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Mon, 01 Apr 2013, 17:03 PM NHRA Nationals Fact Sheet
Courtesy of NHRA Communications


The 14th annual NHRA Nationals, the fourth 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.

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, April 5-7

FRIDAY, April 5 - LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 2:30 and 5 p.m.

SATURDAY, April 6- LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 12:40 and 2:20 p.m.
K&N HORSEPOWER CHALLENGE at 12:30, 2:15 and 3:25 p.m.

SUNDAY, April 7 - Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

Saturday, April 6, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 10 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, April 7, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of coverage starting at 11 p.m. (ET).

2012 EVENT WINNERS: Spencer Massey, Top Fuel; Robert Hight, Funny Car; Allen Johnson, Pro Stock

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

Top Fuel - 3.773 seconds by Tony Schumacher, Oct. '12; 327.11 mph by Doug Kalitta, Oct. '12
Funny Car - 4.030 seconds by Matt Hagan, Oct. '09; 317.27 mph by Robert Hight, Oct. '12.
Pro Stock - 6.590 seconds by Jason Line, Oct. '12; 209.72 mph by Line, Oct. '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 - 3.986 sec. by Jack Beckman, Oct. '12, Reading, Pa.; 320.58 mph by Beckman, Oct. '12, Reading, Pa.
Pro Stock - 6.473 sec. by Mike Edwards, March '13, Gainesville, Fla.; 214.35 mph by Line, Oct. '12, Reading, Pa.

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

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