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Mon, 26 Mar 2012, 07:35 AM NHRA Nationals Fact Sheet
Courtesy of NHRA Communications


The 13th annual NHRA Nationals, the fourth of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three categories - Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock - earn points leading to 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas. Track is located approximately 15 miles north of downtown Las Vegas off Interstate 15.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, March 30 - April 1

FRIDAY, March 30 - LUCAS OIL SERIES time runs and qualifying at 8 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, March 31 - LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations at 8 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, April 1 - Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

Saturday, March 31, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 7:30 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, April 1, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of eliminations coverage starting at 7 p.m. (ET).

2011 EVENT WINNERS: Antron Brown, Top Fuel; Robert Hight, Funny Car; Mike Edwards, Pro Stock

MOST VICTORIES: Larry Dixon, 4, TF; Greg Anderson, 3, PS; Jeg Coughlin, 3, PS; Kenny Bernstein, 2, TF; Mike Edwards, 2, PS; Robert Hight, 2, FC; Tony Schumacher, 2, TF.

Top Fuel - 3.781 seconds by Tony Schumacher, Oct. '08; 325.85 mph by Rod Fuller, Oct. '11.
Funny Car - 4.030 seconds by Matt Hagan, Oct. '09; 315.49 mph by Ron Capps, Oct. '11.
Pro Stock - 6.594 seconds by Mike Edwards, Oct. '11; 208.84 mph by Edwards, Oct. '11.

Top Fuel - 3.735 sec. by Del Worsham, Oct. '11, Reading, Pa.; 328.62 mph by Spencer Massey, Feb. '12, Pomona, Calif
Funny Car - 3.995 sec. by Matt Hagan, Sept. '11, Charlotte, N.C.; 318.99 mph by Jack Beckman, Sept. '11, Charlotte, N.C.
Pro Stock - 6.477 sec. by Jason Line, Oct. '11, Reading, Pa.; 213.57 mph by Erica Enders, March '11, Gainesville, Fla.

TICKETS: For tickets call Las Vegas Motor Speedway at (800) 644-4444, or visit

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $32; Junior (6-12 years), $11. Saturday: Adult, $51; Junior (6-12 years), $11. Sunday: Adult, $55; Junior (6-12 years) $16. Children five years and under admitted free to general admission and pit areas each day.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $42; Junior (6-12 years), $21; Child (Five and under), $10. Saturday: Adult, $61; Junior (6-12 years), $21; Child (Five and under), $10. Sunday: Adult, $65; Junior (6-12 years) $26; Child (Five and under), $10.

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