ESPN and ESPN2 are set to bring the sights and sounds of the NHRA to fans across the country for the coming season.
The airdates and times have been announced for the first three events of the season, including the opening event, the Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif. Feb. 6-9. ESPN will air the conclusion of the event in a three-hour broadcast, Feb. 9 from 8-11 p.m. ET.
Each telecast with offer insight into the racers of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and bring the viewers behind the scenes footage from the races. Head-to-head matchups, technical segments and in-depth statistics will dominate event coverage. with ESPN and the NHRA also making use of social media platforms during the telecasts.
Dave Reiff and Mike Dunn return to the broadcast booth and will once again bring the sights, sounds and stories to viewers during the course of a race weekend. Reiff, a part of the ESPN coverage since 2001, begins his second season as telecast anchor. Dunn offers his unique insight as a former NHRA
Top Fuel pilot and now with 13 years as a color analyst for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
In all, ESPN will dedicate more than 115 hours of original programming to the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
The prestigious Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Aug. 27-Sept. 1, will feature 11 hours of wall-to-wall coverage, including complete coverage of final eliminations on Monday, Sept. 1.
All telecasts will feature competition from all four professional classes in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series: Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle.