NHRA Confirms 24-Race 2020 Schedule

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Four-wide racing will again be part of the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series calendar. (HHP/Jim Fluharty Photo)

GLENDORA, Calif. — NHRA officials announced the 24-race 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule on Tuesday afternoon.

However, competition schedules for individual categories will be released this summer.

Throughout the season, NHRA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Pro Stock car. Fans will experience special treats and features along the tour to commemorate this important category and honor its history.

A special highlight on 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, Calif., Feb. 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, Tenn., the 35th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at fan-favorite Texas Motorplex Oct. 15-18 and the 20th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals Oct. 29-Nov. 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 Dinwiddie, Va., move 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 in to 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, Aug. 21-23.

Two events in the Mello Yello Countdown To The Championship are changing places with the NHRA Carolina Nationals in Concord, N.C. Sept. 25-27, followed by the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals Oct. 2-4.

As always, the season will conclude with the Auto Club NHRA Finals, Nov. 12-15 at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona.

2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Schedule

Feb. 6-9 – Auto Club Raceway at Pomona – Pomona, Calif.

Feb. 21-23 – Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park – Chandler, Ariz.

March 12-15 – Gainesville Raceway – Gainesville, Fla.

April 3-5 – The Strip at Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nev.

April 17-19 – Houston Raceway Park – Baytown, Texas

April 24-26 – zMAX Dragway – Concord, N.C.

May 15-17 – Atlanta Dragway – Commerce, Ga.

May 29-31 – Virginia Motorsports Park – Dinwiddie, Va.

June 12-14 – Heartland Motorsports Park – Topeka, Kan.

June 19-21 – Bristol Dragway – Bristol, Tenn.

June 25-28 – Summit Motorsports Park – Norwalk, Ohio

July 9-12 – Route 66 Raceway – Joliet, Ill.

July 17-19 – Bandimere Speedway – Morrison, Colo.

July 24-26 – Sonoma Raceway – Sonoma, Calif.

July 31-Aug.2 – Pacific Raceways – Kent, Wash.

Aug. 13-16 – Brainerd Int’l Raceway – Brainerd, Minn.

Aug. 21-23 – New England Dragway – Epping, N.H.

Sept. 2-7 – Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis – Clermont, Ind.

Sept. 17-20 – Maple Grove Raceway – Mohning, Pa.

Sept. 25-27 – zMAX Dragway – Concord, N.C.

Oct. 2-4 – World Wide Technology Raceway – Madison, Ill.

Oct. 15-18 – Texas Motorplex – Ennis, Texas

Oct. 29-Nov. 1 – The Strip at Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nev.

Nov. 12-15 – Auto Club Raceway at Pomona – Pomona, Calif.