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ESPN Classic to Feature NHRA Drag Racing
Courtesy of NHRA Communications

Daily Show to Debut on Feb. 5 at 11 a.m. (ET)



GLENDORA, Calif. -- NHRA announced today that ESPN Classic will reach into its vast video archive and begin daily airings of "NHRA Drag Racing," featuring races dating back to the mid-'90s.

The daily show debuts Monday, Feb. 5 at 11 a.m. (ET) and is currently scheduled through the end of March. In all, 40 shows are currently scheduled to air during the next two months.

NHRA Drag Racing on ESPN Classic will be one-hour long and feature exclusive racing coverage that aired on ESPN and ESPN2 from as far back as the mid-'90s to last year's exciting 2006 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series season. The first episode features the 1995 NHRA Mopar Mile-High Nationals from Bandimere Speedway near Denver.

"Weekdays at 11 a.m., NHRA fans can enjoy some of the best NHRA Drag Racing Series races from the last decade and a half that originally aired on ESPN and ESPN2," said Brian Gramling, associate manager of program planning at ESPN Classic. ESPN Classic is currently available in nearly 65 million households nationwide. To get ESPN Classic, call your local cable operator or satellite dish provider.

Fans will have some input moving forward with the scheduling. NHRA announced that fans can e-mail classics@nhra.com to request races they would like to see in the future on ESPN Classic, from those that aired on ESPN and ESPN2 since the mid-'90s.

For a complete schedule and list of upcoming races to air on ESPN Classic, log on to http://www.sports.espn.go.com/espntv/espnGuide or http://www.nhra.com.

NHRA on ESPN Classic Schedule (all times 11 a.m. ET)

Air Date Event Monday, February 5 NHRA Mopar Mile-High Nationals July 23, 1995

Tuesday, February 6 NHRA Autolite Nationals July 30, 1995

Wednesday, Feb. 7 NHRA Mac Tools U.S. Nationals September 7, 2003

Thursday, Feb. 8 NHRA Champion Auto Stores Nationals August 20, 1995

Friday, Feb. 9 NHRA O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals September 21, 2003

Monday, Feb. 12 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals October 12, 2003

Tuesday, Feb. 13 NHRA Northwest Nationals August 8, 1995

Wednesday, Feb. 14 Lucas Oil NHRA Northwest Nationals July 29, 2002

Thursday, Feb. 15 NHRA Chief Auto Parts Nationals October 15, 1995

Friday, Feb. 16 NHRA AutoZone Winternationals February 4, 2001

Monday, February 19 NHRA Mac Tools U.S. Nationals September 5, 2005

Tuesday, February 20 NHRA FRAM Autolite Nationals August 5, 2001

Wednesday, February 21 NHRA Mopar Mile-High Nationals July 21, 1996

Thursday, February 22 NHRA O'Reilly Fall Nationals October 21, 2001

Friday, February 23 NHRA Autolite Nationals July 28, 1996

Monday, February 26 NHRA Northwest Nationals August 5, 1996

Tuesday, February 27 NHRA Champion Auto Stores Nationals August 18, 1996

Wednesday, February 28 NHRA O'Reilly Fall Nationals November 9, 2000

Thursday, March 1 NHRA Chief Auto Parts Nationals October 13, 1996

Friday, March 2 NHRA Pennzoil Nationals May 1, 1997

Monday, March 5 NHRA Pennzoil Nationals - Rain Make Up May 10, 1997

Tuesday, March 6 NHRA Mopar Mile-High Nationals July 20, 1997

Wednesday, March 7 NHRA Autolite Nationals July 27, 1997

Thursday, March 8 NHRA Northwest Nationals August 3, 1997

Friday, March 9 NHRA Winston Showdown July 10, 1999

Monday, March 12 NHRA Mopar Parts Mile High Nationals July 18, 1999

Tuesday, March 13 NHRA Winston Showdown July 11, 1999

Wednesday, March 14 NHRA Prolong Northwest Nationals August 1, 1999

Thursday, March 15 NHRA Autolite Nationals August 8, 1999

Friday, March 16 NHRA Matco Tools Supernationals October 31, 1999

Monday, March 19 Auto Club NHRA Finals November 14, 1999

Tuesday, March 20 NHRA FRAM Nationals April 23, 1998

Wednesday, March 21 NHRA Lone Star Nationals May 3, 1998

Thursday, March 22 NHRA Pennzoil Nationals April 26, 1998

Friday, March 23 NHRA Mopar Parts Mile High Nationals July 24, 1998

Monday, March 26 NHRA Autolite Nationals July 31, 1998

Tuesday, March 27 NHRA Prolong Northwest Nationals August 7, 1998

Wednesday, March 28 NHRA Champion Auto Stores Nationals August 28, 1998

Thursday, March 29 NHRA Pennzoil Nationals October 11, 1998

Friday, March 30 NHRA ATSCO Nationals February 25, 1996





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