Labor Day weekend holds a particularly special place in the hearts of drag racing fans across the country, and not just because of the extra day off that we all know and love. For the past seven decades, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals has became a prestigious, time-honored tradition in which multiple classes of the best professional and sportsman racers from across North America face off for bragging rights, while jockeying for crucial positioning in the final regular-season race prior to the NHRA's Mello Yellow Drag Racing Series six-race Countdown to the Championship.
As part of this spectacular 60th running of the sport's largest race, the 2014 North American Truck of the Year and official truck of the NHRA, Chevrolet, will be ever present – exhibiting the capabilities enthusiasts can count on – while either trailering their vehicles to the track or simply hauling family and friends wherever the road may take them.
While the meat of the weekend's focus will be squarely on the quarter-mile battles, Chevrolet Performance will have a ton of amazing activities in Indy – for drag racing fans of all ages. Legends and on-track rivals, Don Prudhomme (a.k.a., "The Snake") and Tom McEwen (a.k.a., "The Mongoose") as well as, "The First Lady of Drag Racing," Linda Vaughn, will all be on hand at the Chevrolet Performance Rig to sign autographs and chat with fans. “The Mongoose” will also serve as the Grand Marshal for this weekends events.
Saturday 10 - 11:30AM and 1 - 2:30PM
Sunday 9:30 - 11AM and 2 - 3:30PM
Don Prudhomme and Tom McEwen
Friday 4 - 5PM
Saturday 3 - 4PM
In addition, the Chevrolet "Arrive and Drive" will give fans an opportunity to test-drive the latest Chevrolet vehicles.
Check out the photos below of today’s happenings at the track, as the Sporstman teams run their opening rounds of qualifying while the big boys of the NHRA prepare to take the track for the first time on Friday night.
If you can’t make it out, keep it locked here on TheBLOCK for the latest coverage, and catch the NHRA U.S. Nationals on ESPN2 Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. and Monday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.