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NHRA releases 24-race Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule for 2019 season

NHRA officials have announced the 24-race 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, which will again feature intense racing action at tracks across the country.
25 Jul 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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NHRA officials have announced the 24-race 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, which will again feature intense racing action at tracks across the country. Millions of fans will experience sensory-overload at its best with side-by-side racing action where victories may be determined by mere thousandths of a second.

A special highlight on the 2019 tour will be the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Florida’s Gainesville Raceway March 14-17. To commemorate this momentous occasion, some of NHRA’s most beloved figures will come together to celebrate, marking the culmination of the yearlong NHRA Legends Tour. Never before have so many NHRA Legends been gathered in one place. This is a “can’t miss” event for any devoted NHRA fan.

All locations on the series schedule are confirmed for the 2019 season and only a few stops are changing dates. The NHRA SpringNationals in Houston move up one weekend to take place April 12-14. Also moving up on the schedule, the Virginia NHRA Nationals will commence May 17-19 in Richmond, Va. Conversely, the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka, Kan., moved to June 7-9. The AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals in St. Louis are shifting down the calendar and will take place Sept. 27-29.

As in years past, the 2019 season will begin at the historic Auto Club Raceway in Pomona in Southern California at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, Feb. 7-10, and conclude at the same renowned dragstrip with the Auto Club NHRA Finals, Nov. 7-10.

All 24 events in this exciting series will be aired exclusively on FOX Sports with select events on FOX broadcast network. With over 575 hours of programming, fans can tune into action from Friday and Saturday qualifying rounds as well as Sunday finals.


NHRA Mello Yello Series Regular Season
Feb. 7-10Lucas Oil NHRA WinternationalsPomona, Calif.
Feb. 22-24NHRA Arizona NationalsPhoenix
March 14-17Amalie Motor Oil NHRA GatornationalsGainesville, Fla.
April 5-7DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide NationalsLas Vegas
April 12-14NHRA SpringNationalsHouston
April 26-28NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide NationalsCharlotte, N.C.
May 3-5NHRA Southern NationalsAtlanta
May 17-19Virginia NHRA NationalsRichmond, Va.
May 30-June 2Route 66 NHRA NationalsChicago
June 7-9Menards NHRA Heartland NationalsTopeka, Kan.
June 14-16NHRA Thunder Valley NationalsBristol, Tenn.
June 20-23Summit Racing Equipment NHRA NationalsNorwalk, Ohio
July 5-7NHRA New England NationalsEpping, N.H.
July 19-21Dodge Mile-High NHRA NationalsDenver
July 26-28NHRA Sonoma NationalsSonoma, Calif.
Aug. 2-4NHRA Northwest NationalsSeattle
Aug. 15-18Lucas Oil NHRA NationalsBrainerd, Minn.
Aug. 28-Sept. 2Chevrolet Performance U.S. NationalsIndianapolis
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Sept. 12-15Dodge NHRA NationalsReading, Pa.
Sept. 27-29AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest NationalsSt. Louis
Oct. 11-13NHRA Carolina NationalsCharlotte
Oct. 17-20AAA Texas NHRA Fall NationalsDallas
Oct. 31-Nov. 3NHRA Nevada NationalsLas Vegas
Nov. 14-17Auto Club NHRA FinalsPomona, Calif.