A free NHRA driver autograph session and fan-fest on Thursday, April 4, at the New York New York Hotel & Casino will kick off the NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals Weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The autograph session will take place from 6-8 p.m. in the Staten Island Room, near the Sporting House Bar & Grill.

The first 200 fans in line will receive a free SummitRacing.com hat. The event also will include driver question-and-answer sessions, music and door prizes.

NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series drivers scheduled to participate include: defending Top Fuel Dragster champion and current points leader Antron Brown, 2013 Funny Car titleholder Jack Beckman, Tony Schumacher, Funny Car points leader Ron Capps, Matt Hagan, 2012 SummitRacing.com Nationals winner Spencer Massey, Johnny Gray, Khalid alBalooshi, Shawn Langdon, female Funny Car driver and newlywed Alexis Dejoria, Todd Lesenko, Terry McMillen, Tony Pedregon, David Grubnic, Del Worsham, Greg Anderson, Jason Line, Shane Gray, Terry Haddock, Jeff Arend, Todd Lesenko and Allen Johnson, who swept both 2012 Las Vegas national events in the Pro Stock category.

The NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals will be held April 5-7 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series – formerly known as the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series – delivers the biggest names in professional drag racing twice each year to America’s Greatest Drag Strip. Pro (Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Car and Pro Stock) qualifying will take place on Friday and Saturday with eliminations on Sunday. Children 12 and under will be admitted free.

For tickets and information, please call LVMS at (702) 644-4444 or visit www.LVMS.com. Follow LVMS on Facebook and Twitter.

NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals schedule:
Thursday, April 4
Free NHRA driver autograph session from 6-8 p.m. at the New York New York Hotel & Casino’s Staten Island Room.

Friday, April 5
8 a.m. – Sportsman qualifying, Comp Eliminator qualifying sessions (two).
12:30 p.m. – Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car qualifying.
Pro Stock qualifying.
3 p.m. – Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying.
4 p.m. – Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car qualifying.
5 p.m. – Pro Stock qualifying.
5:30 p.m. – Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying.
6:45 p.m. – Jet Dragsters.
7 p.m. – Track closed.

Saturday, April 6
8 a.m. – Sportsman eliminations.
10 a.m. – Comp Eliminator qualifying.
10:30 a.m. – Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car qualifying.
K&N Pro Stock Horsepower Challenge intro.
First round of K&N Pro Stock Horsepower Challenge.
Pro Stock qualifying.
Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying.
2:15 p.m. – Second round of K&N Pro Stock Horsepower Challenge.
2:20 p.m. – Pro Stock qualifying.
Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying.
3:25 p.m. – Final round of K&N Pro Stock Horsepower Challenge.
3:30 p.m. – Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying.
4 p.m. – First round of Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car eliminations.
5 p.m. – First round of Comp Eliminator eliminations.
7 p.m. – Track closed.

Sunday, April 7
9 a.m. – Sportsman eliminations.
10:30 a.m. – Pre-race ceremonies; final eliminations begin.
4 p.m. – Track closed.

Schedule is subject to change.