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2020 Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil

NHRA Nationals 2020 Las Vegas

The Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil is one of the last races in the NHRA's season and a must see event that could determine NHRA world championships in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle.

With the weather finally cooling off, late October is a great time to be in Las Vegas as race fans will descend on Las Vegas Tursday, Oct. 29 - Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 for the 20th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals.

Las Vegas is a great place to visit all year round, but when the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series returns to The Strip at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil, this is definitely the place you want to be.

Come see your favorite NHRA racers and the world's best drag racers live as they hit speeds in excess of 330 miles per hour at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway drag strip.

Dodge NHRA Nationals 2020 Dates:
Thursday, Oct. 29 - Sunday, Nov. 1

2020 Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil
Dodge NHRA Nationals Las Vegas

20th Annual Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Location: The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

The 2020 Dodge NHRA Nationals at Las Vegas Motorspeedway is one of the last races in the NHRA's season.
Do you know .... with a Weekend general admission ticket package, first four children 12 and under are free with adult purchase. Tickets/credentials are required for gate entry for children age 12 and under.

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2019 Dodge NHRA Nationals Schedule

Thursday, October 31 - Sunday, November 3, 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019

7:30 a.m. - Gates open
8 a.m. - Sportsman qualifying
2 p.m. - Competition qualifying session
5 p.m. - Competition qualifying session
6:15 p.m. - Secure track

Friday, November 1

7:30 a.m. – Gates open
8 a.m. – Sportsman eliminations
9 a.m. – Midway opens
10:30 a.m. – Competition qualifying session
10:45 a.m. – NHRA Guided Walking Tour (Mello Yello Display, Strip Midway)
11 a.m. – Toyota Autograph Session (Toyota Racing Experience)
11 a.m. – Top Alcohol qualifying session
11:15 a.m. – Pro Stock Motorcycle Autograph Session (NHRA Display, Strip Midway)
Noon – Pro Mod qualifying session
12:40 p.m. – Pennzoil Charity Challenge – Round 1
12:45 p.m. – Pro Stock qualifying session (PSM-PSC)
1:30 p.m. – Nitro qualifying session (FC-TF)
After Q1 – Q&As with Joe Amato and Jack Beckman, Club Nitro (Club Nitro pass required)
2:25 p.m. – Pennzoil Charity Challenge – Round 2
2:30 p.m. – Pennzoil DSR Drivers Autograph Session (Pennzoil Midway display)
2:30 p.m. – Pro Mod qualifying session
3:15 p.m. – Pro Stock qualifying session (PSM-PSC)
3:55 p.m. – Pennzoil Charity Challenge – Finals
4 p.m. – Nitro qualifying session (FC-TF)
5 p.m. – Top Alcohol qualifying session
After Top Alcohol qualifying – Jet Dragsters
6 p.m. – Sportsman eliminations
7 p.m. – Secure track

Saturday, November 2

7:30 a.m. – Gates open
8 a.m. – Sportsman eliminations
9:15 a.m. – Midway opens
10 a.m. – NHRA Guided Walking Tour (Mello Yello Display, Strip Midway)
10 a.m. – Competition eliminations – Round 1
10:30 a.m. – Mopar Autograph Session (Mopar Display, Strip Midway)
10:30 a.m. – Top Alcohol qualifying session
10:45 a.m. – Nitro School with Jack Beckman (NHRA Display, Strip Midway)
11 a.m. – Toyota Autograph Session (Toyota Racing Experience)
11:30 a.m. – Mello Yello Autograph Session (Mello Yello Display, Strip Midway)
11:30 a.m. – Sportsman eliminations
11:45 a.m. – Competition eliminations – Round 2
Noon – Pro Mod qualifying session
12:45 p.m. – Q&A with John Force and Robert Hight, Club Nitro (Club Nitro pass required)
12:45 p.m. – Pro Stock qualifying session (PSC-PSM)
1:30 p.m. – Nitro qualifying session (TF-FC)
2:45 p.m. – Pro Mod qualifying session
3:30 p.m. – Pro Stock qualifying session (PSC-PSM)
4:15 p.m. – Nitro qualifying session (TF-FC)
5:15 p.m. – Top Alcohol eliminations - Round 1
6:15 p.m. – Competition eliminations - Round 3
6:20 p.m. – Sportsman eliminations
7 p.m. – Secure track

Sunday, November 3

7:30 a.m. – Gates open
8:45 a.m. – Top Alcohol eliminations - Round 2
9 a.m. – Midway opens
9 a.m. – NHRA Guided Walking Tour (Mello Yello Display, Strip Midway)
9:30 a.m. – Pro Mod eliminations - Round 1
9:45 a.m. – Pre-race ceremonies & SealMaster Track Walk with Matt Hagan
11 a.m. – Nitro eliminations - Round 1
Noon – Pro Stock eliminations - Round 1
12:40 p.m. – Pro Mod eliminations - Round 2
1 p.m. – Nitro eliminations - Round 2
1:30 p.m. – Pro Stock eliminations - Round 2
1:50 p.m. – Pro Mod eliminations - Semifinals
2 p.m. – Top Alcohol eliminations - Semifinals
2:10 p.m. – Competition eliminations - Semifinals
2:15 p.m. – Sportsman eliminations - Semifinals
2:20 p.m. – Nitro eliminations - Semifinals
2:35 p.m. – Pro Stock eliminations - Semifinals
2:45 p.m. – Pro Mod eliminations - Finals
2:50 p.m. – Sportsman eliminations - Finals
2:55 p.m. – Competition eliminations - Finals
3 p.m. – Top Alcohol eliminations - Finals
3:10 p.m. – Parade of Champions
3:40 p.m. – Pro Stock eliminations - Finals
3:50 p.m. – Nitro eliminations - Finals
4 p.m. – Secure event

* All times are subject to change without notice.

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Dodge NHRA Nationals Las Vegas
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Drag Racing 101
Breakout: refers to a race car running quicker than the driver has predicted. The driver's prediction is called the dial-in and is posted on the race car. The driver who breaks out loses the race unless his or her opponent has committed a more serious foul, such as a red-light or crossing the centerline of the drag strip.
Burnout: The process of spinning the rear tires in water to heat and clean them before a run for better traction.
Christmas Tree: An electronic starting device between the lanes on the starting line. It displays a calibrated-light countdown for each driver.
Elapsed Time (e.t.): The time it takes a drag-race vehicle to travel from the starting line to the finish line.
Methanol: Pure methyl alcohol is the fuel used in Top Alcohol Dragsters, Top Alcohol Funny Cars, and even some Jr. Dragsters.
Nitro-methane ("nitro"): is the result of a chemical reaction between nitric acid and propane. Made specifically as a fuel for drag racing. Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Cars use nitro methane.
Nitrous Oxide ("nitrous," "N2O"): When injected into an engine under pressure, nitrous oxide gives the engine a sudden boost in power by introducing more oxygen into the fuel mixture. Nitrous oxide is not allowed in any NHRA category except Pro Mod (exhibition) and some E.T. bracket classes.
Reaction Time: The time it takes a driver to react to the green starting light on the Christmas Tree, measured in thousandths of a second. A perfect reaction time is .000.
Red Light: When a race car leaves the starting line too soon - before the green light, or "go" signal - it activates the red light on the Christmas Tree and the driver has automatically lost the race.

2019 Dodge NHRA Nationals Shuttle Information

Besides driving, taking a shuttle bus is the easiest and recommended way to get to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

2019 Front-Stretch Shuttle Bus Information

Front-Stretch Shuttle Pick-Up Locations

Main Street Station (downtown)
Planet Hollywood
Tropicana

Front-Stretch Shuttle Prices

Ticket Type Regular Ticket Price
One-day pass (Sunday only round trip) $99
Three-day round trip weekend pass
Friday, Saturday & Sunday Shuttle Pass
$129

**Shuttle passes can be purchased at the locations on the day of the event. .

Three-Day Pass Shuttle Pick-Up Dates/Times:

Friday, Nov. 1 9 a.m. (from hotel to speedway)
4 p.m. (from speedway to hotel)
Saturday, Nov. 2 9 a.m. (from hotel to speedway)
4 p.m. (from speedway to hotel)
Sunday, Nov. 3 9 a.m. (from hotel to speedway)
4 p.m. (from speedway to hotel)

Note: Shuttles depart hotel properties at 9 a.m. Boarding will begin 15 minutes prior to departure. Shuttles will depart the speedway at 4 p.m. and run until 1 hour after last Top Fuel or Funny Car session of the day.

At the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Dodge NHRA Nationals fans will be drop off/pickup within steps of the main ticket gate.

Note:
Each departing shuttle to LVMS has only one departure time. Try not to miss it.
Boarding will begin approximately 15 minutes prior to departure on a first come, first seated basis.

*Please note: Shuttle schedule is subject to change, please check updated information at Shuttle Desk during the race days.

*All carry on items must be in a clear plastic bag for easy inspection. No personal coolers allowed.
Contact LVMS Ticket Office: 800-644-4444 for more information
Front-Stretch Shuttle FAQ's

FREE Parking at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway

It's worth mentioning that General Parking is FREE at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. If two or more people are heading to LVMS for the Dodge NHRA Nationals, renting a car will be a cheaper alternative than riding the shuttle.

If you plan to take the car rental route during the Dodge NHRA Nationals, here are a few things to keep in mind.
1. Most Las Vegas hotels do charge for parking. Check first with your hotel for any parking fees.
2. If you plan to park at the LVMS, you will need to get there as early as possible to avoid traffic. Also expect traffic when leaving the Speedway after the race.
3. After you park, make a note of where you parked your car. Write down the lot number, take a photo and note the route you walked from your car to the venue. (trust me, you will need this information after the event.)

Arrival from the Las Vegas Strip or Downtown Las Vegas area

There are two ways to get to LVMS from the Strip and downtown area. You can take the I-15 or Las Vegas Blvd. The largest parking lots with easiest access are on the north side of the Speedway (Blue Lot) and are easily accessible via I-15. Additional parking is located on the west and south sides (Brown Lot), accessible via Las Vegas Blvd.

Taking the I-15
Take I-15 North to exit 54 (Speedway Blvd). As you approach exit 54 on the I-15, there are 3 northbound lanes towards Las Vega Motor Speedway, pick the one with the least amount of cars all the way to Exit 54. Once on the exit 54 ramp, use the far-left lane or the center lane to travel straight across Speedway Blvd into Blue Lot.
Hint - Vehicles in the shoulder lane will be checked for parking passes at the end of the ramp. If you do not have a parking pass, use the center lane or left-hand lane.

Taking Las Vegas Blvd
Take Las Vegas Blvd north to Entry #1 for access into Red lot or Entry #3 for access into Brown Lot.

Dodge NHRA Nationals Rideshare pick-up/drop-off location
If you plan to attend Dodge NHRA Nationals using Uber or Lyft, for quick entrance and exit from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, head to the Uber Zone by following signs to the dedicated Uber drop-off lot.

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Accessibility at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Las Vegas Motor Speedway welcomes visitors with special needs. Handicapped services at LVMS:

Service animals rules
Seating locations for disabled guests
Handicapped Shuttle Service
ADA van service and ADA golf cart shuttle service

More NHRA Nationals 2020 Information

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