1. Newbie News: Chase Elliott Just About as Awesome as Proud Papa Bill

    While many other 13-year-old boys are having a lazy summer, "Awesome Bill" Elliott's son Chase is not only following in his famous father's racing footsteps. Young Chase is living his own dream...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 5 years ago 1,530 reads 23 comments

  2. Pocono Raceway President Brandon Igdalsky: "It Never Gets Old"

    Brandon Igdalsky, grandson of Dr. Rose and Doc Mattioli, has been President of Pocono Raceway for two years. But, in his words, "it never gets old" being at the track where he literally has grown up...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 5 years ago 874 reads 17 comments

  3. NASCAR's Changing Face Of Maturity

    Maturity is defined as "the state or quality of being fully grown or developed." NASCAR, however, has different ways of defining maturity, all represented by various faces of the sport...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 5 years ago 455 reads 23 comments

  4. NASCAR's Driver Development Programs: Low Tide or Total Wash Out?

    There is no doubt that NASCAR's driver development programs have been through waves of high tides and low tides over the years...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 5 years ago 266 reads 17 comments

  5. Pocono Raceway Concocts Magical Potion Of Philanthropy and Fun

    This past weekend, the newest installment of the Harry Potter movies made its magical debut, with professors and potions figuring prominently in the plot...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 5 years ago 148 reads 14 comments

  6. Newbie News: Austin Langenstein is Prodigy in Training No More

    Austin Langenstein, nicknamed "Prodigy in Training" for following in the footsteps of racing legend and father Charlie Langenstein, is in training no more...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 5 years ago 85 reads 9 comments

  7. Jeremy Mayfield Vs. NASCAR: What Is the Motivation?

    The saga of Jeremy Mayfield vs. NASCAR has recently taken further twists and turns. The latest development is that NASCAR has filed suit to reinstate the ban of Mayfield from competition, based on violation of the sport's substance abuse policy...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 5 years ago 5,704 reads 57 comments

  8. Jeff Gordon: Rich Beyond Measure

    There is no doubt that Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet and four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion, is rich. In fact, Gordon's riches have been recently measured by Forbes magazine...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 5 years ago 2,709 reads 16 comments

  9. Kasey Kahne Breathes a Sigh Of Relief After Windy City Finish

    Kasey Kahne, driver of the Budweiser No. 9 car, no doubt breathed a sigh of relief after his third place finish at Chicagoland Speedway...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 5 years ago 716 reads 16 comments

  10. Newbie News: Austin Langenstein is Bridesmaid in Summer Shoot Out

    Austin Langenstein, dubbed the "Prodigy in Training" thanks to his racing bloodline, secured a second place finish in the Young Guns Bandolero division in the Summer Shoot Out this past week at Lowe's Motor Speedway...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 5 years ago 149 reads 6 comments

  11. Newbie News: Martin Truex's Little Brother Ryan Gets Second Win

    Ryan Truex, the younger brother of Martin Truex Jr., is most certainly following in his big brother's tracks at Michael Waltrip Racing, where Ryan is a development driver and Martin has just announced his joining MWR in 2010...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 5 years ago 266 reads 14 comments

  12. Newbie News: New Feature for Bleacher Report's NASCAR Page

    One of my greatest joys in writing on the Bleacher Report NASCAR page has been the opportunity to meet and get to know "up and coming" drivers in the racing world...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 5 years ago 104 reads 26 comments

  13. Scott Speed: "It's All Good", For The Most Part

    Scott Speed, driver of the Red Bull No. 82 Toyota in NASCAR's Cup series, has been a busy boy recently—and for the most part, it all has been pretty good. In fact, this past weekend prior to the Daytona race, Speed had two excellent adventures...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 5 years ago 641 reads 16 comments

  14. Jeremy Mayfield and NASCAR in Ultimate "Peeing" Contest, Literally

    The "peeing" contest that has developed between NASCAR's sanctioning body and Cup driver Jeremy Mayfield has taken some dramatic turns, for the worse...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 5 years ago 1,474 reads 33 comments

  15. Newbie News: Brett Moffitt: Ready For Battle On and Off The Track

    Brett Moffitt, the 16-year-old driver for Andy Santerre Motorsports in the Camping World East Series, has known his share of battles, even at his young age. His most recent battle came in the June race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 5 years ago 125 reads 16 comments

  16. Newbie News: Austin Langenstein: 'Prodigy in Training'

    As Austin Langenstein puts it, "I have been racing my whole life." As a third generation driver, this 15-year-old phenom indeed has racing in his blood and speed in his genes...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 5 years ago 395 reads 12 comments

  17. Freedom To Be A NASCAR Fan Is Not Free

    "Freedom is not free". That was the theme of my speech on graduation day many years ago, sharing the podium with three other class mates, who also spoke on that subject. We all talked about the lofty meaning of freedom...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 5 years ago 338 reads 36 comments

  18. Sam Hornish Jr.: "I Am Right Where I Want To Be"

    "I didn't make the move to NASCAR on a whim or without being fully committed to becoming a successful stock car driver," said Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the Penske Racing No. 77 Dodge...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 5 years ago 355 reads 20 comments

  19. Paul Harraka: NASCAR Drive for Diversity Ace and Master Juggler

    What is a nice boy from New Jersey doing NASCAR racing in California for the Drive for Diversity program, going to college at Duke, and enjoying his summer with family and friends back ...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 5 years ago 530 reads 14 comments

  20. Jeremy Mayfield Wins Court Injunction to Return To Racing

    Throughout the accusations by NASCAR of violation of the sport's substance abuse policy and his subsequent suspension by the sanctioning body, Jeremy Mayfield has maintained his innocence...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 5 years ago 305 reads 50 comments

  21. Jeff Burton Awards Extra Mile Hero Award at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

    Although race day has dawned cloudy and a bit gloomy here in Loudon, NH, there were lots of smiles, warmth and even some tears in the media center this morning. NASCAR Sprint Cup driver of the No...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 5 years ago 282 reads 16 comments

  22. Kyle Busch: "Now Those Guys Know How I Feel All the Time"

    Having experienced race after race where he finished second after having a dominant car, Kyle Busch was finally able to pull off a win...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 5 years ago 1,321 reads 10 comments

  23. Donny Lia Wins NASCAR Whelan Modified Race; Kahne and Newman Wreck Out

    The Whelan Modified Tour took the track at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on a sunny afternoon after the conclusion of the final Sprint Cup Happy Hour practice. This was the 49th race for the Modified series...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 5 years ago 1,097 reads 7 comments

  24. Joey Logano On The Pole For Nationwide Race At New Hampshire

    Young Joey Logano secured his third pole in the Nationwide series today at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This is his first pole ever at the New Hampshire track...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 5 years ago 135 reads 13 comments

  25. NASCAR News and Notes from New Hampshire Motor Speedway

    It is a bright and sunny morning at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and there is plenty of action on and off the track...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about 5 years ago 274 reads 8 comments