WHAT:

Ninth annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals, the 10th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2006 NHRA POWERade Series world championships. Sportsman competitors in seven categories earn points leading to 2006 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series world championships.


WHERE:

Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, Ill. The track is located 30 miles southwest of Chicago on Route 53 (historic Route 66), approximately three miles south of the I-80 in Joliet. Take I-80 to exit #132A (Route 53 south) to the track.


WHEN:

Thursday through Sunday, June 8-11.


PURSE:

Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.8 million.


SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, June 8:

Sportsman qualifying and time trials begin at 8:30 a.m.



FRIDAY, June 9:

Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 8 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.


SATURDAY, June 10:

Sportsman eliminations begin at 8 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 12:10 p.m. and 3:05 p.m.
KING DEMON CROWN ELIMINATION ROUNDS at noon, 3, and 4:25 p.m.
JEG’S ALLSTARS ELIMINATION ROUNDS at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4 p.m.


SUNDAY, June 11:

Pre-race ceremonies, 10:30 a.m. FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.


TELEVISION:

Saturday, June 10, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 5 p.m. (ET).

Sunday June 11, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will air NHRA 2Day, a 30-minute weekly news magazine show, at 11:30 a.m. (ET).

Sunday, June 11, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of eliminations at 5 p.m. (ET).



SATELLITE:

Friday, June 9, 10:30-11 p.m. (ET) – SBS 6, Transponder 15K (Downlink frequency, 12072 MHz, horizontal)

Saturday, June 10, 8-8:30 p.m. (ET) – SBS 6, Transponder 15K (Downlink frequency, 12072 MHz, horizontal)

Sunday, June 11, 8-8:30 p.m. (ET) – SBS 6, Transponder 15K (Downlink frequency, 12072 MHz, horizontal)

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