Jeffrey Hinkle
Jeffrey Hinkle JEH-free HINK-uhl (he/him/his)
Sports Broadcast Reporter, Phoenix

Jeffrey Hinkle expects to graduate in December 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. Hinkle has been an audio reporter for Cronkite News/Sports and writes for Sports Illustrated about the Dodgers, Padres, Chargers, Lakers and Angels.

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Phoenix Raceway turns into pop-up city thanks to NASCAR camping culture

The NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway drew thousands of fans, some of whom rolled up in RVs and set up camp for the weekend. Dirt parking at the raceway turned into a makeshift city with more than 5,700 campers who love the sport and the community that comes with it.

NASCAR President Steve Phelps (left) and Chevrolet driver Ryan Blaney (right) hold up the Cup Series championship at Phoenix Raceway Sunday in Avondale. (Photo by Reece Andrews/Cronkite News)

The hot-tub league: How a Mesa spa brought spring training to Arizona

MESA — Buckhorn Baths Motel is part of the reason why spring training is in Arizona. The spa attracted the attention of many teams looking for some much-needed rest and relaxation. But the hotel and spa has fallen into disrepair.

Buckhorn Baths Motel, on the corner of Main Street and Recker Road in Mesa, played a role in bringing spring training to Arizona. But the hotel and spa has fallen into disrepair. (Photo courtesy of Charlie Vascellaro)