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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.

Time to Say A Personal Goodbye to NASCAR Writing

My NASCAR writing journey began nine years ago when my daughter went away to college.  As an only child, she decided I would be very lonely without her.  She saw an ad for NASCAR writers on a then new website called Bleacher Report.  So, she signed me up and off I went writing all sorts of posts, some of which were really awful and some of which were only semi-awful.  But it was great fun and I met some wonderful writers, editors, and photographers, many who have become lifetime friends.

Chris Buescher Pays Tribute To Dad

It may be an off-weekend for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, but for Chris Buescher, driver of the No. 34 Ford Fusion for Front Row Motorsports, it is a special one as he pays tribute to his dad for Father’s Day.

NASCAR BTS: Kalahari Resorts Goes NASCAR Racing

Sometimes sponsor and NASCAR relationships just click, which was definitely the case when Kalahari Resorts in the Pocono Mountains decided to sponsor the Richard Childress Racing No. 31 Chevrolet of Ryan Newman.

Kyle Larson Wins Rained Out Inaugural XFINITY Race at Pocono

Kyle Larson battled competitors and the weather to score the victory in the inaugural Pocono Green 250 XFINITY Series race in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. The driver of the No. 42 Cessna/NTT Data Group Chevrolet received the checkered flag after the race was rain delayed and then finally called.

Brandon Gdovic Brings Travel Bug to Pocono

XFINITY Series racer Brandon Gdovic has been throughout the United States and Europe to race, but he is excited that his travels have brought him to Pocono Raceway to participate in the inaugural Pocono Green 250.

Ray Black Jr. Steps Up From Truck to XFINITY and Beyond

Last year on Pocono race weekend, Ray Black Jr. was driving in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. This year, Black has taken a step up to the XFINITY Series, driving the No. 07 ScubaLife.com Chevrolet Camaro for SS Green Light Racing.

Suzanne Igdalsky Shares Life as Pocono Wife

Ever wonder about the women behind the men who run NASCAR race tracks? Suzanne Igdalsky, the wife of Pocono Raceway President and CEO Brandon Igdalsky, is one of those special women, working on race weekend to do all she can at track, as well as running her own business and being mom to 12-year-old twin girls.

NASCAR BTS: Landon Cassill’s Big Ride

Finishing top-20 in a grueling race at the Monster Mile on Sunday apparently was not enough for Landon Cassill. The driver of the No. 38 MDS Transport Ford for Front Row Motorsports, along with fellow competitors Jimmie Johnson and Josh Wise, took to another track on Monday, participating in a 102.7-mile bike race.

NASCAR BTS: Pocono Raceway Goes to the Dogs

Many race fans not only like to camp for the weekend festivities, but they also enjoy bringing along their canine companions. This week’s NASCAR Behind the Scenes takes a look at what Pocono Raceway is doing to make those four-legged fans feel right at home at the track.

NASCAR BTS: Roush Fenway’s Diversity Duo

Given NASCAR’s recent celebration of its 2016 NASCAR Diversity Awards, this week’s NASCAR Behind the Scenes highlights the dynamic and diverse pit crew duo from @roushfenway, Mike Russell and Rafael Diaz.