1. Jimmie Johnson Snags Pole in "Ho Hum" Qualifying Session in Phoenix

    Jimmie Johnson achieved the first part of his goal of absolute domination at Phoenix International Raceway by securing the pole and that coveted first pit stall selection. This pole is Johnson's sixth for the season but his first at PIR...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about almost 6 years ago 430 reads 18 comments

  2. Andy Santerre Has New Young Driver To Mentor In Camping World East Series

    Andy Santerre, owner of Andy Santerre Motorsports and past champion of the Camping World East series, has found a new talent to mentor for his team...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about almost 6 years ago 300 reads 2 comments

  3. Scott Speed Will Sell You the Shirt Off His Back

    At NASCAR's upcoming race at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR), Scott Speed will literally sell you the shirt off his back, all for a good cause. He is unveiling a T-shirt that he personally designed for a charity that is near to his heart...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about almost 6 years ago 909 reads 10 comments

  4. NASCAR Pre-Race Activities: Pomp, Pageantry and Pet Peeves

    Every sport has its pre-event activities and festivities. Football, baseball, hockey, basketball, F1, you name the sport and you can probably also describe the activities and traditions that precede each event...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about almost 6 years ago 1,296 reads 6 comments

  5. Are There Saints In NASCAR On All Saints Sunday?

    This weekend was Halloween but it was also the weekend to celebrate All Saints Day. As many reflected on "saints" that had touched their lives and helped them, I got to pondering about saints in my favorite world of NASCAR...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about almost 6 years ago 630 reads 10 comments

  6. Scott Speed Brings His Own Brand of Weird to NASCAR

    Much has been written about how "different" Scott Speed is. He paints his toe nails blue, wears clingy pink shirts, and most recently set off to conquer bull riding...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about almost 6 years ago 856 reads 10 comments

  7. NASCAR "Nationwide Notes": Qualifying Highlights at Texas Motor Speedway

    With the smell of Cup car’s tires still in the air, and Jeff Gordon’s taking the pole barely celebrated, the Nationwide series drivers took the track at Texas Motor Speedway for time trials to determine starting positions for their race...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about almost 6 years ago 506 reads 2 comments

  8. Jeff Gordon Takes Pole at a Track Where He Has Never Won

    The 2008 NASCAR season has been a good one for Jeff Gordon, but not a great one. Although Gordon was able to muscle his way into the championship chase, he has only been able to hover ...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about almost 6 years ago 540 reads 2 comments

  9. Jimmie Johnson: NASCAR's Mojo Master Uses Hoodoo For Championship Run

    Much has been made this season, and the past several seasons, of the "mojo" exhibited by the number 48 Lowe’s team and driver Jimmie Johnson...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about almost 6 years ago 1,473 reads 12 comments

  10. Michael Waltrip's Assessment Of 1,000th Start: "Such Promise, Shi**y Results"

    Michael Waltrip, driver of the No. 55 Napa Auto Parts Toyota and owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, reached a major milestone at Atlanta this past weekend. He joined Richard Petty as the only other driver with 1,000 NASCAR starts...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about almost 6 years ago 329 reads 12 comments

  11. Carl Edwards Wins Both Nationwide and Cup Races; Hauler Driver Wins the Prize

    Carl Edwards has had an amazing race weekend. In the NASCAR Nationwide race in Memphis on Friday, Edwards dominated the field to win the race. The win put Edwards within 80 points of Nationwide championship points leader Clint Bowyer...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about almost 6 years ago 624 reads 8 comments

  12. Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Picks a Fight with Landon Cassill in NASCAR Nationwide Race

    Bobby Hamilton, Jr. had a pretty good run going in the Nationwide race at Memphis Motorsports Park. He was headed for at least a top 15 finish and had the checkered flag in his sights. And then it happened...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about almost 6 years ago 2,476 reads 24 comments

  13. Kenny Wallace Achieves Best Finish in Two Years at NASCAR Nationwide Race

    As the laps were winding down at the Memphis Motorsports Park, Kenny Wallace had pitted, taking on scuffed tires. Unfortunately, that was not a wise decision and his car, one of the few on the lead lap, started to slip back in the pack...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about almost 6 years ago 238 reads 4 comments

  14. Scott Speed Has No Speed in NASCAR Cup Practice; Finds Some in Truck Race

    Scott Speed is doing the NASCAR double this weekend, racing in both contests at Atlanta Motor Speedway. His weekend includes racing in the Cup series and also the Craftsman Truck series, both held on one of the fastest tracks in the circuit...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about almost 6 years ago 183 reads 5 comments

  15. Paul Harraka NASCAR's Next Martin Truex, Jr.?

    New Jersey is not known as a hot bed for up and coming NASCAR drivers. In fact, the state has only produced one Sprint Cup level driver: Martin Truex, Jr., who is from south Jersey...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about almost 6 years ago 771 reads 8 comments

  16. Rain on the Parade: How Nascar Should Handle a Cancelled Qualifying Session

    For the fourth time in the seven championship chase races, rain is threatening to cancel qualifying. This time, the racing is at Atlanta Motor Speedway outside Atlanta, Georgia...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about almost 6 years ago 580 reads 14 comments

  17. I'm Sooo Tired: Confessions of NASCAR Fatigue

    One of my most favorite movies in the world is Blazing Saddles. Yes, it's sick humor - probably the sickest—and that's why I like it. I'm just enamored with that crazy Mel Brooks and his kookiest way of telling a really good story...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 6 years ago 343 reads 9 comments

  18. Jimmie Johnson Wins But Greg Biffle Biggest Mover at Martinsville

    It was another ho-hum Sunday drive at Martinsville Speedway for Jimmie Johnson. The points leader yet again cruised to Victory Lane with the team that is so good at this particular track...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 6 years ago 319 reads 10 comments

  19. Can Scott Speed Let it Slide in Martinsville Cup Debut?

    Scott Speed, former F1 and ARCA racer, will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup debut at the short track in Martinsville, Va., on Sunday afternoon. He will be driving the No. 84 Red Bull car...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 6 years ago 358 reads 8 comments

  20. Who Will Need Their Tums at the Martinsville Race?

    This weekend is the sixth race in NASCAR's race for the championship at Martinsville Speedway. The race is being sponsored by Tums, hence the race name of the Tums Quik Pak 500 at Martinsville Speedway...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 6 years ago 576 reads 11 comments

  21. Santerre and Sellers Achieve First Win In Wild East Series Finale

    It was a long time coming for Andy Santerre Motorsports and driver Peyton Sellers. But when the checkered flag waved, and after a few minutes of wrangling in Victory Lane, this driver ...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 6 years ago 205 reads 2 comments

  22. Martinsville Speedway: The Yankee Stadium of NASCAR

    Just as Yankee Stadium is the Mecca for New York baseball fans, Martinsville Speedway holds the same reverence amongst NASCAR fans...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 6 years ago 1,064 reads 14 comments

  23. Scott Miller: Crew Chief Masterminds Jeff Burton's Success

    At the halfway point of the Chase for the Championship, NASCAR's version of the playoffs, all bets were off this weekend as to who would win the Bank of America 500 race at Lowe's Motor Speedway...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 6 years ago 833 reads 6 comments

  24. Speed, Stenhouse Take Each Other Out; Allgaier Wins ARCA Race and Championship

    The final ARCA race of the season took place today at the short track in Toledo, Ohio. Short tracks always lead to short fuses but no one could have predicted the tempers that would flare on this sunny Sunday in October...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 6 years ago 951 reads 22 comments

  25. Jeffrey Earnhardt Robbed Again of His DEI Birthright in East Series

    For the second race in a row, young Jeffrey Earnhardt has been yanked from his Dale Earnhardt Inc. (DEI) ride in favor of another driver...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 6 years ago 8,462 reads 41 comments