WHAT: 28th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, the 20th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and the second of six races in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs. Drivers in four categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – earn points leading to 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships.
WHERE: Texas Motorplex- Track is located at 7500 W. Highway 287 in Ennis, Texas.
WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 19-22
THURSDAY, Sept. 19- LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
FRIDAY, Sept. 20 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 2:15 and 5:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, Sept. 21 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.
SUNDAY, Sept. 22 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 21, ESPN News will televise 90 minutes of qualifying coverage at 11:30 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Sept. 22, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will re-air 90 minutes of qualifying coverage at 3:30 a.m. (ET).
Sunday, Sept. 22, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of coverage starting at 8:30 p.m. (ET).
SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):
Friday, Sept. 20, 8:30 – 9 p.m. (ET), SES 2 / Transponder 3C
Saturday, Sept. 21, 7 – 7:30 p.m. (ET), SES 2 / Transponder 3C
Sunday, Sept. 22, 7 – 7:30 p.m. (ET), SES 2 / Transponder 3C
(3760 MHz, horizontal; Data Rate: 40.46147055 Mbp; Symbol Rate: 29.27 Ms; FEC: ¾; Bandwidth: 36 Mhz)
Video news release contains race action highlights each day and winners’ interviews on Sunday.