NHRA's U.S. Nationals at IRP air dates

CLERMONT, Ind. - Drag racing's most prestigious event, the 49th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway Park, Aug. 27-Sept. 1, will be showcased by ESPN's family of networks this Labor Day weekend with 13 hours of...

CLERMONT, Ind. - Drag racing's most prestigious event, the 49th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway Park, Aug. 27-Sept. 1, will be showcased by ESPN's family of networks this Labor Day weekend with 13 hours of programming.

The network's coverage will begin on Aug. 30 with a one hour qualifying show on ESPN2 starting at 7:30 p.m. (ET). There will be two shows on Aug. 31: a two hour qualifying show on ESPN at 1 p.m. (ET), followed by a three hour qualifying show on ESPN2 that will include coverage of the Budweiser Shootout, starting at 9:30 p.m. (ET). Final eliminations will feature two shows on ESPN2 on Sept. 1, including two hours of early eliminations coverage at 11 a.m. (ET) and a three-hour final eliminations show, starting at 8 p.m. (ET).

ESPN's NHRA magazine show, NHRA 2Day, will provide two half-hour shows previewing (Sept. 1, 10:30 a.m. ET) and reviewing (Sept. 7, 11 a.m. ET) the event.

ESPN2 will provide a one hour show featuring a highlight summary of racing completed in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series on Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. (ET). <pre> MAC TOOLS U.S. NATIONALS TELEVISION SCHEDULE Saturday, Aug. 30 Qualifying ESPN2, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31 Qualifying ESPN, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31 Budweiser Shootout/Final Qualifying ESPN2, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1 NHRA 2Day ESPN2, 10:30-11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1 Early Eliminations ESPN2, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1 Final Eliminations ESPN2, 8-11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 NHRA 2Day ESPN2, 11-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 Sportsman Eliminations ESPN2, 1-2 p.m.

*All times Eastern, check local listings

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