WHAT: 25th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals, the 14th of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in four categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – earn points leading to 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, Calif. The track is located at the intersection of Highways 37 and 121

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, July 27-29.


FRIDAY, July 27 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying at 8:15 a.m. FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, July 28 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations begin at 8:15 a.m. FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

SUNDAY, July 29 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. FULL THROTTLE SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.


Saturday, July 28, ESPN will televise two and a half hours of qualifying coverage at 7 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, July 29, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise three hours of eliminations coverage starting at 7 p.m. (ET).


Saturday, July 28, 12 – 12:30 a.m. (ET), AMC 1 / Transponder 23C (Digital HD feed)

Saturday, July 28, 10 – 10:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 1 / Transponder 23C

Sunday, July 30, 10:30 – 11 p.m. (ET), AMC 1 / Transponder 23C

(4160 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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