Phoenix: Pre-event notes, schedule

NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS FACT SHEET WHAT: 26th annual Arizona Nationals, the second of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three categories - Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock - earn points leading to 2010 NHRA ...

NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS FACT SHEET

WHAT: 26th annual Arizona Nationals, the second of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three categories - Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock - earn points leading to 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: Firebird International Raceway, Chandler, Ariz. Track is located off Interstate 10 from the north at exit 162A (Maricopa). From the south, take exit 162 (Maricopa). Follow the signs.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Feb 19-21

SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, Feb. 19
Lucas Oil Series qualifying begins at 8 a.m.

FULL THROTTLE SERIES QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

SATURDAY, Feb. 20
Lucas Oil Series eliminations begin at 8 a.m.

FULL THROTTLE SERIES QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

SUNDAY, Feb. 21
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.

FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION: Sunday, Feb. 21, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 2 a.m. (ET).

Sunday, Feb. 21, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise NHRA Race Day, a 30-minute news magazine show, at 11a.m. (ET)

Sunday, Feb. 21, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of coverage starting at 7 p.m. (ET).

2009 EVENT

WINNERS: Antron Brown, Top Fuel; Ron Capps, Funny Car; Jeg Coughlin, Pro Stock.

TICKETS: For tickets call Firebird International Raceway, (602) 268-0200. Tickets also are available at ticketforce.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $33; Junior (6-12 years), $15. Saturday: Adult, $46, Junior (6-12 years), $15. Sunday: Adult, $48, Junior (6-12 years), $15.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $43-55; Junior (6-12 years), $25; Child (5 years-under), $20. Saturday: Adult, $56-80; Junior (6-12 years), $25; Child (5 years and under), $20. Sunday: Adult, $58-85; Junior (6-12 years), $27; Child (5 years and under), $22.

-source: nhra

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Drivers Antron Brown , Jeg Coughlin , Ron Capps