American Forces Network schedules full slate of NHRA programming
Wednesday, January 28, 2009


NHRA has announced the continuation of its relationship with the American Forces Network (AFN) to deliver the unique sights and sounds of NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing to the men and women stationed overseas.

"NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing programming increases our ability to provide our worldwide American Forces Network audience with the best sports coverage from back home,” said Larry Marotta, chief of television at the AFN Broadcast Center. “We are delighted by the generosity of the NHRA and proudly welcome their excellent programs to our showcase of American television.”

The U.S. Armed Forces, along with Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees and their families, will be able to follow NHRA’s Full Throttle Drag Racing Series all season on AFN.

In an agreement with NHRA and ESPN Inc., the AFN Broadcast Center plans to provide tape-delayed distribution of ESPN2’s television coverage of the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series on its AFN | xtra channel.  For more information about AFN, log on to For AFN radio and TV schedules, log on to

Located near Riverside, Calif., the AFN Broadcast Center distributes U.S. radio and television news, entertainment and sports programming, along with DoD information products, via satellite to approximately 1 million DoD military and civilian employees, and their families, stationed overseas in 175 countries and U.S. territories, and aboard more than 180 U.S. Navy ships at sea.