WHAT: 39th annual ACDelco NHRA Gatornationals, the third of 24 races in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Drivers in four categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – earn points leading to 2008 NHRA POWERade Series world championships.

WHERE: Gainesville Raceway, Gainesville, Fla. The track is located on 11211 North County Road 225 in Gainesville.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, March 13-16.

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.8 million.


SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, March 13 Lucas Oil Series sportsman qualifying: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
FRIDAY, March 14 (Pro Qualifying Sessions 1-2) Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle: Noon, 2:30 p.m. Top Fuel & Funny Car: 1, 3:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, March 15 (Pro Qualifying Sessions 3-4) Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle: Noon, 2:30 p.m. Top Fuel & Funny Car: 1, 3:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, March 16 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:

Sunday (AM), March 16, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 1 a.m. (ET).
Sunday, March 16, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will telecast NHRA Race Day at 11 a.m. (ET).
Sunday, March 16, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise the race beginning at 6 p.m. (ET).

SATELLITE:

Friday, March 14, 9-9:30 p.m. (ET), Galaxy 11 / Transponder 20K (Downlink frequency: 12100 MHz, vertical)(Analog)
Saturday, March 15, 8:30-9 p.m. (ET), Galaxy 11 / Transponder 13K (Downlink frequency: 11960 MHz, horizontal)
Sunday, March 16, 6-6:30 p.m. (ET), Galaxy 11 / Transponder 13K (Downlink frequency: 11960 MHz, horizontal)

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