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NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Schedules for ESPN2
Glendora, CA
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The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series will again be televised in 16 one-hour shows on ESPN2 and ESPN2HD, with coverage from select NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series national events, it was announced today by the world’s largest motorsports sanctioning organization.  In addition, the popular NHRA Sportsman Spotlights, focusing on NHRA’s Member Track network, will air on ESPN2 and ESPN2HD as part of the race-coverage telecasts.

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series will air on ESPN2 and ESPN2HD on a tape-delay basis as part of NHRA’s relationship with ESPN, in its second decade as the exclusive home of NHRA Drag Racing.  All 16 telecasts will air on Saturday or Sunday.  The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series has a long-standing tradition of serving as a highly-competitive developmental arena for the future stars of the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.

Returning as anchor of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series telecasts will be long-time NHRA announcer Dave Rieff, who will be joined in the booth by popular NHRA announcer Bob Frey.  Rieff has been involved for many years with NHRA coverage on ESPN2 and ESPN2HD. ESPN2 is now available in nearly 100 million households.

In addition to his race-coverage duties in the booth, Frey will host the popular NHRA Sportsman Spotlight segments.  The segments will showcase unique and interesting stories from NHRA Member Tracks in each of the sanctioning body’s seven divisions. 

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 23 national events featuring the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by ProCare Rx. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers the Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 8 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.



2012 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Television Schedule


Event                                                                                     Air Date, Time

O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals            Sunday, Feb. 19, 11 a.m.-Noon

presented by Super Start Batteries

Pomona, Calif.  

Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals                         Saturday, March 24, Noon-1 p.m.

Gainesville, Fla. NHRA Nationals                        Saturday, April 7, 3-4 p.m.

Las Vegas

NHRA Four-Wide Nationals                                         Saturday, April 21, Noon-1 p.m.

Charlotte, N.C.

O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals            Sunday, May 6, 6-7 p.m.

presented by Super Start Batteries


Dollar General NHRA Summernationals                Saturday, May 26; 12:30–1:30 p.m.

Topeka, Kan.     

O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals      Saturday, July 7, 1-2 p.m.


Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals          Sunday, July 15, Noon-1 p.m.

Norwalk, Ohio  

O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals  Saturday, Aug. 11, 1-2 p.m.

presented by Super Start Batteries


Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals                                   Sunday, Aug. 26, 11 p.m.-Midnight

Brainerd, Minn.               

Mac Tools U.S. Nationals                                          Sunday, Sept. 9, 3-4 p.m.


O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals                       Sunday, Sept. 23, 1-2 p.m.

presented by Super Start Batteries

Charlotte, N.C.

AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals                                 Sunday, Sept. 30, 1-2 p.m.


Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals                                           Sunday, Oct. 14, 3–4 p.m.

Reading, Pa.

Big O Tires NHRA Nationals                                          Sunday, Nov. 4, 1-2 p.m.

Las Vegas           

Automobile Club of Southern California                 Sunday, Nov. 18, 1-2 p.m.

NHRA Finals                                                       

Pomona, Calif.  



* All times Eastern. Schedule subject to change. Please check local listings.

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