The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series coverage from select national events will air on ESPN2HD on a tape-delay basis as part of NHRA’s relationship with ESPN, in its second decade as the exclusive home of NHRA drag racing. All 16 telecasts will air on Saturday or Sunday. The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series has a long-standing tradition of serving as a highly competitive developmental arena for the future stars of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
Returning as anchor of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series telecasts will be long-time NHRA announcer Dave Rieff. Rieff has been involved for many years with NHRA coverage on ESPN and ESPN2HD. The color analyst role for the shows will be filled by Alan Reinhart whose announcing career spans more than two decades. Reinhart has been the lead public address announcer of Lucas Oil Series racing at national events and brings extensive knowledge of the series and its competitors.
The popular NHRA Sportsman Spotlight segments, focusing on NHRA’s Member Track network and sportsman racing programs, will be showcased as part of the race-coverage telecasts once again in 2015. Lewis Bloom, currently involved in the NHRA Mello Yello telecasts on ESPN and best known as the “Stat Guy," will split duties with Reinhart, as they return for their third year with these segments. They will visit the member tracks and share their reports with viewers during the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series telecasts on ESPN2.
2015 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Television Schedule
|Event||Air Date, Time||Location|
|Circle K NHRA Winternationals||Sunday, Feb. 15; 11 a.m.-Noon||Pomona, Calif.|
|Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals||Sat. March 28; 10-11 a.m.||Gainesville, Fla.|
|NHRA Four-Wide Nationals||Sun. April 5; 11 a.m.-Noon||Concord, N.C.|
|SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals||Sun. April 19; Noon.-1 p.m.||Las Vegas|
|O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals||Sun. May 3; 11 a.m.-Noon||Houston|
|NHRA Kansas Nationals||Sun. May 31; 11 a.m.-Noon||Topeka, Kan.|
|Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals||Sun. July 12; 1-2 p.m.||Norwalk, Ohio|
|NHRA Route 66 Nationals||Sun. July 19; 2-3 p.m.||Joliet, Ill.|
|NHRA Northwest Nationals||Sun. Aug. 15; 10-11 a.m.||Kent, Wash.|
|Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals||Sat. Aug. 30; Noon-1p.m.||Brainerd, Minn.|
|Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals||Sun. Sept. 13; 7-8 a.m.||Indianapolis|
|NHRA Carolina Nationals||Sat. Sept. 26; 7:30-8:30 a.m.||Concord, N.C.|
|NHRA Keystone Nationals||Sun. Oct. 11; 6-7 p.m.||Mohnton, Pa.|
|AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals||Sat. Oct. 24; 7-8 a.m.||Ennis, Texas|
|NHRA Toyota Nationals||Sun. Nov. 8; 1-2 p.m.||Las Vegas|
|Auto Club NHRA Finals||Sun. Nov. 22; 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.||Pomona, Calif.|