2016 NHRA TV schedule on FOX Sports

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FOX Sports and the NHRA agreed to a TV rights deal that will have FOX Sports broadcasting more than 450 hours of NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series programming annually beginning in 2016.

Previous TV rights holder ESPN was often criticized by NHRA fans for airing only same-day taped race coverage that was often preempted by other live sports. The NHRA’s deal with FOX brings the sport to a network that has a strong commitment to motorsports.

The 2016 season on FOX Sports begins with the 56th Annual Circle K Winternationals in Pomona, Calif., Feb. 12-14. FS1 airs qualifying from Pomona on Friday, Feb. 12, beginning at 10:30pm ET. Qualifying continues on FS1 early Sunday morning at 1am ET. The Winternationals Finals air live on FS1 Sunday beginning at 5pm ET.

Dave Rieff provides the play-by-play, with analyst Tony Pedregon. Bruno Massel and Jamie Howe report from the pits, with feature reports by John Kernan, and stats and features from Lewis Bloom.

NHRA TV schedule from FOX Sports below:


All times ET. Schedule subject to Change. Qualifying shows schedule to be announced at a later date.


Circle K NHRA Winternationals Finals, Sunday, Feb. 14, 5-8pm (LIVE on FS1)
Pomona, Calif.

CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals Finals, Sunday, Feb. 28, 5-8pm (LIVE on FS1)


Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Finals, Sunday, March 20, 1-4pm (LIVE on FS1)
Gainesville, Fla.


NHRA Nationals Finals, Sunday, April 3, 5-8pm (LIVE on FS1)
Las Vegas

NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Finals, Sunday, April 24, 4:30-7:30pm (FS1)
Charlotte, N.C.


NHRA SpringNationals Finals, Sunday, May 1, 3-6pm (LIVE on FS1)

Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals Finals, Sunday, May 15, 4:30-7:30pm


NHRA New England Nationals Finals, Sunday, June 5, 4-7pm (FS1)
Epping, N.H.

NHRA Summernationals Finals, Sunday, June 12, 4:30-7:30pm (FS1)
Englishtown, N.J.

NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Finals, Sunday, June 19, 4:30-7:30pm (FS1)
Bristol, Tenn.

Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Finals, Sunday, June 26, 9:30pm-12:30am (FS1)
Norwalk, Ohio


NHRA Route 66 Nationals Finals, Sunday, July 10, 2-5pm (LIVE on FS1)

Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals Finals, Sunday, July 24, 3-6pm (LIVE on FOX)

Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals Finals, Sunday, July 31, 4-7pm (LIVE on FOX)
Sonoma, Calif.


NHRA Northwest Nationals Finals, Sunday, Aug. 7, 4-7pm (LIVE on FOX)

Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Finals, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2-5pm (LIVE on FS1)
Brainerd, Minn.


Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Finals, Monday, Sept. 5, 11am-1pm (FS1)

Indianapolis Finals, Monday, Sept. 5, 1-4pm (LIVE on FOX)

NHRA Carolina Nationals Finals, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2-5pm (LIVE on FS1)
Charlotte, N.C.

AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals Finals, Sunday, Sept. 27, 8:30-11:30pm (LIVE on FS1)
St. Louis


NHRA Keystone Nationals Finals, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2-5pm (LIVE on FS1)
Reading, Pa.

AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals Finals, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2-5pm (LIVE on FS1)

NHRA Toyota Nationals Finals, Sunday, Oct. 30, 4-7pm (LIVE on FS1)
Las Vegas


Auto Club NHRA Finals Finals, Sunday, Nov. 13, 4-7pm (LIVE on FS1)
Pomona, Calif.


  1. FoxSports1 tv coverage is absolute garbage. Will no longer watch. Got better things to do. Way to go nhra. Again.

  2. drag racing used to be my favorite thing on tv not so anymore foxsports 1 not even close to espn. what the @#@$ happened to the burnouts, we don’t care what tony is telling us, we all already know that stuff basic drag racing 101, lose that crap and bring back the burnouts and the race. By the way hows that fuel injection going for pro stock, not gonna be long there wont be any ps class only greg andersons team. hows that working out for nhra or fox sports whoever decided it was a good move…..

  3. Fox Sports coverage of NHRA drag racing is a disgrace ESPN you did a great job less talking and show us the bikes show us the alcohol quit wasting our time talking

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