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O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals presented by Super Start Batteries Fact Sheet
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BAYTOWN, Texas --

The 26th annual O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals presented by Super Start Batteries, the sixth 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: Royal Purple Raceway, Baytown, Texas. From Interstate 10 take the State Hwy. 99 (Grand Parkway) exit, which is exit 799. Take a right on State Hwy. 99 and go to the first exit (2 miles) which is FM 565. Take a right on FM 565 and Royal Purple Raceway will be on your right. For additional information about directions please visit www.royalpurpleraceway.com.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, April 26-28

SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, April 26 - LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 3 and 5:15 p.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 3:30 and 5:45 p.m.

SATURDAY, April 27 - LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations
PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES qualifying at 1:45 p.m. and eliminations at 4 p.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at noon and 2:15 p.m.

SUNDAY, April 28 - Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11a.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, April 27, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 3 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, April 28, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of coverage at 2 p.m. (ET).

2012 EVENT WINNERS: Morgan Lucas, Top Fuel; Mike Neff, Funny Car; Vincent Nobel, Pro Stock; Andrew Hines, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

MOST VICTORIES: John Force, 6, FC; Warren Johnson, 5, PS; John Myers, 4, PSM; Angelle Sampey, 4, PSM

TRACK RECORDS:
Top Fuel - 3.772 seconds by Larry Dixon, April '10; 327.74 mph by Morgan Lucas, April '12.
Funny Car - 4.021 seconds by John Force, April '10; 316.08 mph by Force, April '10.
Pro Stock - 6.539 seconds by Mike Edwards, April '10; 212.43 mph by Edwards, April '10.
Pro Stock Motorcycle - 6.846 seconds by Hector Arana Jr., April '12; 197.83 mph by Eddie Krawiec, April '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 - 6.471sec. by Mike Edwards, April '13, Concord, N.C.; 214.35 mph by Jason Line, Oct. '12, Reading, Pa.
Pro Stock Motorcycle - 6.728 sec. by Andrew Hines, Oct. '12, Reading, Pa.; 199.26 mph by Eddie Krawiec, March '11, Gainesville, Fla.

TICKETS: For tickets call Royal Purple Raceway at (281) 383-RACE (7223) or visit www.royalpurpleraceway.com.





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