WHAT: 15th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries, the 11th 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: Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, Ill. The track is located 30 miles southwest of Chicago on Route 53 (historic Route 66), approximately three miles south of the I-80 in Joliet. Take I-80 to exit #132A (Route 53 south) to the track.

 

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, June 28-July 1.

 

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, June 28 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying at 9 a.m.

 

FRIDAY, June 29 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations begin at 9 a.m.

FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

 

SATURDAY, June 30 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations continue at 9 a.m.

FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

JEGS ALLSTARS ELIMINATION ROUNDS at 1 p.m., 3:15 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.

 

SUNDAY, July 1 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10:30 a.m.

FULL THROTTLE SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

 

TELEVISION:

Saturday, June 30, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise 90 minutes of qualifying coverage at 6 p.m. (ET)

Sunday, July 1, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise one hour of qualifying coverage at 3 a.m. (ET)

Sunday, July 1, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will re-air at 11 a.m. (ET)

Sunday, July 1, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of eliminations coverage starting at 6 p.m. (ET)

 

SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):

Friday, June 29, 11 -11:30 p.m. (ET), SES 2 / Transponder 1C

Saturday, June 30, 11:30 p.m. -12 a.m. (ET), SES 2 / Transponder 1C

Sunday, July 1, 7-7:30 p.m. (ET), SES 2 / Transponder 1C

(3720 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.

 

2011 EVENT WINNERS: Del Worsham, Top Fuel; Mike Neff, Funny Car; Greg Anderson, Pro Stock; LE Tonglet, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

 

MOST VICTORIES: Kenny Bernstein, 4, TF; Tony Pedregon, 4, FC; Jeg Coughlin, 4, PS; LE Tonglet, 2, PSM.

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