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 Monday, August 4th, 2014
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Surprising and Not Surprising: Pocono GoBowling.com 400

From the impact of crew chief suspensions inspired by the No. 11 Denny Hamlin penalty to the forecasted rain that never reared its ugly head, here is what else was surprising and not surprising in the 41st Annual More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
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Christian PaHud has Dream Come True Opportunity with PEAK Stock Car Challenge

Third generation driver Christian PaHud had his dream come true by winning the 2014 PEAK Stock Car Dream Challenge. PaHud, who hails from Dayton, Ohio, has raced in the Southeast Limited Late Model Series and is More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
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Erik Jones Finds Redemption at Pocono Raceway with Top Ten Truck Run

Erik Jones, the 18 year old driver of the No. 51 ToyotaCare Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports, put his two bad ARCA Racing experiences at Pocono Raceway behind him, redeeming himself with a top-10 finish in his More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
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Austin Dillon Takes Chevrolet to Victory Lane in Pocono Truck Race

Austin Dillon, in the No. 3 Yuengling Light Lager Chevrolet, took the checkered flag after a ten-lap overtime shootout in the Pocono Mountains 150. Dillon also brought Chevrolet back to Victory Lane, the first time More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Friday, August 1st, 2014
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Rookie Kyle Larson Wins First Career Pole at Tricky Triangle

Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender and Drive4Diversity grad Kyle Larson scored his first career pole behind the wheel of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet at one of the most demanding tracks on the circuit, Pocono Raceway. Larson More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Friday, August 1st, 2014
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Darrell Wallace Jr. Transitions from Eldora Win to Tackling the Tricky Triangle

Darrell Wallace Jr., behind the wheel of the No. 54 ToyotaCare Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports, is ready to make the difficult transition from one of the sport’s highest highs, a coveted Truck win at More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Friday, August 1st, 2014
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Loss of Crew Chief a Matter of Perspective

While the penalty to Denny Hamlin’s No. 11 FedEx Office Toyota team, resulting in the suspension of crew chief Darian Grubb, continued to reverberate throughout the garage and media center at Pocono Raceway, there More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Monday, July 28th, 2014
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Surprising and Not Surprising: Brickyard 400

With the announcement by Roush Fenway Racing that Carl Edwards would not be returning in 2015 still reverberating throughout the garage, here is what else was surprising and not surprising in the 21st Annual Crown More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Monday, July 14th, 2014
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Surprising and Not Surprising: Camping World RV Sales 301

From the granite state where the ‘lobstah’ rules, here is what was surprising and not surprising in the 22nd Annual Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Surprising: Team Penske had an More...

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By Mary Jo Buchanan On Monday, July 7th, 2014
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Surprising and Not Surprising: Daytona Coke Zero 400

From a rain delay of a day to a rain-shortened race, here is what was surprising and not surprising from the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. Surprising: In spite of the fits and starts of the race More...

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