NHRA reveals 24-race schedule for 2018

The NHRA has announced its 24-race 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, with all events aired on FOX Sports and for selected events on the FOX broadcast network, with live and near-live coverage of most events.  

NHRA reveals 24-race schedule for 2018
Ron Capps
Funny Car winner Ron Capps, Funny Car winner Ron Capps, Pro Stock winner Tanner Gray
Pro Stock winner Tanner Gray
Robert Hight
Matt Hagan
Bo Butner
Courtney Force
Pro Stock winner Tanner Gray
Tony Schumacher
Eddie Krawiec

The 2018 season, as usual, will begin and end at the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California with the Winternationals on Feb. 8-11, and the Auto Club NHRA Finals, Nov. 8-11.

The lineup for the four-race back-to-back stretch that starts the slate of busy racing action in the summer months will change in 2018. The Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway moves earlier to May 31- June 3. The NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway outside of Boston moves later to July 6-8. 

Final positions for the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship will again be secured at the most prestigious drag race, the 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis on Labor Day weekend. 

The six-race Countdown to the Championship that follows begins with three consecutive weeks of racing at Charlotte, N.C., Reading, Pa. and Gateway, Ill. Dallas, Las Vegas and Pomona round out the season.

2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Schedule

Regular Season

Feb. 8-11, NHRA Winternationals, Pomona, Calif.
Feb. 23-25, NHRA Arizona Nationals, Phoenix, Ariz.
March 15-18, Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Gainesville, Fla.
April 6-8, DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, Las Vegas, NV,
April 20-22, NHRA SpringNationals, Houston, Tx
April 27-29, NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, Charlotte, N.C.
May 4-6, NHRA Southern Nationals, Atlanta, Ga.
May 18-20, Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals, Topeka, Kan.
May 31-June 3, Route 66 NHRA Nationals, Chicago, Ill.
June 7-10,
NHRA Summernationals, Englishtown, N.J.
June 15-17,
NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, Bristol, Tenn.
June 21-24, Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, Norwalk, Ohio
July 6-8, NHRA New England Nationals, Epping, N.H.
July 20-22,
Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals, Denver, Co.
July 27-29, Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals, Sonoma, Calif.
Aug. 3-5, NHRA Northwest Nationals, Seattle, WA
Aug. 16-19, Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, Brainerd, Minn.
Aug. 29-Sept. 3,
Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, Indianapolis, IN

Countdown to the Championship

Sept. 14-16, NHRA Carolina Nationals, Charlotte, N.C.
Sept. 20-23, Dodge NHRA Nationals, Reading, Pa.
Sept. 21-23,
AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, Madison, Ill.
Oct. 11-14,
AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals, Dallas, Tx
Oct. 25-28, NHRA Toyota Nationals, Las Vegas, NV
Nov. 8-11, Auto Club NHRA Finals, Pomona, Calif.

 

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