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E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals Saturday Preview

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series makes its long-awaited return with the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, the first of two events at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis.
11 Jul 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Following a four month delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series makes its triumphant return with this weekend’s E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals at historic Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis. After two days of testing, Saturday’s program includes two qualifying sessions for Mello Yello series pros. The Sportsman racing program includes the popular Oakley Motorsports Top Dragster and Top Sportsman classes as well as the JEGS Super Quick eighth-mile series.  Get all the information you need, including television broadcast time, qualifying times and how to get an NHRA.tv account.

As a reminder, the incoming point leaders include Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Jack Beckman (Funny Car), and Erica Enders (Pro Stock). The Pro Stock Motorcycle class will be making their 2020 debut today. With just two qualifying sessions and full fields in each of the four NHRA pro classes, today’s runs are critically important for anyone who wants to compete in Sunday’s final eliminations.

Recent changes to the season format have resulted in the elimination of the Countdown to the Championship format which means that every round win is critical.

You can catch the action all weekend on FOX and NHRA.tv.

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Saturday, July 11, FS1 will televise qualifying coverage at 4:30 p.m to 6 p.m. and again from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, July 12, Fox TV will televise two and a half hours of finals coverage starting at noon. (ET).