrilling green-white-checkered finish, Matt Kenseth, behind the wheel of the No. 20 GameStop/Rock Candy Toyota, held both Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson at bay to win the 20th annual Ford EcoBoost 300. This was More...

Alex Bowman Homestead
By Mary Jo Buchanan On Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Alex Bowman: A Season of Firsts and Lasts

For Alex Bowman, driver of the No. 23 Toyota for BK Racing, this season has been one of firsts and lasts. One of those firsts, in the last race of the season, is that he is competing at Homestead-Miami More...

Photo Credit: Noel Lanier
By Mary Jo Buchanan On Friday, November 14th, 2014

Darrell Wallace Jr. Wins Truck Race; Matt Crafton Wins Back to Back Championship

In a blur of burnouts, Darrell Wallace Jr. won the EcoBoost 200, Matt Crafton won the Truck Series championship, and Kyle Busch Motorsports won the owner’s championship. Ben Kennedy also secured Rookie of the More...

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