NHRA: Lucas Oil Nationals Fact Box
WHAT: 33rd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, the 17th 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 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships.
WHERE: Brainerd International Raceway and Resort, Brainerd, Minn. Track is located a few miles north of the Brainerd area off Highway 371. The track is located on the east side of the highway.
WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 14-17
THURSDAY, Aug. 14 - LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
FRIDAY, Aug. 15 - LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 3 and 5:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, Aug. 16 - LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 1 and 3:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, Aug. 17 - Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16, ESPN2 will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 11 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Aug. 17, ESPN2 will televise three hours of coverage starting at 9 p.m. (ET).
2013 EVENT WINNERS: Spencer Massey, Top Fuel; Ron Capps, Funny Car; Mike Edwards, Pro Stock.
MOST VICTORIES: John Force, 11, FC; Joe Amato, 6, TF; Kenny Bernstein, 5, FC/TF; Antron Brown, 5, TF/PSM; Ron Capps, 4, FC; Jeg Coughlin, 4, PS;.
Top Fuel - 3.773 seconds by Khalid alBalooshi, Aug. '12; 327.90 mph by Morgan Lucas, Aug. '12.
Funny Car - 4.018 seconds by Jack Beckman, Aug. '12; 319.45 mph by John Force, Aug. '13.
Pro Stock - 6.542 sec. by Erica Enders-Stevens, Aug. '12; 210.87 mph by Allen Johnson, Aug. '12.
Top Fuel - 3.701 sec. by Antron Brown, Oct. '12, Reading, Pa.; 332.18 mph by Spencer Massey, April '12, Charlotte, N.C.
Funny Car - 3.965 sec. and 324.12 mph by John Force, Feb. '14, Pomona, Calif.
Pro Stock - 6.464 sec. and 215.55 mph by Erica Enders-Stevens, May '14, Englishtown N.J.
TICKETS: Order tickets by phone at (866) 444-4455. Tickets also are available online at www.brainerdraceway.com.