The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series officially opens its 2023 season this weekend at Orlando Speed World Dragway, and fans will be able to watch for free on NHRA's YouTube channel.
It’s part of a comprehensive coverage plan for the upcoming divisional season, as NHRA will stream 37 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional races on either NHRA.tv or the NHRA YouTube page for free during the 2023 campaign.
All 21 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series events this year can also be viewed on NHRA.tv and is available for $149.99 for the entire season or $24.99 per national event.
The free coverage of NHRA divisional races starts with this weekend’s race in Orlando, Fla., giving fans a chance to take in the first racing action of the year, and will include events from all seven NHRA divisions throughout the course of the 2023 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series season. To watch the select divisional races for free, fans simply need to sign up for a complimentary account on NHRA.tv.
Coverage of the 37 divisional races is sponsored by Strange Engineering, Summit Racing Equipment, JEGS, Total Seal, Competition Products, Rooftec, Weldon Pumps, and Moser Engineering and will provide fans a free look into the thrilling NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and some of the top racers competing throughout the country. Presenting sponsors of NHRA.tv Sportsman coverage from Orlando are Moser, Strange, Summit, and Weldon High Performance.
“We’re thankful for our great partners for helping provide this robust and comprehensive lineup of our exciting divisional races free of charge to our fans,” NHRA Vice President and Chief Development Officer Brad Gerber said. “We know how vital our Sportsman drivers are to NHRA Drag Racing, and this platform is a great location for them to showcase their skills. We know our fans are eager to get into race mode watching this weekend’s race in Orlando, and by offering 37 races for free, they can enjoy a huge amount of action on NHRA.tv and our YouTube page.”
Beginning with this weekend’s Division 2 event at Orlando Speed World Dragway, fans can enjoy racing at a number of divisional races every month on either NHRA.tv or the NHRA YouTube page. That includes three more races in February – giving viewers an early-season racing fix – as well as four events in May, and six races in both July and August, concluding with the Division 7 race at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Nov. 2-5. Complimentary coverage of major events like the JEGS SPORTSnationals and the NHRA Right Trailers Western Conference Finals at Bandimere Speedway in Denver and the NHRA Right Trailers Eastern Conference Finals at Bristol Dragway will also be shown, along with several of the popular doubleheader races.
Along with the complimentary races, fans who purchase the full NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season on NHRA.tv will have access to watch nearly 60 live events this year. The 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season opens on March 9-12 with the historic Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at legendary Gainesville Raceway.