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Route 66 NHRA Nationals Fact Sheet
Courtesy of NHRA Communications





JOLIET, Ill. -

The 22nd annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals, the ninth of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Drivers in four categories - Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle - earn points leading to 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships. The NHRA Lucas Oil Series also will be featured at this event.

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 I-80 in Joliet. Take I-80 to exit #132A (Route 53 south) to the track.

COURSE: Championship drag strip; Track elevation is 632 feet above sea level; Track direction is west to east.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, May 30th - June 2nd

SCHEDULE:
Thursday, May 30
LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying

FRIDAY, May 31
LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 5:00 and 8:00 p.m.

SATURDAY, June 1
LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 2:45 and 5:15 p.m.

SUNDAY, June 2
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, June 1, FS1 will televise one hour of qualifying coverage at 7 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, June 2, FS1 will televise three hours of finals coverage at 5:30 p.m. (ET).

2018 EVENT WINNERS: Clay Millican, Top Fuel; Robert Hight, Funny Car; Jeg Coughlin, Pro Stock, Matt Smith, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

MOST VICTORIES: Jeg Coughlin, 6, PS; Tony Schumacher, 5, TF; Kenny Bernstein, 4, TF; Tony Pedregon, 4, FC; Whit Bazemore, 3, FC; Antron Brown, 3, TF; Larry Dixon, 3, TF; John Force, 3, FC; Matt Hagan, 3, FC; Doug Kalitta, 3, TF; Kurt Johnson, 3, PS; Jason Line, 3, PS; Del Worsham, 3, FC.

TRACK RECORDS:
Top Fuel - 3.677 seconds by Steve Torrence, June '18; 333.58 mph by Torrence, June '18.
Funny Car - 3.851 seconds by Robert Hight, July '17; 334.73 mph by Hight, July '17
. Pro Stock - 6.528 seconds by Drew Skillman, July '15; 211.83 mph by Greg Anderson, July '15.
PS Motorcycle - 6.784 seconds by Matt Smith, June '18; 200.89 mph by Hector Arana Jr., June '18.

NATIONAL RECORDS:
Top Fuel - 3.628 sec. by Clay Millican, Feb. '18, Pomona, Calif.; 336.57 mph by Tony Schumacher, Feb. '18, Phoenix
Funny Car - 3.793 sec. by Robert Hight, Aug. '17, Brainerd; 339.87 mph by Robert Hight, July '17, Sonoma, Calif.
Pro Stock - 6.455 sec. by Jason Line, March '15, Charlotte, N.C.; 215.55 mph by Erica Enders, May '14, Englishtown N.J.
Pro Stock Motorcycle - 6.720 sec. by Andrew Hines, March '19, Gainesville, Fla.; 201.76 mph by Matt Smith, March '19, Gainesville, Fla.

TICKETS: For tickets, call (888) 629-RACE (7223) or purchase online at www.Route66Raceway.com.





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