WHAT: 57th Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil, 16th of 22 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series and the last race in the NHRA Full Throttle Series regular season. At the conclusion of this event, the top 10 drivers in four categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – will be locked in to begin the six-race Countdown to the Championship playoffs, leading to 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships. NHRA is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2011 and is paying tribute to the evolution of the hot rod and honoring its legendary racers as well as the sport’s current stars.

 

 

WHERE:  Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Clermont, Ind. From I-465, exit Crawfordsville Road (Hwy. 136). Head west for four miles past downtown Clermont. The facility’s main entrance is on the left, one-half mile past Raceway Road.

 

 

COURSE:  Championship drag strip; Track elevation is 700 feet above sea level; Track direction is south to north.

 

 

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 5.

 

 

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $2 million.

 

 

SCHEDULE:      

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying, 8:30 a.m.

 

THURSDAY, Sept. 1 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying and eliminations, 8 a.m.

 

FRIDAY, Sept. 2 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations, 7:30 a.m.

GET SCREENED AMERICA PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 4:30 p.m.

FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 5:30 p.m.

 

SATURDAY, Sept. 3 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying and eliminations, 7:30 a.m.

GET SCREENED AMERICA PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 3 and 6 p.m.

 

SUNDAY, Sept. 4 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations, 7:30 a.m.

GET SCREENED AMERICA PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 1:30 p.m.; first round of eliminations at 4:30 p.m.

FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

 

MONDAY, Sept. 5 – Pre-race ceremonies, 9:30 a.m.

FULL THROTTLE SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

 

 

TELEVISION:    

Sunday, Sept. 4, ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of qualifying coverage at 11 a.m. (ET).

Sunday, Sept. 4, ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 5 p.m. (ET).

Monday, Sept. 5, ESPN2 HD will televise six hours of eliminations coverage at noon (ET).              

 
  SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):       

Friday, Sept. 2, 10:30 – 11 p.m. (ET) – Galaxy 16 / Transponder 14C

Saturday, Sept. 3, 10:30 – 11 p.m. (ET) – Galaxy 16 / Transponder 14C

Sunday, Sept. 4, 7:30- 8 p.m. (ET) – Galaxy 16 / Transponder 14C

Monday, Sept. 5, 6:30 – 7 p.m. (ET) – Galaxy 16 / Transponder 14C

(Downlink: 3980 MHz, vertical; Data Rate: 40.461470554 Mbp; Transmission: MPEG-2; HD: 720p; Symbol Rate: 29.27 Ms; FEC: ¾; Bandwidth: 36 Mhz)

Video news release contains race action highlights each day and winners’ interviews on Monday.

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