10-10-23 roundup: Pro football, basketball and soccer, High school football and volleyball, College football, Middle school football, NASCAR

By Richard Walker

An ACC basketball legend is the featured speaker for the 2023 Belmont Sports Hall of Fame ceremony that will be held at Belmont’s Park Street United Methodist Church on Thursday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Gerard Hardy

Phil Ford is considered among the greatest college point guards of all time and many call him the best point guard in ACC history. A Rocky Mount native where he starred for Gryphons’ basketball and baseball teams, he became the first true freshman to start his first collegiate game for legendary coach Dean Smith on his way to set school career records for scoring and assists.

In his juior and senior years at UNC, Ford was named ACC Athlete of the Year award. The No. 2 overall pick in the 1978 NBA Draft, Ford was NBA Rookie of the Year in 1979 and 7 seasons in the NBA before becoming an assistant coach at his college alma mater as well as coaching for the Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks and Charlotte Bobcats (now Hornets) in the NBA.

He was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in May 1991 and named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary’s men’s basketball team in 2002.

Ford will be speaking before Belmont add 3 into its Sports Hall of Fame – Gerard Hardy, Scott Lee and Charlotte Sautner.

Tickets are available to purchase for $20 apiece from Belmont Drug Store on 403 East Catawba Avenue in Belmont.

Hardy excelled on the athletic fields of McAdenville, Cramerton, Belmont, Gaston County and Boone while playing football, baseball, wrestling and track and field.

Scott Lee

An MVP for the famed McAdenville Dolphins’ football program at 11 years old, he was a 2-time baseball All-Star before starring at Cramerton Junior High and South Point High School.

A Gaston County champion in junior high wrestling and track, Hardy starred as a quarterback, kick returner, wrestler and track athlete at South Point.

After his high school career ended with a selection to play in the prestigious N.C. Coaches’ Association East-West All-Star football game, Hardy went on shine for coach Jerry Moore’s Appalachian State football program as a quarterback, running back and kick returner.

A team captain as a senior, Hardy graduated from ASU with a major in communications with a primary emphasis in public relations and a minor in sociology. He is now the Area Director for Encore Audio Visual in Greenville, S.C.

Lee was a standout athlete at South Point and Gardner-Webb before returning to Gaston County as a junior high and high school coach.

At South Point, he played quarterback and defensive back for the football program and played catcher, infield and outfield for the Red Raiders’ baseball program and was an All-Southwestern 3A Conference selection in 1983 and 1984.

At Gardner-Webb, Lee was a 2-time baseball MVP and NAIA All-District 26 selection for the Bulldogs and won the school’s batting title as a junior.

After college, Lee was head football coach at Lowell’s Holbrook Junior High – winning the county title with an unbeaten 8-0 season in 1995 – before becoming an an assistant coach at South Point, a head football coach at Forestview and later an assistant coach and athletic director at South Point.

He was an assistant football coach for Red Raiders’ state championship football teams in 2009 and 2016.

Sautner has been a coach at Belmont Junior High and South Point High School and earned statewide honors.

She served as athletic director, cheerleading Sponsor, softball Coach and girls track Team Coach at Belmont Junior High School. She also was instrumental and health care affordable if not free of charge for student-athletes while also serving as the scorekeeper for the boys and girls basketball teams.

Charlotte Sautner

At South Point, she began the girls cross country program and restarted the boys program during her 1998 to 2010 tenure. She also coached the girls track team from 1998 to 2003 highlighted by a 1998 regional runner-up finish, was a girls basketball assistant coach and longtime boys basketball scorekeeper.

The Southwestern 3A Conference girls track coach of the year in 1998 and 2001 and Big South 3A/4A Conference girls track of the year in 2005 and 2008, she has been honored by the N.C. High School Athletic Association as the 2001 and 2002 Region 6 female coach of the year and in 2004 as a Homer Thompson Memorial “Eight Who Made A Difference” honoree.

Currently, Sautner worked with South Point athletic director Kent Hyde to do a showcase display across from the school’s main office to honor Red Raiders’ student-athletes. She’s also still involved in consistently facilitating physicals and maintaining records for crucial pieces of health data at the school.









Middle school football

Southwest goes after its 5th unbeaten Gaston County Conference championship and unbeaten season in 6 years when it hosts Stanley for the 2023 title on Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. at Hunter Huss High School.

The Roadrunners (6-0) extended their record for division titles with 19. Southwest, coached by Keith Rhodes, has previously won county titles in 1982, 2003, 2007, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021.

Stanley’s Blue Devils (5-2) are in their 7th county title game and seek their first county championship since 2001. Stanley is coached by Casey Miller.

Gaston County Conference final regular season standings:
-Division I
Southwest 4-0, 6-0
Belmont 2-2, 4-2
Grier 2-2, 4-2
Holbrook 2-2, 4-2
Cramerton 0-4, 2-4
-Division II
Stanley 5-0, 5-2
York Chester 4-1, 4-2
W.C. Friday 3-2, 3-3
Chavis 2-3, 2-5
Mount Holly 1-4, 1-6
Bessemer City 0-5, 0-6

(Oct. 11 championship)
Oct. 4 Stanley vs. Southwest at Huss HS, 6:30 p.m.

Tri-County Conference final regular season standings:
East Lincoln 5-0, 6-0
Lincolnton 3-2, 4-2
Kings Mountain 3-2, 3-2
Burns 3-2, 3-3
North Lincoln 1-4, 1-5
West Lincoln 0-5, 1-5
Crest 4-1, 5-1
R-S Central 4-1, 5-1
Shelby 4-1, 4-1
Chase 2-3, 2-4
East Rutherford 1-4, 1-5
Thomas Jefferson 0-5, 0-6

(Oct. 11 games)
Semifinals- West-2 (R-S Central) at East-1 (East Lincoln), East-2 (Kings Mountain) at West-1 (Shelby)

(Oct. 18 game)
Tri-County Championship at West









College football

Charlotte 49ers head coach Biff Poggi said he allowed himself and his team to get away from football in hopes of recharging their batteries during last week’s bye week.

“I just wanted to get our kids some rest,” said Poggi, whose 49ers host Navy at 2 p.m. in the school’s annual homecoming contest as well as its first American Athletic Conference home game. “We’d played 5 night games in a row – and 3 of them away – and we’d get home at 4 in the morning.
“The kids were tired. I know I was tired.”

Charlotte (1-4, 0-1) has lost 4 straight games after defeating FCS South Carolina State 24-3 in the season debut.

“Football is a mental game and when you lose 4 games in a row, that can be tough,” Poggi said. “This bye came at a great time. I think we got done with what we wanted in the bye week.”

Quarterback Jalon Jones, who has started all 5 games, leads the team in rushing (316 yards) and has 420 yards passing and quarterback Trexler Ivey lead in passing (459 yards).

Poggi said he plans on continuing to use both.

“It is what it is,” Poggi said. “We’re going to play 2. I have confidence in both guys. We’re going to mix it up and try to make us hard to prepare for.”

Jack Hestera (22 catches for 283 yards) is the leading receiver and Nikhail Hill-Green (36), Demetrius Knight II (33) and 2019 Huss graduate Prince Bemah (31) are the leading tacklers.

Here is this week’s Carolinas NCAA Division I (FBS and FCS) schedule:

(Tuesday, Oct. 10)
Coastal Carolina 27, Appalachian State 24

(Thursday, Oct. 12)
SMU at East Carolina, 7:30 p.m.

(Saturday, Oct. 14)
Miami at North Carolina, 7:30 p.m.
Davidson at Butler, 1 p.m.
Elon at Villanova, 1 p.m.
Furman at Samford, 1 p.m.
Presbyterian at Dayton, 1 p.m.
VMI at The Citadel, 1 p.m.
Tennessee Tech at South Carolina State, 1:30 p.m.
Gardner-Webb at Austin Peay, 2 p.m.
Navy at Charlotte, 2 p.m.
North Carolina A&T at Delaware, 3 p.m.
Florida at South Carolina, 3:30 p.m.
Wake Forest at Virginia Tech, 3:30 p.m.
Wofford at East Tennessee State, 3:30 p.m.
Lindenwood at Charleston Southern, 4 p.m.
N.C. State at Duke, 8 p.m.

Here is next week’s Carolinas NCAA Division I (FBS and FCS) schedule:

(Thursday, Oct. 19)
N.C. Central at Morgan State, 7:30 p.m.

(Saturday, Oct. 21)
S.C. State at Delaware State, noon
Marist at Presbyterian, 1 p.m.
Richmond at North Carolina A&T, 1 p.m.
Valparaiso at Davidson, 1 p.m.
Charlotte at East Carolina, 2 p.m.
Monmouth at Elon, 2 p.m.
Furman at Western Carolina, 2:30 p.m.
Charleston Southern at UT-Martin, 3 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Wake Forest, 3:30 p.m.
South Carolina at Missouri, 3:30 p.m.
Maine at Campbell, 4 p.m.
Wofford at Mercer, 4 p.m.
Eastern Kentucky at Gardner-Webb, 6 p.m.
Virginia at North Carolina, 6:30 p.m.
Appalachian State at Old Dominion, 7 p.m.
Coastal Carolina at Arkansas State, 7 p.m.
Duke at Florida State, 7:30 p.m. or 8 p.m.
Clemson at Miami, Fla., 7:30 p.m. or 8 p.m.









Pro basketball

The host Miami Heat closed the game on an 18-5 surge to win 113-109 in the Charlotte Hornets’ preseason opener.

Charlotte led 104-95 with 3:35 to play before the Heat finished strong to take the victory.

Veterans LaMelo Ball (17 points, 7 assists), Terry Rozier (13 points, 5 rebounds), Gordon Hayward (15 points), P.J. Washington (10 points, 5 rebounds) and Mark Williams (9 points, 7 rebounds) were the starters and with rookie first-round pick Brandon Miller (8 points) coming off the bench for 22 minutes.

Another Hornets veteran, Miles Bridges, was suspended by the NBA for the first 10 regular season games of the 2023-24 and also won’t be able to play in the preseason.

Earlier Tuesday, the Hornets announced that guard James Bouknight would undergo arthroscopic surgery on Wednesday to address a meniscus injury in his left knee that he suffered in an Oct. 5 training camp practice session. Bouknight will be reevaluated in four weeks and updates on his status will be provided as appropriate.

In 2 NBA seasons, Bouknight has appeared in 65 games and averaged 5.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 12.6 minutes per game. He’s also spent time with the Hornets’ Greensboro Swarm G-League affiliate.

Other players missing Tuesday’s preseason opener with injuries were Cody Martin (left knee), Leaky Black (left ankle), Theo Maledon (right shoulder) and Bryce McGowens (left ankle).

Here is the Charlotte Hornets’ 2023 preseason schedule:

Oct. 10 at Miami Heat (L 109-113)
Oct. 12 at Washington Wizards, 7 p.m.
Oct. 15 Oklahoma City, 5 p.m.
Oct. 19 Boston Celtics, 7 p.m.

Here is the Charlotte Hornets’ 2023-24 regular season schedule:

Wed. 25 ATLANTA 7 p.m.
Fri. 27 DETROIT 7 p.m.
Mon. 30 BROOKLYN 7 p.m.
Wed. 1 at Houston 8 p.m.
Sat. 4 at Indiana 7 p.m.
Sun. 5 at Dallas 7:30 p.m.
Wed. 8 WASHINGTON 7 p.m.
Fri. 10 at Washington 7 p.m.
Sun. 12 at New York Noon
Tue. 14 MIAMI 7 p.m.
Fri. 17 MILWAUKEE 7 p.m.
Sat. 18 NEW YORK 6 p.m.
Mon. 20 BOSTON 7 p.m.
Wed. 22 WASHINGTON 7 p.m.
Sun. 26 at Orlando 6 p.m.
Tue. 28 at New York 7:30 p.m.
Thu. 30 at Brooklyn 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 2 MINNESOTA 5 p.m.
4-9 Two games TBD
Mon. 11 MIAMI 7 p.m.
Wed. 13 at Miami 7:30 p.m.
Fri. 15 NEW ORLEANS 7 p.m.
Sat. 16 PHILADELPHIA 7 p.m.
Mon. 18 at Toronto 7:30 p.m.
Wed. 20 at Indiana 7 p.m.
Sat. 23 DENVER 7 p.m.
Tue. 26 at LA Clippers 10:30 p.m.
Thu. 28 at L.A. Lakers 10:30 p.m.
Fri. 29 at Phoenix 9 p.m.
Mon. 1 at Denver 9 p.m.
Tue. 2 at Sacramento 10 p.m.
Fri. 5 at Chicago 8 p.m.
Mon. 8 CHICAGO 7 p.m.
Wed. 10 SACRAMENTO 7 p.m.
Fri. 12 at San Antonio 10 p.m.
Sun. 14 at Miami 6 p.m.
Wed. 17 at New Orleans 8 p.m.
Fri. 19 SAN ANTONIO 7 p.m.
Sat. 20 PHILADELPHIA 7 p.m.
Mon. 22 at Minnesota 8 p.m.
Wed. 24 at Detroit 7 p.m.
Fri. 26 HOUSTON 7 p.m.
Sat. 27 UTAH 7 p.m.
Mon. 29 NEW YORK 7 p.m.
Wed. 31 CHICAGO 7 p.m.
Fri. 2 at Oklahoma City 8 p.m.
Sun. 4 INDIANA 6 p.m.
Mon. 5 L.A. LAKERS 7 p.m.
Wed. 7 TORONTO 7 p.m.
Fri. 9 at Milwaukee 8 p.m.
Sat. 10 MEMPHIS 7 p.m.
Mon. 12 INDIANA 7 p.m.
Wed. 14 ATLANTA 7 p.m.
Thu. 22 at Utah 9 p.m.
Fri. 23 at Golden State 10 p.m.
Sun. 25 at Portland 9 p.m.
Tue. 27 at Milwaukee 8 p.m.
Thu. 29 MILWAUKEE 7 p.m.
Fri. 1 at Philadelphia 7 p.m.
Sun. 3 at Toronto 6 p.m.
Tue. 5 ORLANDO 7 p.m.
Fri. 8 at Washington 7 p.m.
Sat. 9 BROOKLYN 7 p.m.
Mon. 11 at Detroit 7 p.m.
Wed. 13 at Memphis 8 p.m.
Fri. 15 PHOENIX 7 p.m.
Sat. 16 at Philadelphia 7 p.m.
Tue. 19 at Orlando 7 p.m.
Sat. 23 at Atlanta 7:30 p.m.
Mon. 25 at Cleveland 7 p.m.
Wed. 27 CLEVELAND 7 p.m.
Fri. 29 GOLDEN STATE 7 p.m.
Sun. 31 LA CLIPPERS 6 p.m.
Mon. 1 BOSTON 7 p.m.
Wed. 3 PORTLAND 7 p.m.
Fri. 5 ORLANDO 7 p.m.
Sun. 7 OKLAHOMA CITY 6 p.m.
Tue. 9 DALLAS 7 p.m.
Wed. 10 at Atlanta 7:30 p.m.
Fri. 12 at Boston 7:30 p.m.
Sun. 14 at Cleveland 1 p.m.

Charlotte’s In-Season Tournament Group Play Schedule:

Nov. 10 at Washington, 7 p.m.
Nov. 14 MIAMI, 7 p.m.
Nov. 17 MILWAUKEE, 7 p.m.
Nov. 28 at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Quarterfinals: Dec. 4-5 at higher-seeded teams
Semifinals: Dec. 7 at Las Vegas
Championship game: Dec. 9 at Las Vegas

The NBA In-Season Tournament Groups:

Western Conference
A: Memphis, Phoenix, L.A. Lakers, Utah, Portland
B: Denver, L.A. Clippers, New Orleans, Dallas, Houston
C: Sacramento, Golden State, Minnesota, Oklahoma City, San Antonio

Eastern Conference
A: Philadelphia, Cleveland, Atlanta, Indiana, Detroit
B: Milwaukee, New York, Miami, Washington, Charlotte
C: Boston, Brooklyn, Toronto, Chicago, Orlando











Pro football

The 2023 Carolina Panthers’ schedule:
Sept. 10 at Atlanta (L 10-24)
Sept. 18 New Orleans (L 17-20)
Sept. 24 at Seattle (L 27-37)
Oct. 1 Minnesota (L 13-21)
Oct. 8 at Detroit (L 21-42)
Oct. 15 at Miami, 1 p.m.
Oct. 22 OFF WEEK
Oct. 29 Houston, 1 p.m.
Nov. 5 Indianapolis, 4:05 p.m.
Nov. 9 at Chicago, 8:15 p.m.
Nov. 19 Dallas, 1 p.m.
Nov. 26 at Tennessee, 1 p.m.
Dec. 3 at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
Dec. 10 at New Orleans, 1 p.m.
Dec. 17 or 18 Atlanta, TBD
Dec. 24 Green Bay, 1 p.m.
Dec. 31 at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
Jan. 6 or 7 Tampa Bay, TBD











High school football

(This week’s area games:)
Ashbrook at South Point (Thursday)
Cramer at Kings Mountain
Forestview at Crest (Thursday)
North Gaston at Huss
Bessemer City at Shelby
East Gaston at Burns
Thomas Jefferson at Cherryville
North Lincoln at Foard
St. Stephens at East Lincoln
East Burke at Lincolnton
West Caldwell at West Lincoln
Bishop McGuinness at Mountain Island Charter
Off – Highland Tech

Butler at Catholic
East Meck at Independence
Rocky River at Providence
Olympic at Myers Park
Palisades at Marvin Ridge
South Meck at Kell
Chambers at North Meck
Harding at West Charlotte
Hopewell at West Meck
Hough at Mallard Creek
Hickory at West Iredell
Statesville at North Iredell
Maiden at Bunker Hill
Newton-Conover at Bandys
Chase at Polk County
East Rutherford at R-S Central
Union Academy at Lake Norman Charter

(Next week’s area games:)
Cramer at North Gaston
Huss at Crest
Kings Mountain at Ashbrook
South Point at Forestview
Burns at Cherryville
Highland Tech at Thomas Jefferson
Shelby at East Gaston
Mountain Island Charter at W-S Carver
North Iredell at East Lincoln
West Iredell at North Lincoln
Maiden at Lincolnton
West Lincoln at East Burke
Off – Bessemer City

East Meck at Catholic
Providence at Garinger
Rocky River at Independence
Myers Park at Berry
Olympic at Kell
South Meck at Porter Ridge
Harding at Hough
Mallard Creek at West Meck
North Meck at Hopewell
West Charlotte at Chambers

Foard at Hickory
Statesville at St. Stephens
Bandys at West Caldwell
Bunker Hill at Newton-Conover
Cloudland, Tenn. at R-S Central
Patton at Chase
Polk County at East Rutherford
South Stanley at Lake Norman Charter











High school volleyball

Highland Tech def. East Gaston 3-0: Both Rams varsity (23-2 overall, 12-0 conference) and JV (19-2, 6-0) teams finished as Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference champions.

Kings Mountain def. Legion Collegiate 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 25-19 on Monday): Meile Songaila (18 serve receptions, 17 digs, 9 kills, 9 service points, 4 blocks), Myracle Davis (10 kills, 3 blocks), Camden Pasour (28 assists, 4 kills, 14 digs, 6 service points), Mary Grace Hogue (9 kills, 5 digs, 3 service points) and Alexa Jones (14 serve receptions, 10 digs, 1 block, 11 service points) led Kings Mountain (25-1, 11-0 Big South 3A), which visits Forestview on Tuesday.
Legion Collegiate won the JV match 2-1 (25-22, 22-25, 19-17) with Kings Mountain being led by Abigail Hedgepath (19 assists, 10 kills, 4 digs, 10 service points), Ruby Osborne (8 kills, 2 blocks), Madi Broome (7 serve receptions, 8 digs, 4 service points) and Kenzlie Morris (6 kills, 1 block, 5 service points).












Pro soccer

Here is Charlotte FC’s full 2023 schedule with results:

(9-11-12 record)
Feb. 25 New England Revolution (L 0-1)
March 4 at St. Louis City SC (L 1-3)
March 11 Atlanta United FC (L 0-3)
March 18 at Orlando City SC (W 2-1)
March 25 New York Red Bulls (T 1-1)
April 1 at Toronto FC (T 2-2)
April 8 at Real Salt Lake (L 1-3)
April 15 Colorado Rapids (T 2-2)
April 22 Columbus Crew (W 1-0)
April 29 at D.C. United (L 0-3)
May 6 New York City FC (W 3-2)
May 13 at Atlanta United FC (W 3-1)
May 17 Chicago Fire FC (W 2-1)
May 20 Nashville SC (L 1-2)
May 27 at L.A. Galaxy (W 1-0)
May 31 at Philadelphia Union (L 0-1)
June 3 at Columbus Crew (L 2-4)
June 10 Seattle Sounders FC (T 3-3)
June 21 at New York Red Bulls (T 2-2)
June 24 CF Montreal (T 0-0)
July 5 at New York City FC (T 1-1)
July 8 FC Cincinnati (T 2-2)
July 15 at CF Montreal (L 0-2)
Aug. 26 L.A. FC (W 2-1)
Aug. 30 Orlando City SC (T 1-1)
Sept. 2 at Nashville SC (T 1-1)
Sept. 16 D.C. United (T 0-0)
Sept. 20 Philadelphia Union (T 2-2)
Sept. 23 at FC Cincinnati (L 0-3)
Sept. 30 at New England Revolution (L 1-2)
Oct. 4 Toronto FC (W 3-0)
Oct. 7 at Chicago Fire FC (W 2-0)
Oct. 18 at Inter Miami CF, 8 p.m.
Oct. 21 Inter Miami CF, 6 p.m.

(Leagues Cup schedule – Group stage)
July 21 at FC Dallas (T 2-2, wins 4-1 on penalty kicks)
July 29 Necaxa (W 4-1)
(Round of 32)
Aug. 3 Cruz Azul (at Dallas TX) (T 0-0, wins 4-3 on penalty kicks)
Aug. 7 at Houston Dynamo (W 2-1)
Aug. 11 at Inter Miami (L 0-4)












Auto racing

The 2023 NASCAR schedule (with winners in parentheses):

Feb 5 Clash at The Coliseum, Los Angeles CA (Martin Truex, Jr.)
Feb 16 Duel No. 1, Daytona Beach FL (Joey Logano)
Feb 16 Duel No. 2, Daytona Beach FL (Aric Almirola)
Feb 19 Daytona 500, Daytona Beach FL (Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.)
Feb 26 NASCAR Cup Series at California, Fontana CA (Kyle Busch)
Mar 5 NASCAR Cup Series at Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV (William Byron)
Mar 12 NASCAR Cup Series at Phoenix, Avondale AZ (William Byron-2)
Mar 19 NASCAR Cup Series at Atlanta, Hampton GA (Joey Logano-2)
Mar 26 NASCAR Cup Series at Circuit of the Americas, Austin TX (Tyler Reddick)
Apr 2 NASCAR Cup Series at Richmond, Richmond VA (Kyle Larson)
Apr 9 NASCAR Cup Series at Bristol, Bristol TN (Christopher Bell)
Apr 16 NASCAR Cup Series at Martinsville, Martinsville VA (Kyle Larson-2)
Apr 23 NASCAR Cup Series at Talladega, Lincoln AL (Kyle Busch-2)
May 1 NASCAR Cup Series at Dover, Dover DE (Martin Truex, Jr.-2)
May 7 NASCAR Cup Series at Kansas, Kansas City KS (Denny Hamlin)
May 14 NASCAR Cup Series at Darlington, Darlington SC (William Byron-3)
May 21 NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Open Race, North Wilkesboro NC (Josh Berry)
May 21 NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race, North Wilkesboro NC (Kyle Larson-3)
May 29 NASCAR Cup Series at Charlotte, Concord NC (Ryan Blaney)
Jun 4 NASCAR Cup Series at World Wide Technology Raceway, Madison IL (Kyle Busch-3)
Jun 11 NASCAR Cup Series at Sonoma, Sonoma CA (Martin Truex, Jr.-3)
Jun 25 NASCAR Cup Series at Nashville, Lebanon TN (Ross Chastain)
Jul 2 NASCAR Cup Series at Chicago, Chicago IL (Shane van Gisbergen)
Jul 9 NASCAR Cup Series at Atlanta, Hampton GA (William Byron-4)
Jul 17 NASCAR Cup Series at New Hampshire, Loudon NH, noon on USA (Martin Truex, Jr.-4)
Jul 23 NASCAR Cup Series at Pocono, Long Pond PA, 2:30 p.m. on USA (Denny Hamlin-2)
Jul 30 NASCAR Cup Series at Richmond, Richmond VA, 3 p.m. on USA (Chris Buescher)
Aug 6-7 NASCAR Cup Series at Michigan, Brooklyn MI, noon on USA (Chris Buescher-2)
Aug 13 NASCAR Cup Series at Indianapolis Road Course, Speedway IN (Michael McDowell)
Aug 20 NASCAR Cup Series at Watkins Glen, Watkins Glen NY (William Byron-5)
Aug 26 NASCAR Cup Series at Daytona, Daytona Beach FL (Chris Buescher-3)

(Cup Playoffs)
Sep 3 NASCAR Cup Series at Darlington, Darlington SC (Kyle Larsen-4)
Sep 10 NASCAR Cup Series at Kansas, Kansas City KS (Tyler Reddick-2)
Sep 16 NASCAR Cup Series at Bristol, Bristol TN (Denny Hamlin-3)
Sep 24 NASCAR Cup Series at Texas, Fort Worth TX (William Byron-6)
Oct 1 NASCAR Cup Series at Talladega, Lincoln AL (Ryan Blaney-2)
Oct 8 NASCAR Cup Series at Charlotte, Concord NC (A.J. Allmendinger)
Oct 15 NASCAR Cup Series at Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV, 2:30 p.m. on NBC
Oct 22 NASCAR Cup Series at Miami, Homestead FL, 2:30 p.m. on NBC
Oct 29 NASCAR Cup Series at Martinsville, Martinsville, 2 p.m. on NBC
Nov 5 NASCAR Cup Series at Phoenix, Avondale AZ, 3 p.m. on NBC