NHRA Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria will have more on her mind than winning another race this weekend during the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

DeJoria, who won the spring event at The Strip for her second of three victories this season, once again will partner with Nevada Health Centers to offer free mammograms to female race fans attending the Toyota Nationals. The mobile mammography unit debuted at last year's Toyota Nationals and the program was a resounding success.

"We received such an overwhelming response that there was no question that we would of course bring it back this year," DeJoria said. "I'm very proud of this program. We weren't really sure what to expect when we launched it last year. Nothing like this had ever been done before and we were blown away by the response.

"It inspired a lot of women to come out and take advantage - even women that weren't originally planning on going to the race. They heard about what we were doing and decided to buy a race ticket. Early detection is key. We're giving women a chance to get screened without having to take time out of their work day, or make an appointment with their doctor, and it's absolutely free."

Women over the age of 40 - regardless of their health insurance status - are encouraged to stop by the 'mammovan' at any point during the weekend and take advantage of the free screenings. The mobile screening unit is located adjacent to the Kalitta Motorsports pit area and will open at 9 a.m. and close at approximately 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Although health insurance is not a requirement, those who are insured should bring their insurance information to The Strip.

As with all NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events, every ticket is a pit pass, making the mammovan easily accessible to all fans in attendance. Test results will be sent via mail approximately 10 days after the Toyota Nationals.

Because the program was such a hit with female fans last year, "rain-check vouchers" will be offered this year that will allow race fans to take advantage of the free screening program at a later date if they are unable to complete their screening this weekend.

The 'Free Mammograms for Fans' program is made possible thanks to donations from Alexis DeJoria, Kalitta Motorsports, the Patron Spirits Company and a partnership with Nevada Health Centers.

           

2014 NHRA Toyota Nationals Weekend Schedule

Thursday, Oct. 30

7:30 a.m. - Spectator gates open
8 a.m. - Sportsman qualifying
2 p.m. & 5 p.m. - Comp Eliminator qualifying
5 p.m.-7 p.m. - NHRA fanfest at Fremont Street Experience

Friday, Oct. 31

7:30 a.m. - Spectator gates open
8 a.m. - Sportsman eliminations
11:30 a.m. - Top Alcohol qualifying session
12:30 p.m. - Pro Mod qualifying session
1 p.m. - Pro Stock qualifying session (PSM-PSC)
1:30 p.m. - Nitro qualifying session (FC-TF)
2:30 p.m. - Comp Eliminator qualifying session
3:15 p.m. - Pro Mod qualifying session
4 p.m. - Pro Stock qualifying session (PSM-PSC)
4:30 p.m. - Nitro qualifying session (FC-TF)
5:45 p.m. - Jet Dragsters

Saturday, Nov. 1

7:30 a.m. - Spectator gates open
8 .m. - Sportsman eliminations
10:45 a.m. - Comp Eliminator - Round 1
11:15 a.m. - Top Alcohol qualifying session
12:30 p.m. - Pro Mod qualifying session
1 p.m. - Pro Stock qualifying session (PSM-PSC)
1:30 p.m. - Nitro qualifying session (TF-FC)
2:30 p.m. - Top Alcohol qualifying session
3:30 p.m. - Pro Mod eliminations - Round 1
4 p.m. - Pro Stock qualifying session (PSM-PSC)
4:30 p.m. - Nitro qualifying session (FC-TF)
5:45 p.m. - Jet Dragsters

Sunday, Nov. 2

7:30 a.m. - Spectator gates open
8:30 a.m. - Sportsman eliminations
9 a.m. - Top Alcohol eliminations - Round 1
10:15 a.m. - Pre-race ceremonies
11 a.m. - Nitro eliminations - Round 1
Noon - Pro Stock eliminations - Round 1
12:15 p.m. - Top Alcohol eliminations - Round 2
12:45 p.m. - Pro Mod eliminations - Round 2
1 p.m. - Nitro eliminations - Round 2
1:30 p.m. - Pro Stock eliminations - Round 2
1:45 p.m. - Sportsman eliminations - Semi-Finals
2:15 p.m. - Pro Mod eliminations - Semi-Finals
2:25 p.m. - Top Alcohol eliminations - Semi-Finals
2:30 p.m. - Nitro eliminations - Semi-Finals
2:45 p.m. - Pro Stock eliminations - Semi-Finals
3 p.m. - Sportsman eliminations - Finals
3:40 p.m. - Pro Mod eliminations - Finals
3:45 p.m. - Top Alcohol eliminations - Finals
3:50 p.m. - Pro Stock eliminations - Finals
3:55 p.m. - Nitro eliminations - Finals

7:30 a.m. - Spectator gates open
8 a.m. - Sportsman qualifying
2 p.m. & 5 p.m. - Comp Eliminator qualifying
5 p.m.-7 p.m. - NHRA fanfest at Fremont Street Experience

Friday, Oct. 31

7:30 a.m. - Spectator gates open
8 a.m. - Sportsman eliminations
11:30 a.m. - Top Alcohol qualifying session
12:30 p.m. - Pro Mod qualifying session
1 p.m. - Pro Stock qualifying session (PSM-PSC)
1:30 p.m. - Nitro qualifying session (FC-TF)
2:30 p.m. - Comp Eliminator qualifying session
3:15 p.m. - Pro Mod qualifying session
4 p.m. - Pro Stock qualifying session (PSM-PSC)
4:30 p.m. - Nitro qualifying session (FC-TF)
5:45 p.m. - Jet Dragsters

Saturday, Nov. 1

7:30 a.m. - Spectator gates open
8 .m. - Sportsman eliminations
10:45 a.m. - Comp Eliminator - Round 1
11:15 a.m. - Top Alcohol qualifying session
12:30 p.m. - Pro Mod qualifying session
1 p.m. - Pro Stock qualifying session (PSM-PSC)
1:30 p.m. - Nitro qualifying session (TF-FC)
2:30 p.m. - Top Alcohol qualifying session
3:30 p.m. - Pro Mod eliminations - Round 1
4 p.m. - Pro Stock qualifying session (PSM-PSC)
4:30 p.m. - Nitro qualifying session (FC-TF)
5:45 p.m. - Jet Dragsters

Sunday, Nov. 2

7:30 a.m. - Spectator gates open
8:30 a.m. - Sportsman eliminations
9 a.m. - Top Alcohol eliminations - Round 1
10:15 a.m. - Pre-race ceremonies
11 a.m. - Nitro eliminations - Round 1
Noon - Pro Stock eliminations - Round 1
12:15 p.m. - Top Alcohol eliminations - Round 2
12:45 p.m. - Pro Mod eliminations - Round 2
1 p.m. - Nitro eliminations - Round 2
1:30 p.m. - Pro Stock eliminations - Round 2
1:45 p.m. - Sportsman eliminations - Semi-Finals
2:15 p.m. - Pro Mod eliminations - Semi-Finals
2:25 p.m. - Top Alcohol eliminations - Semi-Finals
2:30 p.m. - Nitro eliminations - Semi-Finals
2:45 p.m. - Pro Stock eliminations - Semi-Finals
3 p.m. - Sportsman eliminations - Finals
3:40 p.m. - Pro Mod eliminations - Finals
3:45 p.m. - Top Alcohol eliminations - Finals
3:50 p.m. - Pro Stock eliminations - Finals
3:55 p.m. - Nitro eliminations - Finals

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