NHRA 2006 television package

NHRA POWERADE DRAG RACING ENTERS FIFTH YEAR ON TSN GLENDORA, Calif. (Feb. 11, 2006) - Marking its fifth consecutive year on the network, NHRA announced today that The Sports Network (TSN) in Canada will televise the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing ...

NHRA POWERADE DRAG RACING ENTERS FIFTH YEAR ON TSN

GLENDORA, Calif. (Feb. 11, 2006) - Marking its fifth consecutive year on the network, NHRA announced today that The Sports Network (TSN) in Canada will televise the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series' entire 23-event schedule in 2005, dedicating 60 hours of programming to NHRA, the fastest and most exciting motorsport in the world.

Highlighting TSN's 23-event, 2006 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series broadcast schedule will be coverage of the final round of eliminations.

The season begins with the 46th annual CARQUEST Auto Parts Winternationals from the fabled Auto Club Raceway at Pomona and stretches the entire season, concluding with the 42nd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals, also at Pomona. The coverage also includes nine hours of programming from the world's largest and most prestigious drag racing event, the 52nd annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals from Indianapolis Raceway Park.

NHRA sanctions eight member tracks in Canada, offering many of its popular grassroots sportsman racing programs. NHRA's Canadian member tracks include: Luskville, Quebec (Luskville Dragway); Napierville, Quebec (Napierville Raceway); Gimli, Manitoba (Viking International Raceway); Medicine Hat, Alberta (M.H.D.R.A. Dragstrip); Mission, British Columbia (Mission Raceway); Ashcroft, British Columbia (Nl'Akapxm Eagle Motorplex); Prince George, British Columbia (North Central Motorsports Park); Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Saskatchewan International Raceway).

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., the NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. It presents 23 national events through its NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. The NHRA has 80,000 members and 140 member tracks. The NHRA-sanctioned sportsman and bracket racing series' provide competition opportunities for drivers of all levels. The NHRA develops the stars of tomorrow by offering the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, NHRA XPlod Sport Compact Racing Series, NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Street Legal Program presented by AAA. The NHRA also offers the NHRA O'Reilly Auto Parts Jr. Drag Racing League for youths ages 8 to 17.

<pre> 2006 NHRA POWERADE DRAG RACING SERIES ON TSN

Air Date        Event                                                   Time*
Feb. 20         CARQUEST Auto Parts Winternationals, Pomona, Calif.     3-6 a.m.
March 10        Checker Schuck's Kragen NHRA Nationals, Phoenix         12:30-3:30 p.m.
March 22        ACDelco NHRA Gatornationals, Gainesville, Fla.          3:30-5:30 p.m.
April 6         O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals, Houston                 12:30-3 p.m.
April 13        NHRA Summitracing.com Nationals, Las Vegas              12:30-3 p.m.
May 4           O'Reilly NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, Bristol, Tenn.  12:30-3 p.m.
May 11          Summit Racing NHRA Southern Nationals, Atlanta          3:30-6 p.m.
May 24          Pontiac Performance NHRA Nationals, Columbus, Ohio      12:30-3 p.m.
May 31          O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals, Topeka, Kan.            3:30-6 p.m.
June 15         CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals, Chicago             3:30-5:30 p.m.
June 22         K&N Filters SuperNationals, Englishtown, N.J.           3-5:30 p.m.
June 28         Sears Craftsman NHRA Nationals, St. Louis               3:30-6 p.m.
July 19         Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals, Denver                  12:30-3 p.m.
July 26         CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals, Seattle             12:30-3 p.m.
Aug. 2          FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals, Sonoma, Calif.            12:30-3 p.m.
Aug. 14         Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, Brainerd, Minn.               3:30-6 p.m.
Aug. 23         O'Reilly NHRA Mid-South Nationals, Memphis, Tenn.       12:30-3 p.m.
Sept. 6         Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, Indianapolis                  3:30-5:30 p.m.
Sept. 7         Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, Indianapolis                  3:30-5:30 p.m.
Sept. 12        Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, Indianapolis                  12:30-2:30 p.m.
Sept. 13        Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, Indianapolis                  12:30-3 p.m.
Sept. 20        Toyo Tires Nationals, Reading, Pa.                      12:30-3 p.m.
Sept. 27        O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals, Dallas                    12:30-3 p.m.
Oct. 11         Virginia NHRA Nationals, Richmond, Va.                  12:30-3 p.m.
Nov. 8          ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals, Las Vegas             12:30-3 p.m.
Nov. 15         Auto Club NHRA Finals, Pomona, Calif.                   12:30-3 p.m.

* All times Eastern. Check local listings, times subject to change. NHRA schedule available at tsn.ca.

-nhra

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