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, September 20th, 2015
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Surprising and Not Surprising: Chicagoland myAFibRisk.com400

In the first race of the 10-race Chase to the championship here is what was surprising and not surprising from 15th Annual myAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. Surprising:  While Denny Hamlin proved he More...

during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 12, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia.
By Mary Jo Buchanan On Sunday, September 13th, 2015
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Surprising and Not Surprising: Richmond Federated Auto Parts 400

In the last race of the regular season and the one to set the Chase contenders here is what was surprising and not surprising from the 48th annual Federated Auto Parts 500 at Richmond International Raceway. Surprising: More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
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Surprising and Not Surprising: Bojangles Southern 500

With retro paint schemes, throwback uniforms and the low downforce package all the rage, here is what else was surprising and not surprising from the 66th annual Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Surprising: More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Monday, August 31st, 2015
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NASCAR BTS: Pit Crew Wrestlers In Training

Ever wonder how those pit crew members, especially for the elite teams, muscled their way into that kind of a sweet gig?  Well, this week NASCAR Behind the Scenes focuses on two of Jimmie Johnson’s pit crew members More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Sunday, August 23rd, 2015
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Ryan Hunter-Reay Wins Pocono IndyCar Race; Justin Wilson Has Horrific Crash

Emotions ran high at Andretti Motorsports as Ryan Hunter-Reay won the race while teammate Justin Wilson suffered a head injury from a serious crash and was airlifted from the race track. “I thought Justin was More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Sunday, August 23rd, 2015
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Justin Wilson and Sage Karam Hospitalized After Crash

Rookie Sage Karam and Justin Wilson were both hospitalized after a wicked crash involving the two drivers in the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway. Karam lost control of his No. 8 Comfort Revolution/Big Machine Record More...

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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...

Cole Custer with Code 3
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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