Phoenix: Pre-race notes, schedule

CHECKER SCHUCK'S KRAGEN NHRA NATIONALS FACT SHEET WHAT: 24th annual Checker Schuck's Kragen NHRA Nationals presented by Castrol, the second of 24 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship. Professional ...

CHECKER SCHUCK'S KRAGEN NHRA NATIONALS FACT SHEET

WHAT: 24th annual Checker Schuck's Kragen NHRA Nationals presented by Castrol, the second of 24 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship. Professional competitors in three categories earn points leading to 2008 NHRA POWERade 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: Friday through Sunday, Feb. 22-24

SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, Feb. 22 (Qualifying Sessions 1-2)
Pro Stock: 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m.; Top Fuel & Funny Car: 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, Feb. 23 (Qualifying Sessions 3-4)
Pro Stock: Noon, 2:30 p.m.; Top Fuel & Funny Car: 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m.

SUNDAY, Feb. 24
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.

Final eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:

Sunday, Feb. 24, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise 90 minutes of qualifying highlights at 2 a.m. (ET).

Sunday, Feb. 24, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise NHRA Race Day, a 30-minute pre-race show, at 12:30 p.m. (ET)

Sunday, Feb. 24, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of final eliminations coverage at 7 p.m. (ET).

2007 WINNERS: Rod Fuller, Top Fuel; Tony Pedregon, Funny Car; and Kurt Johnson, 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.

-credit: nhra

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Drivers Kurt Johnson , Tony Pedregon , Rod Fuller