WHAT: 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, 18th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and the last race in the NHRA Mello Yello 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 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships.
WHERE: Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Brownsburg, 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. From I-74 go south on Ronald Reagan Parkway, exit 68 and turn south. Turn east on U.S. 136 and entrance on the track will be on the right.
COURSE: Championship dragstrip; Track elevation is 700 feet above sea level; Track direction is south to north.
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 27 through Monday, Sept. 1.
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
THURSDAY, Aug. 28 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying and eliminations
FRIDAY, Aug. 29 – LUCAS OIL SERIES (featuring Mopar HEMI Challenge). PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 5:30 p.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 6 p.m.
SATURDAY, Aug. 30 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying and eliminations. PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 2 and 5:30 p.m. TRAXXAS NITRO SHOOTOUT (Top Fuel) rounds at 4, 5:25 and 7:45 p.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 11a.m. and 6 p.m. BRAINERD FC FINAL at approximately 8:15 p.m. BRAINERD PS SEMIFINALS at approximately 6:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, Aug. 31 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying and eliminations. PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 10:30 A.m.; first round of eliminations at 2 p.m. TRAXXAS NITRO SHOOTOUT (Funny Car) rounds at 12:30, 1:55 and 4:15 p.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. BRAINERD PS FINAL at approximately 11:30 a.m.
MONDAY, Sept. 1 – Pre-race ceremonies, 9:45 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 31, ESPN2 will televise four hours of qualifying coverage at 11 a.m. (ET).
Sunday, Aug. 31, ESPN2 will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 5 p.m. (ET).
Monday, Sept. 1, ESPN2 will televise six hours of eliminations coverage at noon (ET).
SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):
Friday, Aug. 29, 8:30 – 9 p.m. (ET), AMC 9 / Transponder 23C
Saturday, Aug. 30, 9 – 9:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 9 / Transponder 23C
Sunday, Aug. 31, 8 – 8:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 9 / Transponder 23C
Monday, Sept. 1, 7:30 – 8 p.m. (ET), AMC 9 / Transponder 23C
(4160 MHz, horizontal; 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 Monday.