Fans of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will be treated to five live elimination shows during the 2015 season as part of more than 100 hours of programming for the series on ESPN and ESPN2.
Finals from the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte on March 29, the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals in Houston on April 26, the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol on June 21, the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals from Norwalk, Ohio, on July 5, and the NHRA Route 66 Nationals in Chicago on July 12, will air live.
Charlotte, Bristol, and Norwalk will air on ESPN with Houston and Chicago airing on ESPN2. In addition to the three live shows, ESPN will also air delayed coverage from the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis over Labor Day weekend. The remaining broadcasts will be on ESPN2.
Dave Reiff and Mike Dunn are both set to return to the broadcast booth as well for 2015, with pit reporting duties being handled by Gary Gerould and John Kernan.
This will be the 15th season for the partnership between NHRA and ESPN.
2015 NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING SERIES TELEVISION SCHEDULE
All times Eastern. All shows to air on ESPN2 unless otherwise noted. Schedule is subject to change. Please check local listings.
|Feb. 5-8||NHRA Winternationals||Pomona, CA||Qualifying, Sat., Feb. 7, 10-11:30 p.m.
Eliminations, Sun., Feb. 8, 7:30-10:30 p.m.
|Feb. 20-22||CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals||Phoenix, AZ||Qualifying, Sun., Feb. 22, 1-3 a.m.
Qualifying re-air, Feb. 22, 6-8 p.m.
Eliminations, Sun., Feb. 22, 8-11 p.m.
|March 12-15||Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals||Gainesville, FL||Qualifying, Sun., March 15, 1:30-3:30 a.m.
Qualifying re-air, March 15, 7-9 a.m.
Eliminations, Sun., March 15, 7-9 p.m.
|March 27-29||NHRA Four-Wide Nationals||Charlotte, NC||Qualifying, Sat., March 28, 8-10 p.m.
Eliminations, Sun., March 29, 2-5 p.m. (LIVE on ESPN)
|April 10-12||SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals||Las Vegas, NV||Qualifying, Sat., April 11, 6-8 p.m.
Eliminations, Sun., April 12, 8-11 p.m.
|April 24-26||OReilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals||Houston, TX||Qualifying, Sat., April 25, 6-8 p.m.
Eliminations, Sun., April 26, 2-5 p.m. (LIVE)
|May 15-17||Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals||Atlanta, GA||Qualifying, Sat., May 16, 9-11 p.m.
Eliminations, Sun., May 17, 9 p.m.-Midnight
|May 22-24||NHRA Kansas Nationals||Topeka, KS||Qualifying, Sat., May 23, 6-8 p.m.
Eliminations, Sun., May 24, 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
|June 4-7||Toyota NHRA Summernationals||Englishtown, NJ||Qualifying, Sat., June 6, 11 p.m.-1 a.m.
Eliminations, Sun., June 7, 9 p.m.-Midnight
|June 12-14||Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals||Epping, NH||Qualifying, Sat., June 13, 8-10 p.m.
Eliminations, Sun., June 14, 5-8 p.m.
|June 19-21||NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals||Bristol, TN||Qualifying, Sat., June 20, 7-9 p.m.
Eliminations, Sun., June 21, 3-6 p.m. (LIVE on ESPN)
|July 2-5||Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals||Norwalk, OH||Qualifying, Sat., July 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Eliminations, Sun., July 5, 1-4 p.m. (LIVE on ESPN)
|July 9-12||O'Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals||Chicago, IL||Qualifying, Sat., July 11, 10 p.m.-Midnight
Eliminations, Sun., July 12, 2-5 p.m. (LIVE)
|July 24-26||Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals||Denver, CO||Qualifying, Sat., July 25, 11 p.m.-1 a.m.
Eliminations, Sun., July 26, 9 p.m.-Midnight
|July 31-Aug. 2||NHRA Sonoma Nationals||Sonoma, CA||Qualifying, Sat., Aug. 1, 7-9 p.m.
Eliminations, Sun., Aug. 2, 8-11 p.m.
|Aug. 7-9||OReilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals||Seattle, WA||Qualifying, Sat., Aug. 8, 11 p.m.-1 a.m.
Eliminations, Sun., Aug. 9, 8-11 p.m.
|Aug. 20-23||Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals||Brainerd, MN||Qualifying, Sat., Aug. 22, 11 p.m.-1 a.m.
Eliminations, Sun., Aug. 23, 9 p.m.-Midnight
|Sept. 2-7||Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals||Indianapolis, IN||Qualifying, Sun., Sept. 6, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Qualifying, Sun., Sept. 6, 11 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Eliminations, Mon., Sept. 7, 4-7 p.m. (ESPN)
|Sept. 18-20||NHRA Carolina Nationals||Charlotte, NC||Qualifying, Sat., Sept. 19, TBD
Eliminations, Sun., Sept. 20, 8:30-11:30 p.m.
|Sept. 25-27||AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals||St. Louis, MO||Qualifying, Sat., Sept. 26, TBD
Eliminations, Sun., Sept. 27, 8:30-11:30 p.m.
|Oct. 1-4||NHRA Nationals||Reading, PA||Qualifying, Sat., Oct. 3, TBD
Eliminations, Sun., Oct. 4, 8-11 p.m.
|Oct. 15-18||AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals||Dallas, TX||Qualifying, Sat., Oct. 17, TBD
Eliminations, Sun., Oct. 18, 8-11 p.m.
|Oct. 29-Nov. 1||NHRA Toyota Nationals||Las Vegas, NV||Qualifying, Sat., Oct. 31, TBD
Eliminations, Sun., Nov. 1, 8-11 p.m.
|Nov. 12-15||Auto Club NHRA Finals||Pomona, CA||Qualifying, Sat., Nov. 14, TBD
Eliminations, Sun., Nov. 15, 7:30-10:30 p.m.