O'Reilly Nationals presented by Pennzoil

<pre> WHAT: 14th annual O'Reilly Nationals presented by Pennzoil, the fourth of 24 events in the $50 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in five categories earn points leading to 2000 NHRA Winston ...

<pre> WHAT: 14th annual O'Reilly Nationals presented by Pennzoil, the fourth of 24 events in the $50 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in five categories earn points leading to 2000 NHRA Winston championships. Sportsman competitors in eight categories earn points leading to 2000 NHRA Federal-Mogul Drag Racing Series championships.

WHERE: Houston Raceway Park, Baytown, Texas. From I-10, go south on Hwy. 146, or FM 3180. Then follow FM 565 to the facility. From the south, follow Hwy. 146 to Spur 55, then east to FM 1405, then north to FM 565.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, March 22-25.

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.8 million.

SCHEDULE: THURSDAY, March 22 -- Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

FRIDAY, March 23 -- Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 2 and 4:45 p.m.

SATURDAY, March 24 -- Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and sportsman eliminations, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.

SUNDAY, March 25 -- Gates open at 7 a.m. Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION: Saturday, March 24, ESPN2 will televise two hour of qualifying highlights at 8:30 p.m. (ET). Sunday, March 25, ESPN2 will televise three hours of eliminations at 6 p.m. (ET). SATELLITE: March 23, 6:30-7 p.m. (ET) - SBS 6/Transponder 5 March 24, 8:30-9 p.m. (ET) - SBS 6/Transponder 5 March 25, 9:30-10 p.m. (ET) - SBS 6/Transponder 5 Feeds include action with natural sound of Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle and Pro Stock Truck, plus interviews with qualifying leaders on Friday and Saturday and winners on Sunday. 2000 CHAMPIONS: Larry Dixon, Top Fuel; Bob Gilbertson, Funny Car; Jeg Coughlin Jr., Pro Stock, Randy Daniels, Pro Stock Truck. Pro Stock Motorcycle did not compete at this event in 2000.

TICKETS: For tickets call Houston Raceway Park, (281) 383-RACE (7223). Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster. GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Thursday: Adult, $12; Junior (6-12 years), free; Friday: Adult, $29; Junior (6-12 years), $10; Saturday: Adult, $39; Junior (6-12 years), $12. Sunday: Adult, $43; Junior (6-12 years), $12; Children 5 and under admitted free in General Admission and pit areas each day.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, 37; Junior $(6-12 years), $20; Child (5 years and under), $10. Saturday: Adult, $49; Junior (6-12 years), $22; Child (5 years and under), $12;. Sunday: Adult, $55; Junior (6-12 years), $22; Child (5 years and under), $12.

-NHRA

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Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Bob Gilbertson , Randy Daniels