LAS VEGAS – The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host two Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events for the 20th consecutive year in 2020, the National Hot Rod Association announced Tuesday.
The DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals will take place April 3-5, and the Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil – part of the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship – will be held Oct. 29-Nov. 1. The Strip at LVMS is one of just three drag strips, along with Pomona, Calif., and Charlotte, that will host two Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events in 2020.
“It’s exciting to announce our bookend NHRA events for 2020 on the heels of yet another immensely successful DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals,” LVMS President Chris Powell said. “The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is truly one of the country’s most iconic drag strips, and we love showcasing it on national television through our pair of Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events each year. We look forward to welcoming a new sponsor for the Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil this fall and know 2020 will be yet another big year for drag racing in Las Vegas.”
The DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals is the fourth of 24 series events and will be televised on FOX Sports and FOX Sports 1. Mike Salinas (Top Fuel), J.R. Todd (Funny Car), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) won titles at this year’s spring event.
The Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil is the penultimate NHRA event of the season and has been the site where a number of drivers have clinched world championships, most recently Steve Torrence in Top Fuel last year. Torrence, Todd (Funny Car), Butner (Pro Stock) and Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) will defend their titles this year, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, after winning the event in 2018.
The Strip at LVMS has hosted the spring event since 2000 and the fall event since 2001. For tickets to any events at The Strip at LVMS, log on to LVMS.com or call 1-800-644-4444.
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