WHAT: 33rd annual NHRA Southern Nationals, the seventh of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock – earn points leading to 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships.
WHERE: Atlanta Dragway, Commerce, Ga. I-85 to Exit 149 (Hwy 441). After exiting the freeway, go north on Highway 441 to Steven Tanger Blvd. Take left on Tanger and then go right on Ridgeway Road.
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, May 3-5
FRIDAY, May 3 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying & MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, May 4- LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations & MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, May 5 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. & MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Saturday, May 4, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 8 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, May 5, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of coverage starting at 6:30 p.m. (ET).
SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):
Friday, May 3, 9 – 9:30 p.m. (ET), SES 2 / Transponder 05C
Saturday, May 4, 7:30 – 8 p.m. (ET), SES 2 / Transponder 05C
Sunday, May 5, 7 – 7:30 p.m. (ET), SES 2 / Transponder 05C
(3800 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 Sunday.