By Martha Maglone
NHRA moves from ESPN to Fox Sports 1
This year, NHRA’s Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series will be broadcast on Fox Sports1 (FS1), which will cover sixteen events throughout the season. On the Thursday following each national event, Fox Sports 2 (FS2) will air a one-hour program of select races during prime time from 9 to 10pm. Also, FS1 will re-air the one-hour telecast within three days of the original FS2 broadcast.
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Good news for Funny Car
In 2016 NHRA will celebrating the Funny Car’s 50th anniversary. A season-long campaign, it will include bringing special attention to those who drove the cars, recalling their greatest duels, featuring the most dynamic cars of the era and explaining the evolution of the class.
Recently the IHRA appointed Mike Dunn as President. A former successful race driver and team organizer, Dunn had acted as the NHRA’s on-air analyst for the past 14 years and represented the countenance of major league professional drag racing for ESPN. Dunn is replaced by two-time Funny Car national champion, Tony Pedregon.