Apr '18

DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
2,100 feet


FRIDAY - April 6, 2018


Sportsman Qualifying

8:00 AM

Midway Opens 9:30 AM
Top Alcohol Qualifying 11:30 AM
Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

12:45 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

1:00 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

1:30 PM

First Round Follow-Up After Q1

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session (TAD-TAFC)

2:20 PM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

3:35 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

4:00 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

4:30 PM

Jet Cars end the night featuring Segal Motorsports Fire Starter, American Freedom Fighter & Lucas Oil Muy Caliente Jet Cars After Q2

SATURDAY - April 7, 2018


Sportsman Eliminations

8:00 AM

Midway Opens 8:25 AM
Nitro School - Hosted by Alan Reinhart & Clay Millican 10:00 AM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session (TAFC-TAD)

10:00 AM

Mello Yello Autograph Session 10:45 AM
NHRA Today  

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

11:20 AM

K&N Pro Stock Horsepower Challenge - Round 1 12:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

12:10 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

12:30 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 1 1:20 PM 

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

2:20 PM

K&N Horsepower Challenge - Round 2

2:40 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

2:45 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF)

3:00 PM

K&N Horsepower Challenge - Finals 3:20 PM
Nitro Qualifying Session (FC) 3:25 PM
Sportsman Eliminations 4:00 PM

SUNDAY - april 8, 2018


Midway Opens 10:00 AM
SealMaster Track Walk 10:30 AM

Pre-Race Ceremonies / Race Day Review

10:45 AM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 1

12:00 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 1

12:35 PM

Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Round 1

12:45 PM

Sportsman Eliminations  12:55 PM
Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 2 1:15 PM
Sportsman Eliminations - Semi-Finals 1:45 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:00 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:20 PM

Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Semi-Finals 2:30 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:40 PM

Sportsman Eliminations - Finals

2:50 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Finals

3:50 PM

Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Finals 3:55 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Finals

4:00 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Finals

4:05 PM

Winner's Circle After the Finals
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

First Responders

Throughout the 2017 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 DENSO Auto Parts NHRA Four-Wide Nationals through GovX. Click here to purchase.


Entry List

Event Info

As if Las Vegas weren’t loud and ostentatious enough in its own right, the city hosts the fire and fury of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series twice each year, including the first-ever four-wide event on the West Coast this spring. Contested at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the event has become a pivotal stop on the tour. This event is the home of the eight-car Pro Stock bonus event, the K&N Horsepower Challenge, the winner of which receives $50,000.

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 800-644-4444. Purchase early and save! 

2017 Event Winners

Top Fuel: Antron Brown

Funny Car: Tommy Johnson Jr.

Pro Stock: Tanner Gray

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How to Get There: From the Las Vegas Strip and downtown, follow Interstate 15 north to Speedway Boulevard (Exit 54). Follow signs to the main parking area.

Visitor Information: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, 702-892-0711,; Las Vegas Reservation Systems, 800-397-3342;

TV Schedule


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


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