WHAT: 51st annual Kragen O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Valvoline, the first of 22 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock – earn points leading to 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships. NHRA is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2011 and will pay homage to the evolution of the hot rod and honor its legendary racers as well as the sport’s current stars.

WHERE:  Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Pomona, Calif. Track is located off I-10 at Fairplex Drive. Go north on Fairplex drive.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 24-27

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, Feb. 24
LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying begins at 8:15 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 1 p.m.
FRIDAY, Feb. 25
LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations begin at 8:15 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying 1 p.m.
SATURDAY, Feb. 26
LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations begin at 8:15 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, Feb. 27
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:

Saturday, Feb. 26, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 11 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, Feb. 27, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of eliminations coverage starting at 7 p.m. (ET).

               

SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):

Friday, Feb. 25, 8 – 8:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 3 / Transponder 16C

Saturday, Feb. 26, 10 – 10:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 3 / Transponder 16C

Sunday, Feb. 27, 10:30 – 11 p.m. (ET), AMC 3 / Transponder 16C

(4020 MHz, vertical; Data Rate: 40.461470554 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.

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