WHAT: 23rd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Pennzoil, the fifth 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 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: Houston Raceway Park, Baytown, Texas. From I-10, go south on Hwy. 146, or FM 3180. Then follow FM 565 to the facility. From the south, follow Hwy. 146 to Spur 55, then east to FM 1405, then north to FM 565. For additional information about directions please visit houstonracewaypark.com.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, April 9-11

SCHEDULE:     

FRIDAY, April 9 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying at 8 a.m. GET SCREENED AMERICA PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 1:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 2:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.

SATURDAY, April 10 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations begin at 8 a.m. GET SCREENED AMERICA PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 1:15 p.m. and 4 p.m. FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 11:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.

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

TELEVISION:    

Saturday, April 10, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 11 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, April 11, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise NHRA Race Day, a 30-minute news magazine show, at 2:30 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, April 11, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of coverage starting at 8 p.m. (ET).
                           

SATELLITE:  (Analog feed)      

Friday, April 9, 9 – 9:30 p.m. (ET), AMC 1 / Transponder 18K (12060 MHz, vertical)   
Saturday, April 10, 7:30 – 8 p.m. (ET), AMC 1 / Transponder 18K (12060 MHz, vertical)
Sunday, April 11, 7:30 – 8 p.m. (ET), AMC 1 / Transponder 18K (12060 MHz, vertical)

Video news release contains race action highlights each day and winners’ interviews on Sunday.

 

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