NHRA - National Hot Rod Association

Apr 06 - 08

DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals


Thursday - April 5, 2018

Fan Fest and Autograph Session at New York New York Hotel and Casino - On the Brooklyn Bridge6:00 - 8:00 PM

FRIDAY - April 6, 2018


Sportsman Qualifying

8:00 AM

Midway Opens9:00 AM
Top Alcohol Qualifying11:15 AM
NHRA Guided Walking Tour - Starts at the Mello Yello Display11:30 AM
Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

12:15 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

12:30 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

1:00 PM

First Round Follow-UpAfter Q1
NHRA Member Q & A with Richie Crampton - at the NHRA Midway Display 
*Not a Member? Learn how to become a member at the NHRA Midway Display!
Between Pro Rounds

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session (TAD-TAFC)

1:45 PM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

3:10 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

3:30 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

4:00 PM

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

SATURDAY - April 7, 2018


Sportsman Eliminations

8:00 AM

Midway Opens8:00 AM
Nitro School - Hosted by Alan Reinhart & Clay Millican10:00 AM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session (TAFC-TAD)

10:00 AM

K&N Horsepower Challenge Autograph Session - At the K&N Display10:15 AM
Autograph Session at the Mello Yello Display
*Featuring Jack Beckman, Richie Crampton, Erica Enders, Alex Laughlin, Don Prudhomme, & Tom McEwen
10:45 AM
NHRA Guided Walking Tour - Starts at Mello Yello Display11:10 AM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

11:20 AM

K&N Pro Stock Horsepower Challenge - Round 112:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

12:10 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

12:30 PM

NHRA Member Q & A with Tom McEwen and Don Prudhomme - at the NHRA Midway Display
*Not a Member? Learn how to become a member at the NHRA Midway Display!
Between Pro Rounds
Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 11:20 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 - Finals3:20 PM
Nitro Qualifying Session (FC)3:25 PM
Sportsman Eliminations4:00 PM

SUNDAY - april 8, 2018


Midway Opens9:00 AM
NHRA Guided Walking Tour - Starts at the Mello Yello Display9:45 AM
SealMaster Track Walk10:30 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 21:15 PM
Sportsman Eliminations - Semi-Finals1:45 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:00 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:20 PM

Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Semi-Finals2:30 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 - Finals3:55 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Finals

4:00 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Finals

4:05 PM

Winner's CircleOn the Starting Line
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

TV Schedule


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


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Event Info
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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



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, www.lvcva.com; Las Vegas Reservation Systems, 800-397-3342; www.lvms.com