Charlotte: Pre-event notes, schedule

NHRA FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS FACT SHEET WHAT: Inaugural NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, the fourth of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in four categories - Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle...

NHRA FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS FACT SHEET

WHAT: Inaugural NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, the fourth of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in four categories - Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle - earn points leading to 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: zMAX Dragway- Track is located on Hwy 29 off I-85 at exit 49 (Speedway Blvd.) in the Concord, N.C. area.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, March 25-28

SCHEDULE: THURSDAY, March 25 - Lucas Oil Series qualifying begins at 9 a.m.

FRIDAY, March 26
Lucas Oil Series qualifying begins at 8:30 a.m.

FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 1:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

SATURDAY, March 27
Lucas Oil Series eliminations begin at 8:30 a.m.

FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 11:45 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.

SUNDAY, March 28
Pre-race ceremonies, 11 a.m.

FULL THROTTLE SERIES eliminations begin at noon

TELEVISION: Saturday, March 27, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 7 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, March 28, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise NHRA Race Day, a 30-minute news magazine show, at 10 a.m. (ET)

Sunday, March 28, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two and a half hours of coverage starting at 5 p.m. (ET).

TICKETS: For tickets call (800) 455-3267. Tickets also are available at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Thursday: Adult, $10; Junior (12 & under), free.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $25-35; Junior (12 & under), $5-10. Saturday: Adult, $45-55; Junior (12 & under), $10-15. Sunday: Adult, $45-55; Junior (12 & under), $10-15.

-source: nhra

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