Series announces national broadcast schedule

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES TO CALL ESPN2 AND ESPN2HD HOME IN 2010 GLENDORA, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2010) -- The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series will once again be televised in 16 one-hour shows on ESPN2 and ESPN2HD, with coverage...

NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES TO CALL ESPN2 AND ESPN2HD HOME IN 2010

GLENDORA, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2010) -- The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series will once again be televised in 16 one-hour shows on ESPN2 and ESPN2HD, with coverage from select NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series national events. In addition, the popular NHRA Sportsman Spotlights, focusing on NHRA's member track network, will air on ESPN2 and ESPN2HD as part of the race coverage.

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series will air on ESPN2 and ESPN2HD on a tape-delay basis as part of NHRA's relationship with ESPN, which enters its 10th year as the exclusive home of NHRA Drag Racing. All 16 telecasts will air on Saturday or Sunday. The NHRA Lucas Oil Series has a long-standing tradition of serving as a highly-competitive developmental arena for the future stars of the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.

Returning as anchor of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series telecasts will be long-time NHRA announcer David Rieff, who will be joined in the booth by popular NHRA announcer Bob Frey. Rieff has been involved for many years with NHRA coverage on ESPN2 and ESPN2HD. ESPN2 is now available in 98.7 million households.

In addition to his race coverage duties in the booth, Frey also will host the popular NHRA Sportsman Spotlight segments, which will be featured within the race broadcasts on ESPN2 and ESPN2HD. The segments will showcase unique and interesting stories from NHRA Member Tracks in each of the sanctioning body's seven divisions. Frey's schedule of appearances include: Atco Dragway in Atco, N.J. (Aug. 4: Division 1); Orlando Speed World Dragway in Orlando, Fla. (March 6: Division 2); The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional event at O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis (April 24: Division 3): The JEGS Sportsnationals at No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, La. (March 20: Division 4); Cedar Falls Raceway, Cedar Falls, Iowa (July 31: Division 5); Portland International Raceway, Portland, Ore. (Aug. 28: Division 6); and Kauai Raceway in Kapaa, Hawaii (July 4: Division 7).

-source: nhra

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