10-12-23 roundup: Pro football, basketball and soccer, High school football and tennis, College football, Middle school football, NASCAR

By Richard Walker

Following Thursday’s Big South 3A Conference results, Crest or Kings Mountain will be involved in a game that will determine the league champion for a 6th straight season.

Those two schools improved to 5-0 in league play and 8-0 overall with blowout wins on Thursday night as Crest rolled past Forestview 42-7 and Kings Mountain took a 51-3 homecoming win over Cramer.

The biggest surprise came at Huss where North Gaston ruined the Huskies’ homecoming with a 21-14 victory that eliminated Huss (3-2, 4-4) from title contention. North Gaston (2-3, 4-4) picked up its 2nd league victory in a season for only the 11th time in the last 30 seasons – and 1st time since 2015.

In Thursday’s other game, South Point rolled past Ashbrook 43-7 to snap a rare 3-game Red Raiders’ (2-3, 4-4) losing streak. Ashbrook fell to 3-2, 3-5.

Crest and Kings Mountain will be playing with a Big South title on the line for the 3rd time in 4 seasons – Kings Mountain beat the Chargers 28-7 in the 2021 spring season with Crest turning the tables on the Mountaineers in the 2021 season.

Also, Kings Mountain lost 38-21 in 2018 to Huss in a contest that determined the league title, last season the Mountaineers beat South Point 31-20 in a game that proved decisive in the league race and Crest’s 36-29 win over Huss in 2019 earned the Chargers a league title that season.

(Friday’s Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties games:)
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

(Other area games:)
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 Stanly at Lake Norman Charter












Pro basketball

The Charlotte Hornets lost again after a late surge as the Washington Wizards took a 98-92 victory behind a game-ending 22-6 surge against Charlotte reserves.

With Terry Rozier (13 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists), LaMelo Ball (12 points, 6 rebounds), P.J. Washington (11 points, 10 rebounds), Nick Richards (9 rebounds, 12 rebounds), Mark Williams (9 points, 11 rebounds) and Brandon Miller (9 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists) leading the way, the Hornets led 82-67 with 9:24 to play and were still ahead 86-76 with 6:11 left before Washington’s closing surge.

Miller, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, made his 1st professional start.

“Through three quarters, we did good things,” Hornets coach Steve Clifford said. “The guys at the end struggled, but they’ve been working hard in practice. These are exhibition games and I think we did a lot more good than bad.”

Charlotte also had news off the court as the team announced it was releasing former 1st round draft pick Kai Jones on Wednesday after two seasons with the team. Jones averaged 2.7 points, 2.0 rebounds and 9.1 minutes in 67 games.

Also, on Thursday, Miles Bridges is facing an arrest warrant, according to multiple reports.

Bridges sat out all of last season and is slated to miss the first 10 games of this season following an arrest for domestic violence charges that he pled no contest to avoid an admission of guilt.

The current arrest warrant is not for an act of violence but rather a violation of a protective order and is related to a prior domestic violence incident.

The criminal summons states Bridges violated a protective order during a custody exchange. It alleges he threw billiard balls at his ex-girlfriend’s car that damaged her windshield. Also, Bridges threatened to withhold child support.

Bridges also is facing a child abuse charge because there were children in the car when the vehicle window broke from the billiard balls and the victim is Bridges’ longtime ex-girlfriend. The pair, who has several children, is in the middle of a custody battle.

The Hornets released a statement saying they are aware of the new reports and are gathering more information.

Here is the Charlotte Hornets’ 2023 preseason schedule:

Oct. 10 at Miami Heat (L 109-113)
Oct. 12 at Washington Wizards (L 92-98)
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










College football

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 31, East Carolina 10

(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.










Hometown heroes banquet

The Gaston County Sports Hall of Fame is presenting a Hometown Heroes banquet on Dec. 9 at Gastonian Halls on 181 West Main Avenue in Gastonia at 5:30 p.m.

The banquet will honor University of North Carolina football running back British Brooks, LSU baseball coach Josh Jordan, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jeffrey Springs and Lenoir-Rhyne University president Dr. Fred Whitt.

Each of the four are former local athletic standouts – Brooks at Ashbrook, Jordan at Huss, Springs at South Point and White at old Mount Holly High School.

Tickets are $50 apiece and can be bought from the following businesses: Medical Center Pharmacy (Gastonia), College Park Pharmacy (Belmont) and at Robert Whitt, Attorney’s office (Mount Holly).









High school girls tennis

North Lincoln won the Western Foothills 3A Conference tournament it hosted this week and had one individual champion and one doubles champion crowned.

Team scores:
North Lincoln 10
East Lincoln 7
Foard 4
North Iredell 4
St. Stephens 4
Hickory 1
Statesville 0
West Iredell 0

Singles results:
(First Round)
Emma Carver (North Lincoln) BYE
Reagan Josey (Foard) def. Caitlyn McCrary (Hickory) 6-2, 6-3
Amelia Barrineau (East Lincoln) def. Esme Bragg (Satesville) 6-2, 6-0
Brianna Killian (St. Stephens) def. CP Beatty (North Iredell)) 7-5, 6-1
Anna Spatz (St. Stephens) def. Wykaisha Nichols (Statesville) 6-0, 6-0
Freya Gustis (North Lincoln) def. Miriam Wood (Hickory) 6-0, 6-0
Joanna Urs (Foard) def. Madison Forsack (West Iredell) 6-1, 6-0
Karsyn Sink (East Lincoln) def. Jalyn Sefley (North Iredell) 6-0, 6-0
(Second Round)
Emma Carver (North Lincoln) def. Reagan Josey (Foard) 6-0, 6-0
Amelia Barrineau (East Lincoln) def. Brianna Killian (St. Stephens) 6-3, 6-2
Anna Spatz (St. Stephens) def. Freya Gustis (North Lincoln) 6-2, 6-2
Karsyn Sink (East Lincoln) def. Landon Beard (Hickory) 6-1, 6-1
Emma Carver (North Lincoln) def. Amelia Barrineau (East Lincoln) 6-0, 6-0
Karsyn Sink (East Lincoln) def. Anna Spatz (St. Stephens) 6-0, 6-0
Emma Carver (North Lincoln) def. Karsyn Sink (East Lincoln) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)
(Consolation Final)
Anna Spatz (St. Stephens) def. Amelia Barrineau (East Lincoln) 6-3, 6-0

Doubles results:
(First Round)
Natalie Gore & Lulu King (North Lincoln) def. Kate Bridges & Sloane Sinclair (Hickory) 6-1, 6-1
Arden Clouse & Riley Templeton (North Iredell) def. Rebecca Menea & Chloe Kenyon (West Iredell) 6-0, 6-1
Addison Cox & Gabby Spatz (St. Stephens) def. Vivian Goforth & Chloe Hoyle (Statesville) 6-0, 6-0
Sophie Meyers & Molly McGuirk (East Lincoln) def. Kate Reid & Heather Wright (Foard) 6-3, 6-1
Jackie Madison & Ryan Cassidy (North Iredell) def. Sarah Starr & Stella Fore (St. Stephens) 6-0, 6-0
Rachel Fink & Ella Wulfhorst (North Lincoln) def. Gianna LaStella & Maddie Wilkens (East Lincoln) 7-6 (7-5), 6-0
Mebane White & Kate Banks (Hickory) def. Taylor Stikeleather & Lily Bodine (West Iredell) 6-1, 6-3
Leah Akel & Symone Akel (Foard) def. Valerie Higdon & Mya Lester (Statesville) 6-0, 6-0
(Second Round)
Natalie Gore & Lulu King (North Lincoln) def. Arden Clouse & Riley Templeton (North Iredell) 6-0, 6-1
Sophie Meyers & Molly McGuirk (East Lincoln) def. Addison Cox & Gabby Spatz (St. Stephens) 6-2, 6-1
Jackie Madison & Ryan Cassidy (North Iredell) def. Rachel Fink & Ella Wulfhorst (North Lincoln) 6-2, 6-2
Leah Akel & Symone Akel (Foard) def. Mebane White & Kate Banks (Hickory) 6-2, 6-4
Natalie Gore & Lulu King (North Lincoln) def. Sophie Meyers & Molly McGuirk (East Lincoln) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Jackie Madison & Ryan Cassidy (North Iredell) def. Leah Akel & Symone Akel (Foard) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5
Natalie Gore & Lulu King (North Lincoln) def. Jackie Madison & Ryan Cassidy (North Iredell) 6-4, 6-4
(Consolation Final)
Sophie Meyers & Molly McGuirk (East Lincoln) def. Leah Akel & Symone Akel (Foard) – DF












Middle school football

Tri-County Conference final regular season standings:
East Lincoln 5-0, 7-0
Lincolnton 3-2, 4-2
Burns 3-2, 3-3
Kings Mountain 3-2, 3-3
North Lincoln 1-4, 1-5
West Lincoln 0-5, 1-5
Crest 4-1, 5-1
Shelby 4-1, 5-1
R-S Central 4-1, 5-2
Chase 2-3, 2-4
East Rutherford 1-4, 1-5
Thomas Jefferson 0-5, 0-6

(Oct. 11 games)
West-2 (R-S Central) at East-1 (East Lincoln) – EL 40-22
East-2 (Kings Mountain) at West-1 (Shelby) – Shelby 23-14

(Oct. 18 game)
Tri-County Championship: East Lincoln at Shelby










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











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