8-22-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football and golf, Middle school football, NASCAR

By Richard Walker

With the first change in Gaston County Conference Middle School divisional alignment in 26 years, the 2023 football season opens with a newness that breeds some uncertainty.

Defending county champion and two-time defending Division II champion Belmont is being switched to Division I with Mount Holly switching from Division to Division II.

What it means is that the five-team Division I that also includes Cramerton, Grier, Holbrook and Southwest will feature the last four divisional winners from the previous season battling it out for this year’s crown while the last time the current six-team Division II that also includes Bessemer City, Chavis, W.C. Friday, Stanley and York Chester won a divisional title came in 2019.

In the preseason Division I coaches polls, defending champion Holbrook is picked to repeat though the Lions are followed closely by Southwest, Belmont, Grier and Cramerton. Holbrook, Southwest and Belmont all received first-place votes from their rival coaches.

In Division II, Mount Holly and Stanley are co-favorites followed by York Chester, Bessemer City, W.C. Friday and Chavis.

The seven-week season opens on Wednesday with the two respective division winners slated to meete in an Oct. 4 county title game.

Here’s a look at this year’s schedule:

Aug. 23: Cramerton at Mount Holly, Stanley at Holbrook, Grier at Bessemer City, Southwest at W.C. Friday, Chavis at Belmont, BYE – York Chester
Aug. 30: Holbrook at Mount Holly, York Chester at Grier, Belmont at Stanley, Chavis at Cramerton, Bessemer City at Southwest, BYE – W.C. Friday
Sept. 6: Grier at Belmont, Holbrook at Southwest, Mount Holly at Chavis, Bessemer City at Stanley, W.C. Friday at York Chester, BYE – Cramerton
Sept. 13: York Chester at Mount Holly, Southwest at Grier, Cramerton at Holbrook, Chavis at Stanley, W.C. Friday at Bessemer City, BYE – Belmont
Sept. 20: Stanley at Mount Holly, Belmont at Southwest, Grier at Cramerton, York Chester at Bessemer City, W.C. Friday at Chavis, BYE – Holbrook
Sept. 27: Southwest at Cramerton, Stanley at W.C. Friday, Belmont at Holbrook, Mount Holly at Bessemer City, Chavis at York Chester, BYE – Grier
Oct. 4: Cramerton at Belmont, Holbrook at Grier, Bessemer City at Chavis, Stanley at York Chester, Mount Holly at W.C. Friday, BYE – Southwest
Oct. 11: County Championship at TBD (host is Division I)

Here’s a look at this year’s teams:

(Division I)
Belmont Wildcats
Head coach: Chip Wilson/Carey Galbreath (2nd year)
Assistant coaches: John Devine, Dakota Hood, Kevin Cline
Returning starters: 8
Top returning players: OL Wade Jefferies, OL Jackson Penley, DL Ammon Scott, RB Josiah Holt, RB Tucker McWhirter, QB Jacob Somers, OL Caden King, OL Carson Sprinkles, LB Wilson London
Top newcomers: QB Brayden Walden, RB Jamari Chambers, OL/DL Avery Williams

Cramerton Eagles
Head coach: Shawn Stamey (7th year)
Assistant coaches: Justin Costner, Lamar Wilson, Tim Walters, Joe Devine
Returning starters: 0
Top returning players: RB Caleb Johnson, DE Will Hardy, DT Gavin Wallace, LB Levi Martin, LB Liam Martin
Top newcomers: RB Levi Davis, LT Nicholas Schwartz

Grier Knights
Head coach: Darius Lindsey (1st year)
Assistant coaches: David Warren, Brandon Lewis, D’Andre Nixon
Returning starters: 4
Top returning players: WR Braylon Smith, WR Raheem McClure, WR Myquavis Lindsay, QB Kaiden Blackwell
Top newcomers: none listed

Holbrook Lions
Head coach: Bryan Nichols (4th year)
Assistant coaches: John Brown, Keith Fox, David Christenbury, Ian McFadden, Jody Freeman, Josh Benfield, Dylan Green, Tyler Bess
Returning starters: 6
Top returning players: WR/DB Payton McRae, HB/DB Jackson Carter, HB/LB Tramel Bell, QB/DB Eden Lindsay, WR/DB Karlos Watson, FB/LB Kaveuan Pless, TE/DL Ja’qualen McGill, WR/DL Jayden Morris, OL/DL Frank Coleman, OL/DL Keanan Nichols, OL/DL Elijah Christenbury, WR/LB Tyrese Cooper
Top newcomers: HB/LB Jaylen Williams, QB/DB Lucas Ly, FB/LB Ja’kobi Freeman, FB/DL Santana Leach, HB/DB Christopher Johnson, OL/DL Mitchell Burch, OL/DL Teddy Payne, OL/DL Laythan Prieto Castro, WR/DB Xzayvier Stitt, OL/DL Kaleb Wright, OL/DL Zaden Crank, WR/DB Kaleb Griffin

Southwest Roadrunners
Head coach: Keith Rhodes (3rd year)
Assistant coaches: Tavon Taylor, Jamar Kendrick, Markeith Redd, Brandon Littlejohn
Returning starters: 6
Top returning players: none listed
Top newcomers: none listed

(Division II)
Bessemer City Tigers
Head coach: Daniel Walker (6th year)
Assistant coaches: Crayton
Returning starters: 4
Top returning players: QB/LB Zavion Midgett, RB/DE Kendrell Wray, C Dax Morehead, DE Brayden Jones
Top newcomers: none listed

Chavis Wolverines
Head coach: Scottie Gibson (1st year)
Assistant coach: Chris Snipes
Returning starters: no information provided
Top returning players: no information provided
Top newcomers: no information provided

W.C. Friday Cavaliers
Head coach: Michael Gates (1st year)
Assistant coaches: Daniel Rogers, Fred Williams, Jaelyn Palemore
Returning starters: no information provided
Top returning players: Chanyce Connell, Lilly Rogers
Top newcomers: not listed

Mount Holly Hawks
Head coach: Rick Bullock (2nd year)
Assistant coaches: Ramyan Grey, Landon Helton, Carlos Leslie
Returning starters: not listed
Top returning players: QB Leonard Wright, RB Myron Allen, LT Landon Suttle, CB Kendall Sherrill
Top newcomers: none listed

Stanley Blue Devils
Head coach: Casey Miller (2nd year)
Assistant coach: Derrick Neman, Bryan Jennings
Returning starters: 7
Top returning players: HB Christian Leavy, HB/LB Devin Phillips, LB Jontavius Battle, T/DT Allen Mazon, Wing/DB Tae McCorkle
Top newcomers: QB Cam Stillwell, DE Johnny Thompson, LB Gabe Sides, TE/LB Aiden Gibson

York Chester Cougars
Head coach: Jason Huffstetler (7th year)
Assistant coaches: Greg Hayes, Jarrett Hill
Returning starters: 3
Top returning players: OL Landon Miller, LB Mosiah Howard, RB/S Raymond Hodge, RB Quan Wilson
Top newcomers: OL Jeremiah McCormick, QB Zavion Anderson, RB John Adams












High school football

(Week 2 schedule)
Bessemer City at North Gaston
Charlotte Latin at Mountain Island Charter
Corvian Community at East Gaston
Cramer at Chase
Crest at Burns
East Lincoln at Forestview
Hickory Grove Christian at Highland Tech
Huss at Hibriten
Kings Mountain at Cox Mill
Lincolnton at North Lincoln
Shelby at A.C. Reynolds
West Lincoln at Cherryville
Off – Ashbrook, South Point

Buford, Ga. at Mallard Creek
Chambers at Savannah, Ga. Benedictine
Covenant Day at Thomas Jefferson
East Meck at Palisades
Garinger at Berry
Harding at Ben Smith
Hickory Ridge at Independence
Hough at Myers Park
Marvin Ridge at Hopewell
Monroe at West Charlotte
Northern Durham at Catholic
Olympic at North Meck
Richmond County at Butler
Rocky River at West Meck
South Meck at Providence
Weddington at Kell
Bandys at Foard
Bunker Hill at St. Stephens
East Rutherfod at Roberson
Freedom at East Burke
Hickory at Newton-Conover
Lake Norman at Statesville
North Iredell at Starmount
South Caldwell at R-S Central
West Caldwell at West Iredell










High school golf

West Lincoln 146, North Lincoln 155, Owen 159: West Lincoln’s Melony Hoffman was the medalist with a 47. Other Rebels’ scorers were Taylor Turner (49), Aynsley Howard (50), Natalee Gentry (53) and Gracie Campbell (55).












Pro football

Here is the 2023 preseason and regular season schedule for the Carolina Panthers:

Aug. 12 N.Y. Jets (L 0-27)
Aug. 18 at N.Y. Giants (L 19-21)
Aug. 25 Detroit, 8 p.m.

(Regular season)
Sept. 10 at Atlanta, 1 p.m.
Sept. 18 New Orleans, 7:15 p.m.
Sept. 24 at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.
Oct. 1 Minnesota, 1 p.m.
Oct. 8 at Detroit, 1 p.m.
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. 17-18 Atlanta, TBD
Dec. 24 Green Bay, 1 p.m.
Dec. 31 at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
Jan. 6-7 Tampa Bay, TBD










Pro basketball

Here is the Charlotte Hornets’ full 2023-24 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

The Charlotte Hornets’ 2023 preseason schedule:

Oct. 10 at Miami Heat, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 12 at Washington Wizards, 7 p.m.
Oct. 15 Oklahoma City, 5 p.m.
Oct. 19 Boston Celtics, 7 p.m.











Pro soccer

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

(7-8-8 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 (W 4-2)
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. 20 at Inter Miami CF, 7:30 p.m. (ppd., later date)
Aug. 26 L.A. FC, 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 30 Orlando City SC, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 2 at Nashville SC, 8:30 p.m.
Sept. 16 D.C. United, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 20 Philadelphia Union, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 23 at FC Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 30 at New England Revolution, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 4 Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 7 at Chicago Fire FC, 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 21 Inter Miami CF, TBD

(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)











College football

Upcoming Carolina NCAA Division I (FBS and FBS) schedule:

(Saturday, Aug. 26)
S.C. State at Jackson State, 7:30 p.m.

(Thursday, Aug. 31)
North Greenville at Charleston Southern, 6 p.m.
Elon at Wake Forest, 7 p.m.
William & Mary at Campbell, 7 p.m.
Tennessee Tech at Furman, 7 p.m.
N.C. State at Connecticut, 7:30 p.m.
North Carolina A&T at UAB, 8 p.m.

(Saturday, Sept. 2)
East Carolina at Michigan, noon
Davidson at VMI, 1 p.m.
Wofford at Pittsburgh, 3:30 p.m.
Gardner-Webb at Appalachan State, 3:30 p.m.
Western Carolina at Arkansas, 4 p.m.
Winston-Salem State at N.C. Central, 4 p.m.
S.C. State at Charlotte, 6 p.m.
The Citadel at Georgia Southern, 6 p.m.
North Carolina at South Carolina, 7:30 p.m.

(Monday, Sept. 4)
Clemson at Duke, 8 p.m.











Pro baseball

Memphis 9, Charlotte 5: The Knights took a 3-1 lead after 5 innings before the visiting Redbirds struck for 4 runs in the 6th and 7th innings then held on for the win in the opener of a 6-game series. The 2nd game of the series is 6:35 p.m. on Wednesday at Charlotte’s Truist Field.

Here is the full Charlotte Knights’ 2023 schedule:

Overall record: 43-78
First half record: 35-40
Second half record: 8-38

-First half
March 31-April 2 Louisville (2-1)
April 4-9 at Columbus (3-3)
April 11-16 Jacksonville (3-3)
April 18-23 at Louisville (2-4)
April 25-30 Norfolk (2-4)
May 2-7 at Gwinnett (4-2)
May 9-14 Durham (3-3)
May 16-21 Scranton-Wilkes Barre (2-4)
May 23-28 at Jacksonville (4-2)
May 30-June 4 Nashville (3-3)
June 6-11 at Gwinnett (1-5)
June 13-18 at Durham (3-3)
June 20-25 Louisville (3-3)

-Second half
June 28-July 3 at Norfolk (1-4)
July 4-9 Jacksonville (1-5)
July 14-16 at Lehigh Valley (0-3)
July 18-23 Memphis (1-5)
July 25-30 at Durham (1-5)
Aug. 1-6 at Norfolk (2-5)
Aug. 8-13 Gwinnett (0-6)
Aug. 15-20 at Nashville (2-4)
Aug. 22-24, 26-27 Memphis (0-1)
Aug. 28-Sept. 3 at Jacksonville
Sept. 5-10 Durham
Sept. 12-17 Nashville
Sept. 18-24 at Memphis

Gastonia 6, Long Island 5: Zach Jarrett and David Washington had 2 hits apiece for the Honey Hunters, who survived a late Long Island to take the victory.

Here is the full Gastonia Honey Hunters’ 2023 schedule:

Overall record: 64-36
First half record: 41-22
Second half record: 23-14

-First half
April (3-0)
28 Spire City (W 10-4)
29 Spire City (W 8-6)
30 Spire City (W 7-4)

May (17-9)
2 at So. Maryland (W 8-6)
3 at So. Maryland (W 11-6)
4 at So. Maryland (L 2-4)
5 at Long Island (W 3-2)
6 at Long Island (L 1-3)
7 at Long Island (L 4-6)
9 Spire City (W 2-1 in 10)
10 Spire City (W 10-0)
11 Spire City (W 9-7)
12 at High Point (L 5-8)
13 at High Point (W 12-5)
14 at High Point (L 3-4)
16 Charleston, W.Va. (W 13-4)
17 Charleston, W.Va. (W 4-2)
18 Charleston, W.Va. (L 4-6)
19 at Lexington (W 15-2)
20 at Lexington (W 8-0)
21 at Lexington (W 5-3)
23 at Spire City (W 6-0)
24 at Spire City (W 8-5)
25 at Spire City (W 8-3)
26 Lancaster (L 3-4 in 11)
27 Lancaster (ppd., rain)
28 Lancaster (ppd., rain)
29 Lancaster (W 9-1)
29 Lancaster (L 3-4)
30 High Point (L 8-10)
31 High Point (W 14-10)

June (19-8)
1 High Point (W 7-4)
2 Lexington (W 3-2)
3 Lexington (W 10-1)
4 Lexington (W 4-1)
6 at Charleston, W.Va. (W 4-1)
7 at Charleston, W.Va. (L 1-13)
8 at Charleston, W.Va. (L 2-4)
9 at Spire City (W 5-4)
10 at Spire City (W 12-7)
11 at Spire City (L 6-9)
13 So. Maryland (W 5-0)
14 So. Maryland (L 9-10)
15 So. Maryland (W 11-6)
16 Staten Island (W 5-4)
17 Staten Island (W 7-5)
18 Staten Island (W 5-1)
20 at Lancaster (L 0-6)
21 at Lancaster (W 9-7)
22 at Lancaster (W 4-1)
22 at Lancaster (L 2-6)
24 at Staten Island (W 12-3)
25 at Staten Island (L 2-7)
27 High Point (W 8-3)
28 High Point (W 7-3)
29 High Point (L 1-11)
30 So. Maryland (W 15-0)

July (13-13)
1 So. Maryland (L 6-7)
1 So. Maryland (W 8-7)
2 So. Maryland (W 3-2 in 10)
4 at Spire City (L 3-4)
5 at Spire City (L 8-18)
6 at Spire City (L 4-6)
7 at High Point (L 1-8)
-Second half
8 at High Point (W 7-2)
9 at High Point (L 13-14)
11 at Charleston, W.Va. (W 5-3)
12 at Charleston, W.Va. (W 2-1)
13 at Charleston, W.Va. (ppd.)
14 Staten Island (W 7-3)
15 Staten Island (L 10-12 in 10)
16 Staten Island (W 13-8)
18 High Point (W 6-5)
19 High Point (L 5-9)
20 High Point (W 10-5)
21 at So. Maryland (L 9-11)
22 at So. Maryland (W 8-6)
23 at So. Maryland (L 8-12)
25 at Staten Island (W 10-2)
26 at Staten Island (L 3-8)
27 at Staten Island (W 17-5)
28 at Long Island (L 1-18)
29 at Long Island (W 12-5)
30 at Long Island (L 2-4)

August (11-6)
1 High Point (L 3-6)
2 High Point (L 3-7)
3 High Point (ppd.)
4 Lexington (W 9-8)
5 Lexington (W 9-2)
6 Lexington (W 4-3)
8 Spire City (W 8-3)
9 Spire City (L 2-3)
10 Spire City (W 9-6)
11 at Long Island (L 5-7)
12 at Long Island (W 14-3)
13 at Long Island (W 10-7)
15 York (W 6-5)
16 York (L 1-2)
17 York (W 5-2)
18 Lexington (W 12-8)
19 Lexington (L 1-5)
20 Lexington (W 8-3)
22 at Long Island (W 6-5)
23 at Long Island
24 at Long Island
25 at Lancaster
26 at Lancaster
27 at Lancaster
29 Spire City
30 Spire City
31 Spire City

1 So. Maryland
2 So. Maryland
3 So. Maryland
4 So. Maryland
5 at High Point
6 at High Point
7 at High Point
8 Charleston, W.Va.
9 Charleston, W.Va.
10 Charleston, W.Va.
12 So. Maryland
13 So. Maryland
14 So. Maryland
15 at Lexington
16 at Lexington
17 at Lexington











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, 7 p.m. on NBC

(Cup Playoffs)
Sep 3 NASCAR Cup Series at Darlington, Darlington SC, 6 p.m. on USA
Sep 10 NASCAR Cup Series at Kansas, Kansas City KS, 3 p.m. on USA
Sep 16 NASCAR Cup Series at Bristol, Bristol TN, 7:30 p.m. on USA
Sep 24 NASCAR Cup Series at Texas, Fort Worth TX, 3:30 p.m. on USA
Oct 1 NASCAR Cup Series at Talladega, Lincoln AL, 2 p.m. on NBC
Oct 8 NASCAR Cup Series at Charlotte, Concord NC, 2 p.m. on NBC
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