WHAT: 31st annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, the 16th of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in four categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle – earn points leading to 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: Brainerd International Raceway and Resort, Brainerd, Minn. Track is located a few miles north of the Brainerd area off Highway 371. The track is located on the east side of the highway.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 16-19.

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, Aug. 16 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying at 9:30 a.m.

FRIDAY, Aug. 17 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations at 9:15 a.m.

FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

SATURDAY, Aug. 18 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations begin at 9:15 a.m.

FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, Aug. 19 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.

FULL THROTTLE SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:      

Saturday, Aug. 18, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 11 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, Aug. 19, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of eliminations coverage starting at 9 p.m. (ET) and will re-air at 3:30 a.m.

SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):      

Friday, Aug. 17, 9 – 9:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 9 / Transponder 14C

Saturday, Aug. 18, 8:30 – 9 p.m. (ET), AMC 9 / Transponder 14C

Sunday, Aug. 19, 8 – 8:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 9 / Transponder 14C

(3980 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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