WHAT: 32nd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, the 17th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock – earn points leading to 2013 NHRA Mello Yello 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. 15-18.

 

SCHEDULE:        

THURSDAY, Aug. 15 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying

FRIDAY, Aug. 16 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying and MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 3 and 5:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, Aug. 17 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations and MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at noon and 2:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, Aug. 18 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. and MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:      

Saturday, Aug. 17, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 11 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, Aug. 18, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of coverage starting at 9 p.m. (ET).

 

SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):     

Friday, Aug. 16, 8:30 – 9 p.m. (ET), SES 2 / Transponder 06C

Saturday, Aug. 17, 6 – 6:30 p.m. (ET), SES 2 / Transponder 06C

Sunday, Aug. 18, 7 – 7:30 p.m. (ET), SES 2 / Transponder 06C           

(3820 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.

 

MOST VICTORIES:  John Force, 11, FC; Joe Amato, 6, TF; Kenny Bernstein, 5, FC/TF; Antron Brown, 5, TF/PSM; Jeg Coughlin, 4, PS; Warren Johnson, 4, PS; Kurt Johnson, 4, PS; Bob Glidden, 4, PS; Bruce Allen, 4, PS.

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