WHAT: 58th Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Auto-Plus, 17th of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series and the last race in the NHRA Full Throttle Series regular season. At the conclusion of this event, the top 10 drivers in four categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – will be locked in to begin the six-race Countdown to the Championship playoffs, leading to 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships. This season, NHRA is celebrating the Nitro Generation, a tribute to the many families both on the track and in the stands who have made NHRA the world’s largest motorsports sanctioning body.

WHERE: Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Clermont, Ind. From I-465, exit Crawfordsville Road (Hwy. 136). Head west for
four miles past downtown Clermont. The facility’s main entrance is on the left, one-half mile past Raceway Road.

COURSE: Championship dragstrip; Track elevation is 700 feet above sea level; Track direction is south to north.

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 29 through Monday, Sept. 3.

SCHEDULE:
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying, 8:30 a.m.

THURSDAY, Aug. 30 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying and eliminations, 8 a.m.

FRIDAY, Aug. 31 – LUCAS OIL SERIES (includes MOPAR Hemi Challenge) eliminations, 8 a.m.
PRO MOD SERIES PRESENTED BY PROCARE RX qualifying at 4:30 p.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 5:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, Sept. 1 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying and eliminations, 8 a.m.
PRO MOD SERIES PRESENTED BY PROCARE RX qualifying at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
TRAXXAS NITRO SHOOTOUT (Top Fuel) rounds at 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

SUNDAY, Sept. 2 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations, 8 a.m.
PRO MOD SERIES PRESENTED BY PROCARE RX qualifying at 2 p.m.; first round of eliminations at 5 p.m.
TRAXXAS NITRO SHOOTOUT (Funny Car) rounds at 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

MONDAY, Sept. 3 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
PRO MOD SERIES PRESENTED BY PROCARE RX eliminations continue at approximately 2:30 p.m.

TELEVISION:
Sunday, Sept. 2, ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of qualifying coverage at 11 a.m. (ET).
Sunday, Sept. 2, ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 5 p.m. (ET).
Monday, Sept. 3, ESPN2 HD will televise six hours of eliminations coverage at noon (ET).

SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):
Friday, Aug. 31, 9 – 9:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 9 / Transponder 19C
Saturday, Sept. 1, 10 – 10:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 9 / Transponder 19C
Sunday, Sept. 2, 7:30 – 8 p.m. (ET), AMC 9 / Transponder 19C
Monday, Sept. 3, 6:30 – 7 p.m. (ET), AMC 9 / Transponder 19C
(4080 MHz, horizontal; 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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