May 15th 2019
NHRA Announces 2020 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Schedule
NHRA officials have released the 24-race 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. Competition schedules for individual categories will be released this summer.
Throughout the season, NHRA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Pro Stock class. Fans will experience special treats and features along the tour to commemorate this important category and honor its history.
A special highlight of the 2020 tour will be the 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, which will kick off the 2020 season at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, CA, February 6--9. One of the most iconic events in the series, the Winternationals draws fans from all around the world to experience the power of NHRA Championship Drag Racing at its best during the season opener.
The 40th annual NHRA Southern Nationals in Atlanta will take place May 15--17. Other milestone events include the 20th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, June 19--21 in Bristol, TN; the 35th annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex, October 15--18; and the 20th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals, October 29 to November 1 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
All locations on the series schedule are confirmed for the 2020 season and several stops are changing dates. The Virginia NHRA Nationals in Richmond, VA, moves to the end of the month, taking place May 29--31. The Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Chicago will commence July 9--12 to lead into the iconic Western Swing. Fans of the NHRA New England Nationals will get a chance to see the series as competition heats up at the end of summer, August 21--23. Two events in the Mello Yello Countdown To The Championship are changing places, with the NHRA Carolina Nationals in Charlotte, NC, is being held September 25--27, followed by the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, October 2--4.
As always, the 2020 season will conclude with the Auto Club NHRA Finals, November 12--15 at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona.
All 24 events in the series will be aired exclusively on FOX Sports, with select events on FOX broadcast network.