JOLIET, Ill. – The 16th annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries, the 12th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Drivers in four categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – earn points leading to 2013 NHRA Mello Yello 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 27-30
THURSDAY, June 27 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
FRIDAY, June 28 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations & MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 4:30 and 7:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, June 29 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations, MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 4:15 and 7:15 p.m. and JEGS ALL-STARS ELIMINATION ROUNDS at 1, 3:15, and 6:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, June 30 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. and MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Saturday, June 29, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 5 p.m. (ET).
Saturday, June 29, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise one hour of qualifying highlights at 11 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, June 30, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of coverage starting at 9 p.m. (ET).