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WHAT: 21st annual Advance Auto Parts NHRA Southern Nationals, the seventh of 24 events in the $50 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in five categories earn points leading to 2001 NHRA Winston ...

WHAT: 21st annual Advance Auto Parts NHRA Southern Nationals, the seventh of 24 events in the $50 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in five categories earn points leading to 2001 NHRA Winston championships.

Sportsman competitors in seven categories earn points leading to 2001 NHRA Federal-Mogul Drag Racing Series championships.

WHERE: Atlanta Dragway, Commerce, Ga. From Atlanta, take I-85 to exit 53 (Highway 441). Travel north on Highway 441 to Tanger Boulevard. Go left on Tanger Boulevard to Ridgeway Road and follow the signs to the track.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, May 3-6.

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $2 million.

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, May 3--
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Qualifying and time trials, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

FRIDAY, May 4 --
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Qualifying and time trials 8 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 2:30 and 5:45 p.m.

SATURDAY, May 5 --
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Qualifying and sportsman eliminations, 8a.m. to 7 p.m.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 10:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.

SUNDAY, May 6 --
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION: Saturday, May 5, ESPN2 will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 4:30 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, May 6, ESPN2 will televise two hours of final eliminations at 5 p.m. (ET).

SATELLITE:
May 4, 7-7:30 p.m. (ET), SBS 6, Transponder 3
May 5, 7-7:30 p.m. (ET), SBS 6, Transponder 3
May 6, 7:30-8 p.m. (ET), SBS 6, Trandponder 6
Feeds include action with natural sound of Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Truck and Pro Stock Motorcycle plus interviews with qualifying leaders on Saturday and winners on Sunday. 2000

CHAMPIONS: Gary Scelzi, Top Fuel; John Force, Funny Car; Jeg Coughlin Jr., Pro Stock; Angelle Savoie, Pro Stock Motorcycle; Randy Daniels, Pro Stock Truck.

TICKETS: For tickets call the NHRA, (800) 884-6472. Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster and nhra.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Thursday: Adult, $10; Junior (6-12 years), free; Friday: Adult, $26; Junior (6-12 years), $10; Saturday: Adult, $38; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Sunday: Adult, $42; Junior (6-12 years), $10; Children 5 and under admitted free in General Admission and pit areas each day.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $34; Junior (6-12 years), $18; Child (5 years and under), $8; Saturday: Adult, $48; Junior (6-12 years), $20; Child (5 years and under), $10; Sunday: Adult, $54; Junior (6-12 years), $22; Child (5 years and under), $12.

-NHRA

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Drivers Jeg Coughlin , John Force , Gary Scelzi , Randy Daniels