NHRA confirms 2019 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series calendar

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NHRA confirms 2019 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series calendar


NHRA confirms 2019 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series calendar


NHRA today announced its 24-race 2019 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, essentially unchanged from this year’s save for a few date changes.

A special highlight on the 2019 tour will be the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Florida’s Gainesville Raceway March 14-17. To commemorate this occasion, some of NHRA’s most beloved figures will come together to celebrate, marking the culmination of the yearlong NHRA Legends Tour.

Among the minor tweaks to the calendar, the NHRA SpringNationals in Houston move up one weekend to take place April 12-14. Also moving up on the schedule, the Virginia NHRA Nationals will commence May 17-19 in Richmond, Va. Conversely, the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka, Kan. moved to June 7-9. The AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals in St. Louis are shifting down the calendar and will take place Sept. 27-29.

All 24 events will continue to be aired exclusively on FOX Sports with select events on FOX broadcast network. With over 575 hours of programming, fans can tune into action from Friday and Saturday qualifying rounds as well as Sunday finals.


Feb. 7-10–Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, Pomona, Calif.
Feb. 22-24–NHRA Arizona Nationals, Phoenix
March 14-17–Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Gainesville, Fla.
April 5-7–DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, Las Vegas
April 12-14–NHRA SpringNationals, Houston
April 26-28–NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, Charlotte, N.C.
May 3-5–NHRA Southern Nationals, Atlanta
May 17-19–Virginia NHRA Nationals, Richmond, Va.
May 30-June 2–Route 66 NHRA Nationals, Chicago
June 7-9–Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals, Topeka, Kan.
June 14-16–Fitzgerald NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, Bristol, Tenn.
June 20-23–Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, Norwalk, Ohio
July 5-7–NHRA New England Nationals, Epping, N.H.
July 19-21–Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals, Denver
July 26-28–NHRA Sonoma Nationals, Sonoma, Calif.
Aug. 2-4–NHRA Northwest Nationals, Seattle
Aug. 15-18–Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, Brainerd, Minn.
Aug. 28-Sept. 2–Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, Indianapolis

NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship:
Sept. 12-15–Dodge NHRA Nationals, Reading, Pa.
Sept. 27-29–AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, St. Louis
Oct. 3-6–AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals, Dallas
Oct. 11-13–NHRA Carolina Nationals, Charlotte
Oct. 24-27–NHRA Nevada Nationals, Las Vegas
Nov. 7-10–Auto Club NHRA Finals, Pomona, Calif.