Aug '17
30-04

Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

ELEVATION
700 feet
RADIO FREQ
87.9 FM

Event Info

Each Labor Day weekend, NHRA racers and fans descend on Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis for the biggest, oldest, richest, and most prestigious drag race in the world. They say that no career is truly complete without a win at this, drag racing’s grandest event. As the last race of the 18-race regular season, this season’s event will take on extra importance. The stakes will be high with an increased amount of points in play via a return to the point-and-a-half system as teams battle for the final top-10 spots in the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs. Special events are taking place throughout the weekend and the drama on Championship Monday is expected to be more amplified than ever! Thundering jet car exhibitions will conclude racing on Friday and Saturday evening and be sure to stick around on Friday for the fireworks exhibition on the track. Bonus bucks and bragging rights will be on the line for qualified drivers in Top Fuel and Funny Car as they battle in the lucrative Traxxas® Nitro Shootout on Saturday and Sunday.  A special Monday edition of the SealMaster NHRA Track Walk also will take place prior to final eliminations, where many of the sport’s most celebrated drivers will walk alongside fans down the historic dragstrip.

As always, fans will have the opportunity to interact with their favorite drivers, as Every Ticket's a Pit Pass® at the most powerful and sensory-filled motorsports attraction on the planet! Get direct access to the teams, see firsthand as the highly-skilled mechanics service their hot rods between rounds, and get autographs from your favorite NHRA drivers.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the TICKETS button above or by calling 800-884-NHRA (6472). Purchase early and save!


How to Get There: The track is one mile west of Clermont on Highway 136. From Indianapolis, take Interstate 465 to Highway 136 (Crawfordsville Road). Go west toward and through Clermont. The main entrance is on the south side of the road, one mile past Clermont. From west on Interstate 74, Exit 68 (Ronald Reagan Parkway), then head south. At the light, turn left and travel east, and the track will be on the right.

Visitor Information: Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, 317-969-8600; ­Hendricks County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 317-718-8750 or 800-321-9666

Schedule
 

Full Racing Schedule

WEDNESDAY - August 30, 2017

 

Sportsman Qualifying (SS, Stock, SG & SC only)

8:30 AM

 

 

THURSDAY - August 31, 2017

 

Secure Track

6:30 PM

 

 

FRIDAY - September 1, 2017

 

Midway Opens

1:45 PM

Sportsman Eliminations

8:00 AM

Hemi Challenge - Round 1

10:30 AM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Sessions (2)

2:00 PM  &  5:00 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

6:30 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

7:15 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC)

8:00 PM

Hemi Challenge - Final

8:40 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF)

8:45 PM

Jet Dragsters

9:25 PM

Secure Track

9:30 PM

 

 

SATURDAY - September 2, 2017

 

Midway Opens

12:45 PM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Sessions (2)

10:00 AM  &  12:30 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

1:45 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

2:30 PM

Traxxas TF Shootout Driver Intro

3:15 PM

Traxxas TF Shootout - Round 1

3:45 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

4:00 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

5:00 PM

Traxxas TF Shootout - Round 2

5:45 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

6:15 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF)

7:00 PM

Traxxas TF Shootout - Final

7:40 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC)

7:45 PM

Jet Dragsters

8:25 PM

Secure Track

8:30 PM

 

 

SUNDAY - September 3, 2017

 

Midway Opens

9:45 AM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 1

10:45 AM

Factory Stock Showdown - Round 1

12:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

11:30 AM

Traxxas FC Shootout Driver Intro

12:15 PM

Traxxas FC Shootout - Round 1

12:45 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

1:00 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

2:00 PM

Traxxas FC Shootout - Round 2

2:45 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

3:15 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC)

4:00 PM

Traxxas FC Shootout - Final

4:40 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF)

4:45 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 1

5:25 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 2

6:00 PM

Secure Track

7:00 PM

 

 

MONDAY - September 4, 2017

 

Midway Opens

9:00 AM

Pre-Race Ceremonies

9:15 AM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 1

11:00 AM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 1

12:00 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 2

12:25 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 2

12:50 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 2

1:20 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Semi-Finals

1:30 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Semi-Finals

1:45 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:15 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:33 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Finals

2:45 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Finals

2:50 PM

Factory Stock Showdown - Finals

3:00 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Finals

3:30 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Finals

3:37 PM

Secure Event

3:45 PM

FAN EVENTS

Friday, September 1st:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 1:45 P.M. until the beginning of the second Nitro qualifying session.
Nitro Qualifying - Catch the action of two sessions of 300 MPH Nitro qualifying - 8:00 & 8:45 P.M.
First Round Follow Up – Meet announcer Brian Lohnes in the Pits after first round to get the scoop on the hottest story from Round 1.

Saturday, September 2nd:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 12:45 PM until the beginning of the fourth Nitro qualifying session.                     
Nitro Qualifying - Catch the action of two sessions of 300 MPH Nitro qualifying Catch the action of two sessions of 10,000 horsepower Nitro qualifying, the pro drivers last chance to make it into the top 16 for Race Day - 4:00 & 7:00 P.M.
Nitro School – Come join Alan Reinhart and one of your NHRA Mello Yello Drag racers and get schooled on all your Nitro knowledge - 12:30 P.M.
Mello Yello Autograph Session - At the Mello Yello display featuring your favorite NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racers - 1:00 P.M.

Sunday, September 3rd:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 9:45 A.M. until the beginning of the last round of Nitro qualifying.
Nitro Qualifying - Catch the action of two sessions of 10,000 horsepower Nitro qualifying, the pro drivers last chance to make it into the top 16 for Race Day - 1:00 P.M. & 4:45 P.M.

Monday September 4th:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 9:00 A.M. until the beginning of the third round of Nitro eliminations.
Sealmaster Trackwalk - Join us in walking the track at Lucas Oil Raceway with some of our special guests - 9:30 A.M.
Race Day Review -  Get the inside scoop with Alan Reinhart as he runs down the top stories of the weekend before Pre-Race Ceremonies - 10:00 A.M.
Pre-Race Ceremonies - Make sure you stick around the Mello Yello FanZone after the trackwalk for our driver introductions - 10:00 A.M.
Race Day - The top 16 qualifiers in each class battle it out head to head for the Wally.
Winners Circle - Stick around after racing is completed as we crown our Mello Yello event champions. Winners Circle will be held at the starting line or in the staging lanes.

 

ALL WEEKEND - Come by our NEW NHRA Midway Display for your chance to win prizes, receive event information and renew your NHRA Membership. If you are already an NHRA Member come hang out in our NEW NHRA Member Hospitality Area.

 

TV Schedule
Date Round Time Channel Airing
Sunday, September 3, 2017 NHRA QUALIFYING 12:00 - 2:00 PM ET FS1 ORIGINAL
Sunday, September 3, 2017 NHRA QUALIFYING 4:30 - 6:30 PM ET FS1 ORIGINAL
Monday, September 4, 2017 NHRA FINALS 11:00AM -1:00 PM ET FS1 LIVE
Monday, September 4, 2017 NHRA FINALS 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET FOX NETWORK LIVE
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First Responders

Throughout the 2017 season, the NHRA will pay tribute to the legion of first respondersFirst Responders Logothe heroes who are among the first people to arrive and assist at the scene of an emergency.

NHRA Salutes First Responders will honor medical professionals, law-enforcement officers, firefighters, members of the armed forces, and a number of other professions charged with the safety and well-being of the public, much like the Safety Safari is charged with the safety and well-being of the racing community.

GovX LogoAs part of the tribute, first responders will be eligible for discounted tickets to the 2017 Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals through GovX. Click here to purchase.