WHAT: 50th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals, the final of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and the final 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 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships.
WHERE: Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Pomona, Calif. Track is located off I-10 at Fairplex Drive. From I-10, go north on Fairplex drive and follow the signs to Auto Club Raceway at the Fairplex.
WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 13-16
THURSDAY, Nov. 13 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
FRIDAY, Nov. 14 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 11:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
SATURDAY, Nov. 15 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 11:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
SUNDAY, Nov. 16 – Pre-race ceremonies, 9:45 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Sunday, Nov. 16, ESPN2 will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 3 a.m. (ET).
Sunday, Nov. 16, ESPN2 will re-air 90 minutes of qualifying coverage at 3 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Nov. 16, ESPN2 will televise three hours of coverage starting at 7:30 p.m. (ET).
SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):
Friday, Nov. 14, 9 – 9:30 p.m. (ET), SES 2/ Transponder 22C
Saturday, Nov. 15, 10 – 10:30 p.m. (ET), SES 2/ Transponder 22C
Sunday, Nov. 16, 9:30 – 10 p.m. (ET), SES 2/ Transponder 22C
(4140 MHz, vertical; 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.