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NHRA releases 24-race Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule for 2020 season

NHRA officials have announced the 24-race 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, which will again feature intense racing action at tracks across the country.
14 May 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Mello Yello

NHRA officials have announced the 24-race 2020 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. Competition schedules for individual categories will be released this summer.  

Throughout the season, NHRA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pro Stock class. Fans will experience special treats and features along the tour to commemorate this important category and honor its history. 

A special highlight on the 2020 tour will be the 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, which will kick off the 2020 season at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif. Feb. 6-9. One of the most iconic events in the series, the Winternationals draws fans from all around the world to experience the power of NHRA Championship Drag Racing at its best during the season opener.

The 40th annual NHRA Southern Nationals in Atlanta will take place May 15-17. Fans won’t want to miss joining the stars of NHRA as we celebrate 40 years of heart-pounding racing action. Other milestone events include the 20th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals June 19-21 in Bristol, Tenn., the 35th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at fan-favorite Texas Motorplex Oct. 15-18 and the 20th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals Oct.29-Nov.1 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 

All locations on the series schedule are confirmed for the 2020 season and several stops are changing dates. The Virginia NHRA Nationals in Richmond, Va. move to the end of the month, taking place May 29-31. The Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Chicago will commence July 9-12 to lead in to the iconic Western Swing. Fans of the NHRA New England Nationals will get a chance to see the series as competition heats up at the end of summer, Aug.21-23. Two events in the Mello Yello Countdown To The Championship are changing places with the NHRA Carolina Nationals in Charlotte, N.C. Sept. 25-27, followed by the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals Oct. 2-4. 

As always, the 2020 season will conclude with the Auto Club NHRA Finals, Nov.12-15 at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona. 

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. 6-9Lucas Oil NHRA WinternationalsPomona, Calif.
Feb. 21-23Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona NationalsPhoenix
March 12-15Amalie Motor Oil NHRA GatornationalsGainesville, Fla.
April 3-5Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide NationalsLas Vegas
April 17-19Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationalsHouston
April 24-26NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide NationalsCharlotte, N.C.
May 15-17NHRA Southern NationalsAtlanta
May 29-31Virginia NHRA NationalsRichmond, Va.
June 12-14Menards NHRA Heartland NationalsTopeka, Kan.
June 19-21NHRA Thunder Valley NationalsBristol, Tenn.
June 25-28Summit Racing Equipment NHRA NationalsNorwalk, Ohio
July 9-12Route 66 NHRA NationalsChicago
July 17-19Dodge Mile-High NHRA NationalsDenver
July 24-26NHRA Sonoma NationalsSonoma, Calif.
July 31-Aug. 2Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest NationalsSeattle
Aug. 13-16Lucas Oil NHRA NationalsBrainerd, Minn.
Aug. 21-23NHRA New England NationalsEpping, N.H.
Sept. 2-7NHRA U.S. NationalsIndianapolis
NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship
Sept. 17-20Mopar Express Lane NHRA NationalsReading, Pa.
Sept. 25-27NHRA Carolina NationalsCharlotte
Oct. 2-4AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest NationalsSt. Louis
Oct. 15-18AAA Texas NHRA FallNationalsDallas
Oct. 29-Nov. 1Dodge NHRA NationalsLas Vegas
Nov. 12-15Auto Club NHRA FinalsPomona, Calif.