WHAT: Ninth annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals, the fifth of 24 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock – earn points leading to 2008 NHRA POWERade Series world championships.

WHERE: The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas. Track is located approximately 15 miles north of downtown Las Vegas off Interstate 15.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, April 10-13.

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


SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, April 10 – Sportsman qualifying begins at 9 a.m.

FRIDAY, April 11 – Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 8 a.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 1 and 4 p.m.

SATURDAY, April 12 – Sportsman eliminations begin at 8 a.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at noon and 3 p.m.

SUNDAY, April 13 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.


TELEVISION:

Saturday, April 12, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 8 p.m. (ET).

Sunday April 13, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will air NHRA Race Day, at 11 a.m. (ET).

Sunday, April 13, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of final eliminations at 8 p.m. (ET).



SATELLITE:

Friday, April 11, 10-10:30 p.m. (ET) – Horizons 2 / Transponder 12K (downlink freq: 12160 horizontal) analog

Saturday, April 12, 11-11:30 p.m. (ET) – Horizons 2 / Transponder 12K (downlink freq: 12160 horizontal) analog

Sunday, April 13, 11:30 p.m.-midnight (ET) – Horizons 2 / Transponder 12K (downlink freq: 12160 horizontal) analog

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