WHAT: 35th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, the 17th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Drivers in four categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – earn points leading to 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships. The NHRA Lucas Oil Series also will be featured at this event.

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.

COURSE:   Championship drag strip; Track elevation is 1,200 feet above sea level; Track direction is west to east.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 18-21

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, Aug. 18- LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying

FRIDAY, Aug. 19 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 3 and 5:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, Aug. 20 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 1 and 3:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, Aug. 21 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:

Saturday, Aug. 20, FS1 will televise thirty minutes of live coverage at 3 p.m. (ET).

Saturday, Aug. 20, FS1 will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 10 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, Aug. 21, FS1 will televise three hours of live finals coverage starting at 2 p.m. (ET).

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