Indianapolis: Preview and schedule

48th annual Mac tools U.S. Nationals, the 17th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2002 NHRA POWERade championships. Sportsman competitors in seven...

48th annual Mac tools U.S. Nationals, the 17th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2002 NHRA POWERade championships.

Sportsman competitors in seven categories earn points leading to 2002 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series championships.

Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont, Ind. From I-465, exit Crawfordsville Road (Hwy. 136). Head west for approximately four miles through the town of Clermont. The main entrance to the facility is on the left-hand side, one-half mile past Raceway Road.

MAC TOOLS U.S. NATIONALS GENERAL INFORMATION:

SCHEDULE: Pro qualifying is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. on Aug. 30, 12:45 and 6:45 p.m. on Aug. 31 followed by the final sessions at 11:15 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. on Sept. 1. The K&N Filters Pro Bike Klash eliminations will be held at 12:30, 2:15 and 4:45 p.m. on Aug. 31 and the Budweiser Shootout eliminations for the Funny Car category will be held at 12:30, 2:15 and 4 p.m. on Sept. 1. Final eliminations begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 2.

TICKETS: Tickets are available for the 48th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals. Call the NHRA at (800) 884-NHRA for ticket information. Tickets are also available at ticketmaster.com, nhra.com and irponline.com.

TELEVISION: ESPN2 will televise one hour of early qualifying highlights at noon (ET) on Aug. 31. ESPN2 will televise three hours of qualifying highlights at 1 p.m. (ET) and 150 minutes of qualifying highlights and the Budweiser Shootout coverage at 9:30 p.m. (ET) on Sept. 1. On Sept. 2, ESPN2 will air two hours of early round eliminations coverage at 11 a.m. (ET) and three hours of final eliminations at 4:30 p.m. (ET).

ON THE WEB: NHRA news, photos and driver information available at nhra.com.

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