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Drag Racing: Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals fact box

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sports Brainerd, 56401
Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

WHAT: 32nd 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 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships.

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WHERE: Brainerd International Raceway and Resort. Track is located north of Brainerd on Highway 371 on the east side of the highway.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 15-18.

SCHEDULE:         

SATURDAY, Aug. 17: LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations

MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at noon and 2:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, Aug. 18: Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.

MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:      

Saturday, Aug. 17, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 11 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, Aug. 18, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of coverage starting at 9 p.m. (ET).

SATELLITE:

Saturday, Aug. 17, 6 – 6:30 p.m. (ET), SES 2 / Transponder 06C

Sunday, Aug. 18, 7 – 7:30 p.m. (ET), SES 2 / Transponder 06C           

(3820 MHz, vertical; Data Rate: 40.46147055 Mbp; Symbol Rate: 29.27 Ms; FEC: ≤; Bandwidth: 36 Mhz)

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

2012 EVENT WINNERS:  Morgan Lucas, Top Fuel; Ron Capps, Funny Car; Erica Enders-Stevens, Pro Stock; Eddie Krawiec, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

MOST VICTORIES:  John Force, 11, FC; Joe Amato, 6, TF; Kenny Bernstein, 5, FC/TF; Antron Brown, 5, TF/PSM; Jeg Coughlin, 4, PS; Warren Johnson, 4, PS; Kurt Johnson, 4, PS; Bob Glidden, 4, PS; Bruce Allen, 4, PS.

TRACK RECORDS:            

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; 316.75 mph by Johnny Gray, Aug. ’12.

Pro Stock: 6.542 sec. by Erica Enders-Stevens, Aug. ’12; 210.87 mph by Allen Johnson, Aug. ’12.

NATIONAL RECORDS:    

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: 3.986 sec. by Jack Beckman, Oct. ’12, Reading, Pa.; 320.58 mph by Beckman, Oct. ’12, Reading, Pa.

Pro Stock: 6.471 sec. by Mike Edwards, April ’13, Charlotte, N.C.; 214.35 mph by Jason Line, Oct. ’12, Reading, Pa.

TICKETS: Order by phone at (866) 444-4455. Also available online at www.brainerdraceway.com.

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