NASCAR's home is in the Southeast. But its 10-race playoff run begins far from the dangers of Hurricane Florence.
Las Vegas hosts the Monster Series Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Sixteen NASCAR drivers have a chance at the overall championship for 2018.
But three have dominated the first 26 races - Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. has combined for 17 wins so far in 2018.
The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 5 p.m. on NBC Sports network and FoxSports1 has the Truck Series Friday at 9 p.m.
Hurricane Florence has many event in flux throughout the weekend.
As the baseball playoffs loom, Fox brings back Saturday afternoon baseball with the Dodgers at Cardinals and Nationals' visit to Atlanta Saturday at 1 p.m.
FoxSports1 has the Twins' contest with the Royals Saturday at 7:15 p.m., and TBS brings the Diamondbacks against the Astros Sunday at 2:10 p.m. ESPN closes the weekend with Dodgers-Cardinals Sunday at 8:05 p.m.
The Orioles face the A's Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN and host the White Sox for the weekend.
The Nationals face the Braves on MASN2 Friday and Sunday, weather permitting.
NFL network has its first Thursday night game this week, with the Ravens visiting the Bengals at 8:20 p.m.
The Redskins open their home season against the Colts on CBS Sunday at 1 p.m., with Patriots-Jaguars in the late afternoon slot. Fox in Virginia shows the Vikings against the Packers, with northern Virginia airing the Cardinals clash with the Rams.
The Cowboys tangle with the Giants on NBC Sunday at 8:20 p.m., and the Seahawks meet the Bears on ESPN at 8:15 p.m.
The college football season starts Thursday at 5:30 p.m. as Wake Forest hosts Boston College on ESPN. James Madison has its home opener against Robert Morris on NBC Sports Washington at 6 p.m.
Georgia State meets Memphis on ESPN Friday at 7 p.m.
Oklahoma tangles with Iowa State at noon on ABC and BYU faces Wisconsin at 3:30 p.m. In primetime, Ohio State heads to TCU.
Notre Dame hosts Vanderbilt on NBC at 2:30 p.m.
CBS offers LSU's contest against Auburn at 3:30 p.m.
Texas Tech takes on Houston at 4:15 p.m. on Fox and it's Texas-Southern Cal at 8:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Syracuse-Florida State. Oklahoma State tangles with Boise State at 3:30 p.m. before top-ranked Alabama travels to Mississippi at 7 p.m. Washington meets Utah in the nightcap at 10 p.m.
Toledo takes on Miami at noon on ESPN2, followed by Virginia against Ohio from Nashville at 4:30 p.m. It's Georgia-Middle Tennessee at 7:15 p.m.
Penn State hosts Kent State on FoxSports1 at noon, then Duke duels with Baylor at 3:30 p.m. UCLA and Fresno State close the night at 10:30 p.m.
NBC Sports Washington has Georgia Tech's game with Pittsburgh at noon and Louisville meets Western Kentucky at 7:30 p.m.
Rutgers takes on Kansas at noon on MASN2.
D.C. United meets the Red Bulls Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN. Orlando FC takes on Chicago Sunday at 5 p.m. on FoxSports1
Bayern Munich battles Bayer Leverkusen Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1.
ESPN2 has the Singapore Grand Prix Sunday at 8:55 a.m., with qualifying Saturday at 8:55 a.m.