WHAT: 53rd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries, the first 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: Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Pomona, Calif. Track is located off I-10 at Fairplex Drive. Go north on Fairplex drive.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 14-17

 

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, Feb. 14 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 2 p.m.

FRIDAY, Feb. 15 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 2 p.m.

SATURDAY, Feb. 16- LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at noon and 2 p.m.

SUNDAY, Feb. 17 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

 

TELEVISION:

Saturday, Feb. 16, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 10 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, Feb. 17, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of coverage starting at 8 p.m. (ET).

 

SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):

Friday, Feb. 15, 8 – 8:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 9 / Transponder 20C

Saturday, Feb. 16, 9:30 – 10 p.m. (ET), AMC 9 / Transponder 20C

Sunday, Feb. 17, 10 – 10:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 9 / Transponder 20C

(4100 MHz, vertical; 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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