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 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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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Sunday, September 28th, 2014
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NASCAR BTS: MRN Senior Writer Dustin Long Shares Hidden Writing Talent

Most race fans who follow Dustin Long know him as a NASCAR beat reporter and Senior Writer for Motor Racing Network. But what they may not know is that he has another behind the scenes talent, children’s book More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Saturday, September 27th, 2014
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Kyle Busch Scores a Nationwide Fiver at the Monster Mile

Kyle Busch behind the wheel of the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota, scored his fifth Nationwide season win to take the 29th Annual Dover 200 at the Monster Mile. And with that fiver, he also broke a tie with Joey Logano More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Saturday, September 27th, 2014
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Leilani Munter Continues to Share Renewable Energy Message Through Racing

Racer, self-proclaimed vegan hippie chick, and passionate environmentalist Leilani Munter is continuing her efforts to share her renewable energy message through her racing. In fact she will do just that at the More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Friday, September 26th, 2014
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Casey Mears Undertakes Different Mission at Dover Air Force Base

Instead of his usual mission to make it to Victory Lane, Casey Mears and his entire No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet Germain Racing team went on a different kind of mission aboard a US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III. The More...

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