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, August 23rd, 2015
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Surprising and Not Surprising: Bristol Irwin Tools Night Race

With lots of discussion and questions about restarts in the drivers’ meeting prior to the race, here is what was surprising and not surprising after the checkered flag flew on the 55Th Annual Irwin Tools Night More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
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Castroneves Takes the Pocono IndyCar Pole; Kimball Crashes Hard

Helio Castroneves, driver of the No. 3 Shell V-Power Team Penske Chevrolet, scored the pole for the ABC Supply 500, with his two Penske teammates nipping at his heels. “I didn’t lift,” Castroneves said. “It More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
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Marco Andretti ‘In A Good Place’

Marco Andretti, driver of the No. 27 Snapple Honda for Andretti Autosport, is not only racing on his home track in Pocono this weekend, but he is also feeling ‘in a good place’ in his eleventh year in IndyCar. “I More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
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NASCAR BTS: Stewart Haas Sponsor Code 3 Associates

While Danica Patrick may just have scored a brand new sponsor for the next race season, Stewart Haas Racing has another unique sponsor relationship with a nonprofit organization by the name of Code 3 Associates. This More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Monday, August 17th, 2015
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Surprising and Not Surprising: Pure Michigan 400

With the new high drag package creating some high anxiety, here is what was surprising and not surprising in the Pure Michigan 400 from the speedway nestled in the Irish Hills. Surprising:  With Matt Kenseth’s More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
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Surprising and Not Surprising: The CHEEZ-It 355 at The Glen

With no need for the Goodyear wet weather radials brought to the track just in case, here is what was surprising and not surprising in the 30th annual CHEEZ-It 355 at the Watkins Glen International road course. Surprising: More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Monday, August 3rd, 2015
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Surprising and Not Surprising: Pocono Windows 10 400

In what will no doubt go down in the books as one of the crazier races at the ‘Tricky Triangle’, here are the highlights of what was surprising and not surprising from the Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway. Surprising: More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
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Ray Black Jr. Under the Sea and On the Race Track

It is not often that a NASCAR driver marries his passion for racing with a passion for scuba diving. But NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Ray Black Jr. has done just that, balancing his love for being on More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Saturday, August 1st, 2015
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Kyle Busch Scores 43rd Career Truck Win at Pocono

After three green, white, checkered attempts, Kyle Busch was again the one to reign victorious, scoring his 43rd Camping World Truck Series win at Pocono Raceway. This was Busch’s first Truck victory for the 2015 More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Saturday, August 1st, 2015
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Brett Moffitt Sweet on Ice Cream and Good Pocono Run

This is a sweet weekend for Brett Moffitt and his No. 34 All American Food Front Row Motorsports team. They are not only promoting National Root Beer Float day but also hoping for a sweet finish at Pocono Raceway More...






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