Aug '18

Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

700 feet


Full Racing Schedule

WEDNESDAY - August 30, 2018


Sportsman Qualifying (SS, Stock, SG & SC only)

8:30 AM



THURSDAY - August 30, 2018


Sportsman Qualifying

8:00 AM



FRIDAY - AUGUST 31, 2018


Midway Opens

1:00 PM

Sportsman Eliminations

8:00 AM

Hemi Challenge - Round 1

12:30 PM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Sessions (2)

2:00 PM  &  5:00 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

6:30 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

7:15 PM

Hemi Challenge - Final

7:55 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

8:00 PM



SATURDAY - September 1, 2018


Midway Opens

1:00 PM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Sessions (2)

10:00 AM  &  1:30 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

3:30 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

4:15 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

5:00 PM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

6:00 PM

Pro mod Qualifying Session

6:30 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

7:15 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

8:00 PM



SUNDAY - September 2, 2018


Midway Opens

9:30 AM

Factory Stock Showdown Qualifying Session

9:45 AM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 1

10:00 AM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

10:45 AM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

11:30 AM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

12:00 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

12:45 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

2:00 PM

Factory Stock Showdown

2:45 PM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

3:15 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

3:45 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session

4:30 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 1

5:30 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 2

6:15 PM



MONDAY - September 3, 2018


Midway Opens

9:00 AM

SealMaster Trackwalk 9:30 AM
Race Day Review 10:00 AM

Pre-Race Ceremony

10:10 AM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 1

11:00 AM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 1

12:00 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 2

12:15 PM

Factory Stock Showdown - Round 2 12:30 PM
Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Round 1 12:45 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 2

1:00 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 2

1:30 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Semi-Finals

1:45 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Semi-Finals

1:55 PM

Factory Stock Showdown Eliminations  Semi-Finals

2:00 PM

Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:10 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:15 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:30 PM

Sportsman Eliminations - Finals

2:40 PM

Factory Stock Showdown Eliminations - Finals

2:50 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Finals

2:55 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Finals

3:20 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Finals

3:30 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Finals

3:37 PM

Winner's Circle

3:45 PM

Legends Tour


NHRA Legends Tour - New for 2018!

          At each of the 2018 NHRA national events, the NHRA  has been providing fans with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to meet the biggest names in drag racing through meet-and-greets, autograph sessions and more with the NHRA Legends Tour. The tour wraps up at the 50th Gatornationals, as Ed “Ace” McCulloch, Shirley Muldowney, Darrell Gwynn, Don Garlits, Kenny Bernstein, Joe Amato and many more come together for one colossal blowout to celebrate the 50th annual Gatornationals. Never before will so many NHRA legends be gathered in one place! Renew now to guarantee your seat in history! 

          Get tickets for your chance to meet NHRA Legends Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney, Ed "Ace" McCulloch and other iconic NHRA Legends at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals ! 


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Youth and Education

The NHRA Youth and Education Services (YES) Program presented by the U.S. Army was founded in 1989. It is the only full-time education program in motorsports that provides quality programs and activities for schools and youth organizations nationwide. Not only is the YES Program FREE, it focuses on the importance of goals and continued education, while allowing students to learn about and explore various career opportunities. The program will show students how S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is applied to both, real world situations and NHRA Drag Racing, which they will have the opportunity to see live at the track. For more information, check the Y.E.S Program below. 

YES Program

Entry List

Event Info

World's Biggest Drag Race™ 

Labor Day weekend,  Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis

 The stakes will be high with an increased amount of points in play via a return to the point-and-a-half system as teams battle for the final top-10 spots in the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs. Special events are taking place throughout the weekend and the drama on Championship Monday is expected to be more amplified than ever! 

As always, fans will have the opportunity to interact with their favorite drivers, as Every Ticket's a Pit Pass® at the most powerful and sensory-filled motorsports attraction on the planet! Get direct access to the teams, see firsthand as the highly-skilled mechanics service their hot rods between rounds, and get autographs from your favorite NHRA drivers.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the TICKETS button above or by calling 800-884-NHRA (6472). Purchase early and save!


Experience the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

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Top Eliminator Club

Climate controlled Hospitality Center, NHRA All Access feed of the track, Reserved starting-line seating, Full cash bar, Special NHRA driver appearances, an Exclusive merchandise store and MORE!

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Full-Event Pass

Get six (6) full days of racing! Reserved or General Admission seating available.

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Trackside Camping

On site camping located near main entrance, Pump services available. RVs, campers, 5th wheels and tents welcome!


How to Get There: The track is one mile west of Clermont on Highway 136. From Indianapolis, take Interstate 465 to Highway 136 (Crawfordsville Road). Go west toward and through Clermont. The main entrance is on the south side of the road, one mile past Clermont. From west on Interstate 74, Exit 68 (Ronald Reagan Parkway), then head south. At the light, turn left and travel east, and the track will be on the right.

Visitor Information: Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, 317-969-8600; ­Hendricks County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 317-718-8750 or 800-321-9666

TV Schedule


All Qualifying Shows are 1-hour and Finals are 3-hours in duration unless otherwise noted


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First Responders

Throughout the 2018 season, the NHRA will pay tribute to the legion of first responders, the heroes who are among the first people to arrive and assist at the scene of an emergency.


NHRA Salutes First Responders will honor medical professionals, law-enforcement officers, firefighters, members of the armed forces, and a number of other professions charged with the safety and well-being of the public, much like the Safety Safari is charged with the safety and well-being of the racing community.


As part of the tribute, first responders will be eligible for discounted tickets to the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals through GovX. Click here to purchase.