For the 13th consecutive year, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host two NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national events. NHRA announced the full 2013 schedule on Wednesday. NHRA also announced that Mello Yello would replace Full Throttle as the series title sponsor beginning next season.

The two 2013 NHRA event dates in Las Vegas will be April 5-7 (14th annual NHRA Nationals) and Oct. 24-27 (13th annual NHRA Big O Tires Nationals).

“The spring race has been a tradition at Las Vegas Motor Speedway since the NHRA’s first race here in 2000,” said Chris Powell, LVMS president. “The fall event allows us to take advantage of the annual Nevada Day (Oct. 25) festivities. These dates will allow us to further enhance drag racing’s premier series at America’s greatest drag strip. As one of only three tracks to host multiple NHRA events each year, we’re proud of the role we play in providing the best in drag racing entertainment for race fans.”

LVMS’s fall event also is the next-to-last race in the NHRA’s six-race Countdown to One series which will determine season champions in Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Bike.

To purchase tickets or obtain additional information, please call LVMS at (702) 644-4444 or visit Follow LVMS on Facebook and Twitter.