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O'Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries Fact Sheet
Courtesy of NHRA Communications





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

SCHEDULE:
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.
JEGS ALL-STARS ELIMINATION ROUNDS at 1, 3:15, and 6:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, June 30 - Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
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).

2012 EVENT WINNERS: Antron Brown, Top Fuel; Jeff Arend, Funny Car; Erica Enders-Stevens, Pro Stock; Andrew Hines, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

MOST VICTORIES: Kenny Bernstein, 4, TF; Tony Pedregon, 4, FC; Jeg Coughlin, 4, PS; Larry Dixon, 3, TF; Doug Kalitta, 3, TF; Tony Schumacher 3, TF; Whit Bazemore, 3, FC; John Force, 3, FC; Del Worsham, 3, FC; Kurt Johnson, 3, PS; Jason Line, 3, PS.

TRACK RECORDS:
Top Fuel - 3.763 seconds by Tony Schumacher, June '12; 326.79 mph by Spencer Massey, June '12.
Funny Car - 4.022 seconds by Matt Hagan, June '10; 314.61 mph by Jack Beckman, June '10.
Pro Stock - 6.586 seconds by Greg Anderson, July '11; 210.08 mph by Mike Edwards, June '09.
PS Motorcycle - 6.884 seconds by Hector Arana Sr., June '12; 195.68 mph by Michael Phillips, June '10.

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.
PS 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 (888) 629-RACE (7223) or purchase online at www.route66raceway.com.





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