GLENDORA, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2017) – The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, where the future stars of NHRA Drag Racing are born, will be showcased in 16 races throughout the season on FOX Sports 1 (FS2) and FOX Sports 2 (FS2), it was announced today by NHRA officials. The programming will build upon the success of the 2016 season which featured a dramatic uptick in viewership during the season.

In 2017, FS2 will televise a one hour program of select Lucas Oil Series events in primetime following each national event. The programs will also have multiple re-airs on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) during the year, please check your local listings. 

Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series races also will appear in Canada and the Caribbean through FOX Sports Racing, as well as being available through FOX Sports GO, the critically acclaimed app that provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content at home or on the go and now is available to 86 million subscribers.

“The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series is where many champions hone their skills during the course of the season and is a valuable segment of the NHRA,” said Peter Clifford, NHRA president. “The broadcasts on FS2 allow them the opportunity showcase their skills and broaden the reach of the series.”       

The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series is NHRA’s marquee Sportsman series. Racing categories include Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car, Competition Eliminator and Super Stock, among others. Prominent graduates of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series who have gone on to successful careers in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series include Shawn Langdon, Courtney Force, Erica Enders, Brittany Force, Alexis DeJoria, and Jeg Coughlin.

 

The first Lucas Oil Series telecast will air from the season-opening Circle K NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif. (March 2, 9-10 p.m.) on FS2.

The season’s premiere event, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis, will be telecast on Sept. 14 from 9-10 p.m. and the season-finale Auto Club NHRA Finals at Pomona will air on FS2 on Nov. 23 from 9-10 p.m.

2017 NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES TELEVISION SCHEDULE

All times ET. Schedule is subject to change. Please check local listings.

 

Event                                                                                                    Air Date, Time  

Circle K NHRA Winternationals                                                   Thurs., March 2, 9-10 p.m. (FS2)

Pomona, Calif.                                                              

 

Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals                                  Thurs., March 30, 8-9 p.m. (FS2)

Gainesville, Fla.                                                             

 

NHRA Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals                             Thurs., April 13, 8-9 p.m. (FS2)

Las Vegas                                                                        

 

NHRA SpringNationals                                                                   Thurs., May 4, 9-10 p.m. (FS2)

Houston       

                                                                   

NHRA Four-Wide Nationals                                                         Thurs., May 11, 8-9 p.m. (FS2)

Charlotte, N.C.                                                              

 

NHRA Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals                           Thurs., June 1, 8:30-9:30 p.m. (FS2)

Topeka, Kan.                                                                 

 

NHRA Norwalk Nationals                          Thurs., July 6, 8-9 p.m. (FS2)

Norwalk, Ohio                                                               

 

Route 66 NHRA Nationals                                                             Thurs., July 20, 8-9 p.m. (FS2)

Chicago                                                                          

              

NHRA Northwest Nationals                                                         Thurs., Aug. 17, 9-10 p.m. (FS2)

Seattle                                                                            

 

Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals                                                              Thurs., Aug. 31, 9-10 p.m. (FS2)

Brainerd, Minn.                                                              

 

Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals                                   Thurs., Sept. 14, 9-10 p.m. (FS2)

Indianapolis                                                                   

 

NHRA Carolina Nationals                                                               Thurs., Sept. 28, 8-9 p.m. (FS2)

Charlotte, N.C.                                                             

             

Dodge NHRA Nationals                                                                  Thurs., Oct. 5, 9-10 p.m. (FS2)

Reading, Pa.                                                                  

 

AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals                                                   Thurs., Oct. 26, 9-10 p.m. (FS2)

Dallas                                                                               

                             

NHRA Toyota Nationals                                                                 Thurs., Nov. 9, 8-9p.m. (FS2)

Las Vegas                                                                       

 

Auto Club NHRA Finals                                                                   Thurs., Nov. 23, 9-10 p.m. (FS2)

Pomona, Calif.                                                              

 

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