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Jones' consistency has made him a NASCAR Cup playoff contender

The scouting report on Erik Jones in the Athlon Sports NASCAR season preview didn't exactly diminish expectations heading into his rookie season in Monster Energy Cup. One former driver labeled him "unreal" and called him "head and shoulders above everybody else when it comes to up-and-coming young...

  • 2013 Grand Prix of Baltimore [Pictures]

    2013 Grand Prix of Baltimore

    Look through pictures of the 2013 Grand Prix of Baltimore.

  • Pictures: Baltimore's Checkered Flag Girls

    Pictures: Baltimore's Checkered Flag Girls

    As roving ambassadors for Labor Day weekend's Baltimore Grand Prix, the Checkered Flag Girls will be appearing throughout the area in the weeks leading up to the event. With hundreds of thousands of car-crazed visitors expected for the three-day event, the Checkered Flag Girls may have their work...

  • Pictures: 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup race winners

    2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup race winners

    Changes to rules this season expanded the Chase for the Championship field from 12 to 16. Any driver who scored a victory in the first 26 races of the season clinched a spot in the postseason, which started at Chicagoland with Brad Keselowski's 5th victory of the campaign.

  • The 98th Indianapolis 500

    The 98th Indianapolis 500

    American Ryan Hunter-Reay edges three-time winner Helio Castroneves to win the Indy 500 in the second-closest finish in history.

  • Baltimore Grand Prix [Pictures]

    Inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix

    Check out race and event photos from the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix. Upload your images in our reader photo gallery.

  • Pictures: Baltimore Grand Prix

    Baltimore Grand Prix Plan

    The inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix road race will hit the Inner Harbor Labor Day weekend. Here are some photos of the lead-up to the event, which begins Sept. 2.

  • Jimmie Johnson wins again at Texas to qualify for NASCAR Cup playoffs

    Jimmie Johnson wins again at Texas to qualify for NASCAR Cup playoffs

    Jimmie Johnson got his first win of the season, going from the back of the field to Victory Lane on Sunday at a Texas Motor Speedway track that has changed since his first six wins here. Johnson, who last year won his record-tying seventh NASCAR Cup Series season championship, charged under Joey...

  • Erik Jones wins NASCAR's Xfinity Series race in Texas

    Erik Jones wins NASCAR's Xfinity Series race in Texas

    Erik Jones skipped his high school graduation ceremony three years ago to run in a NASCAR truck race at Texas, where he was presented his actual diploma before the event. Two years ago, he went to Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway for the first time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. On Saturday,...

  • Brad Keselowski a leader of the pack — on his terms

    Brad Keselowski a leader of the pack — on his terms

    Back when things got a little rambunctious between Brad Keselowski and Jeff Gordon at Texas in 2014, Keselowski framed his trackside relationships with context and contentiousness. There was no need to offer a mea culpa or a make-nice bottle of Chardonnay. Not to Gordon. Not to Matt Kenseth, who...

  • Kyle Larson gets first NASCAR Cup win of season at Auto Club 400 in Fontana

    Kyle Larson gets first NASCAR Cup win of season at Auto Club 400 in Fontana

    Kyle Larson won the Auto Club 400 in overtime Sunday to give him a sweep for the NASCAR weekend at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. The 24-year-old Californian also won Saturday’s race in NASCAR’s second-tier Xfinity Series. Sunday’s two-lap overtime finish in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series...

  • Jimmie Johnson can't quite pull off another comeback

    Jimmie Johnson can't quite pull off another comeback

    This time there would not be another hard-charging comeback by Jimmie Johnson. Johnson, the record six-time winner at Auto Club Speedway and defending winner of the Auto Club 400, had to start near the rear of the 39-car field Sunday after he failed to qualify because he crashed his practice car....

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