NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series for 2021

National Hot Rod Association has announced an ambitious 22-race schedule for the 2021 world championship of drag racing. Beginning its 70th season as the sport’s premier sanctioning body, NHRA welcomes a new sponsor in Camping World and will bring back the Countdown to the Championship format for the upcoming year. For the first time in drag racing history, the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series will kick off the new season at the 52nd annual Gatornationals on March 12-14 at Gainesville Raceway in Florida. As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted during the 2021 racing season, fans will experience special treats and features as the NHRA tour celebrates its seven decades of success.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic took a heavy toll on the 2020 NHRA season, the series was able to contest eleven of the scheduled twenty-four events at eight different venues during the coronavirus lockdown.

After a one-year hiatus, the NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoff will return in 2021. Drivers in the NHRA Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle divisions will compete for points during the first sixteen (note: Arizona Nationals has been cancelled). NHRA pro teams whose driver finishes in the Top-10 positions of each NHRA pro category will compete for a championship over the final six events. The 2021 season finale will be held at the 56th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals slated for November 12-14 at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif.

2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Series Schedule


March 12-14

Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

Gainesville, FL

March 26-28

NHRA Southern Nationals

Atlanta, GA

April 9-11

Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

Pomona, CA

April 16-18

DENSO Spark Plugs Four-Wide Nationals

Las Vegas, NV

April 23-25

NHRA Arizona Nationals - CANCELLED

Phoenix, AZ

May 14-16

NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

Charlotte, NC

May 21-23

Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals

Houston, TX

June 4-6

Virginia NHRA Nationals

Richmond, VA

June 11-13

NHRA New England Nationals

Epping, NH

June 24-27

Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

Norwalk, OH

July 16-18

Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals

Denver, CO

July 23-25

NHRA Sonoma Nationals

Sonoma, CA

July 30-Aug. 1

Flav-R-Pac Northwest Nationals

Seattle, WA

Aug. 13-15

Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals

Topeka, KS

Aug. 19-22

Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

Brainerd, MN

Sept. 1-5

NHRA U.S. Nationals

Indianapolis, IN


NHRA Camping World Countdown to the Championship


Sept. 10-12

NHRA Nationals

Reading, PA

Sept. 17-19

NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals

Charlotte, NC

Sept. 24-26

NHRA Midwest Nationals

St. Louis, MO

Oct. 7-10

Texas NHRA FallNationals

Dallas, TX

Oct. 29-31

NHRA Las Vegas Nationals

Las Vegas, NV

Nov. 12-14

Auto Club NHRA Finals

Pomona, CA


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