Sun, August 31
What used to be an almost 24-hour broadcast on Labor Day Weekend, televised by various network affiliates, is now a two-hour event exclusively on ABC. While it may be much shorter, its mission is still to present information on -- and seek donations for -- muscular dystrophy research. Among performers slated to appear this year are Rascal Flatts, Jason Derulo, Aloe Blacc, LeAnn Rimes and Fall Out Boy. Segment presenters include Jordin Sparks and Tom Bergeron.
Only two races remain before the Chase for the Sprint Cup, thus heightening the pressure to score points. That should certainly be the case today at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where a field including Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth will vie in the Oral-B USA 500. Kyle Busch took the checkered flag last year on the 1.54-mile quad-oval, after holding off a fast-closing Joey Logano on a 21-lap green-flag run to the finish.
The Baylor Bears play their first game in new McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas, as they host the SMU Mustangs in this primetime matchup.