Wednesday was a big day for drag racing’s premier sanctioning body as NHRA officials unveiled the 2013 schedule and announced that, beginning next year, The Coca-Cola Company will rebrand NHRA’s top series the Mellow Yellow Drag Racing Series.

For the fourth straight season the NHRA Mellow Yellow Drag Racing Series will make two stops at zMAX Dragway in 2013, first for the greatest spectacle in drag racing, the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, April 19-21 and then return to the Bellagio of drag strips, Sept. 13-15, for the NHRA Nationals, which will again open the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship.

The NHRA will visit zMAX Dragway once more this year, for the upcoming O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals.

Fans can buy three tickets and receive one free and children 13 and under are admitted for free every day of the O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals, but they must have a ticket.

Tickets and camping are still available for the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals, Sept. 14-16, 2012 at zMAX Dragway, by calling the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267).

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