WHAT: 33rd 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 2014 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. 14-17
THURSDAY, Aug. 14 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
FRIDAY, Aug. 15 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 3 and 5:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, Aug. 16 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 1 and 3:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, Aug. 17 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16, ESPN2 will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 11 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Aug. 17, ESPN2 will televise three hours of coverage starting at 9 p.m. (ET).
SATELLITE: (Digital HD feed)
Friday, Aug. 15, 9 – 9:30 p.m. (ET), SES 2 / Transponder 14C
Saturday, Aug. 16, 7:30 – 8 p.m. (ET), SES 2 / Transponder 14C
Sunday, Aug. 17, 7:30 – 8 p.m. (ET), SES 2 / Transponder 14C
(3980 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.