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.

By Mary Jo Buchanan On Sunday, October 25th, 2015
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Surprising and Not Surprising: Talladega CampingWorld.com 500

In the final race of the Contender round and with the elimination of four more drivers, here is what was surprising and not surprising from the CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Surprising:  There More...

By Mary Jo Buchanan On Sunday, October 18th, 2015
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Surprising and Not Surprising: Kansas Hollywood Casino 400

Fresh off the announcement of the rules package for next year, here is what was surprising and not surprising from this year’s second race of the Contender round from the 15th annual Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas More...

during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 11, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
By Mary Jo Buchanan On Sunday, October 11th, 2015
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Surprising and Not Surprising: Bank of America 500

Starting off the Chase Contender round, here is what was surprising and not surprising in the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Surprising:  While the race was at most drivers’ home tracks, there More...

By Mary Jo Buchanan On Sunday, October 4th, 2015
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Surprising and Not Surprising: Monster Mile AAA 400

The first elimination race, otherwise known as ‘It’s Over in Dover’, produced some very surprising and not surprising moments in the 46th running of the AAA 400 at the Monster Mile. Surprising:  Typically More...

By Mary Jo Buchanan On Monday, September 28th, 2015
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NASCAR BTS: The Woman Behind the Monster

With the Dover, Delaware race weekend up next on the NASCAR schedule, fans are no doubt following Dover International Speedway on Facebook and @MonsterMile on Twitter to catch all the track doings, news and updates. So More...

By Mary Jo Buchanan On Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
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NASCAR BTS: Venturini Racing Pays It Forward for Kevin Swindell

Whether on dirt or asphalt, racers compete with all the hearts on track. But when a fellow racer is injured or in need of help off the track, true racers pay it forward with whatever help is needed. This week’s More...

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...

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...

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...

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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