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.

Energy Freedom Car
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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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Friday, September 26th, 2014
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Kevin Harvick Freaky Fast Yet Again to Score Monster Mile Pole

After a celebratory hug from son Keelan, Kevin Harvick proved that he was ‘freaky fast’ again in his No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet, scoring the pole for the AAA 400 at the Monster Mile with a speed of 162.933 mph More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Friday, September 26th, 2014
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Bobby Labonte Finding Balance by Biking for a Cause

While Bobby Labonte has always balanced life and racing throughout his career, the NASCAR champion is now finding a new balance on the seat of his bike, all for a good cause. Labonte, through the Foundation that More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Sunday, September 21st, 2014
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Surprising and Not Surprising: New Hampshire Sylvania 300

In the second race of the Chase for NASCAR’s championship, here is what was surprising and not surprising from the 18th annual Sylvania 300 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Surprising: Instead of being magical, More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Sunday, September 14th, 2014
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Surprising and Not Surprising: MyAFibStory.com 400

From Kevin Harvick swapping his pit crew to Marcos Ambrose announcing he will leave NASCAR at the season’s end, here is what else was surprising and not surprising from the 14th annual MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Sunday, September 7th, 2014
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Surprising and Not Surprising: Richmond Federated Auto Parts 400

In a far less dramatic and controversial race than last year, here is what was surprising and not surprising from the 57th Annual Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Surprising: While the More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Monday, September 1st, 2014
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Surprising and Not Surprising: Oral-B USA 500

With an intense heat radiating from the track and an even more intense return to the track for Tony Stewart, here is what was surprising and not surprising from the 55th annual Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Surprising: More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Monday, August 25th, 2014
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Surprising and Not Surprising: IRWIN Tools Night Race

The Coliseum…..Thunder Valley…..and “The World’s Fastest Half Mile”…..here is what was surprising and not surprising from Bristol Motor Speedway in the IRWIN Tools Night Race. Surprising: Although More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Sunday, August 17th, 2014
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Surprising and Not Surprising: Pure Michigan 400

With an impassioned driver’s meeting speech by Carl Edwards urging safety and throttling back during cautions at such a high-speed track, here is what else was surprising and not surprising from the 45th annual More...

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