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 Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Daniel Suárez Proud to Represent Mexico in 2014 Drive for Diversity Class

While Daniel Suárez is proud to have been chosen for NASCAR’s 2014 Drive for Diversity program, he is even prouder to represent his country of Mexico in the sport. Suárez, a 22 year old driver from Monterrey, More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Ryan Gifford Confident As 2014 Drive for Diversity Contender

NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D) recently announced its 2014 class of young, up and coming multicultural and female drivers and one of the headliners of the group is Ryan Gifford. Gifford, a 24 year old from Tennessee, More...

Photo Credit: Gary Buchanan
By Mary Jo Buchanan On Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

NASCAR BTS: Bob Pockrass ‘Humbled’ by NMPA Writer of the Year Honor

This week’s NASCAR Behind the Scenes focuses on one of the sports hardest working reporters Bob Pockrass, who received the National Motorsports Press Association’s highest honor this past weekend as Writer of More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Ryan Truex’s New Cup Ride ‘Definitely a Surprise’

While Ryan Truex was thrilled about landing a full-time Cup ride in the No. 83 Toyota with BK Racing, he was also just plain taken by surprise by the opportunity that developed a month before the start of the 2014 More...

By Mary Jo Buchanan On Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

David Ragan Set for a Milestone Year

For David Ragan, 2014 is set to be a year full of milestones, from his 100th Nationwide start to his impending fatherhood, with baby Ragan set to arrive this summer. But as is the case for most racers, Ragan is More...

Photo Credit: Gary Buchanan
By Mary Jo Buchanan On Saturday, January 11th, 2014

The Earnhardt Legacy Continues to Evolve

With Preseason Thunder testing at Daytona International Speedway, thoughts of Dale Earnhardt Sr. and his legacy on the sport of NASCAR are only natural. Yet, in spite of his being gone for thirteen years now, with More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Thursday, January 9th, 2014

NASCAR BTS: Pit Stops for Poverty Fasting for Childhood Hunger

While NASCAR nation’s thoughts are in Daytona today and tomorrow for 2014 preseason testing, behind the scenes back at the Richard Childress Racing shop, something even more unique than cars on the track is happening. Pit More...

By Mary Jo Buchanan On Monday, December 9th, 2013

Greg Biffle Celebrates NASCAR Banquet and NASCAR Pets Calendar

Greg Biffle may be fresh off the Cup banquet in Vegas after finishing the season in the ninth place in the point standings but he and his wife Nicole are also preparing for the holiday season with one annual tradition, More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Dakoda Armstrong Sees New Ride as ‘Greatest Opportunity’

Twenty-two year old former Truck Series driver Dakoda Armstrong has been tapped by the ‘King’ to drive the iconic No. 43 Ford Mustang full-time in the Nationwide Series. And for Armstrong, he sums up his new More...

Todd Gilliland
By Mary Jo Buchanan On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Todd Gilliland, Thirteen Year Old Son of David Gilliland, Continues to Impress

In spite of being an eighth grader and just thirteen years old, Todd Gilliland, son of NASCAR driver David Gilliland and grandson of Winston West champion Butch Gilliland, continues to impress with his skills behind More...

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