Chevrolet Performance NHRA U.S. Nationals

The 64th Annual Chevrolet U.S. Nationals will be held at Lucas Oil Raceway over Labor Day Weekend, August 29th to September 3rd, 2018. The Big Go is the biggest and best event in drag racing each year and is the final race in which drivers can qualify for the NHRA Countdown to the Championship. For everything you need to know about U.S. Nationals read our Insider Blog

Location  |  Schedule  |  Tickets & Discounts  |  Frequently Asked Questions


Lucas Oil Raceway
10267 East U.S. Highway 136
Brownsburg, IN 46234

Lucas Oil Raceway is 15 miles from downtown Indianapolis and the Indianapolis International Airport in Hendricks County. The nearest towns are Brownsburg, Avon and Plainfield.   


Whether you're an early riser or would rather sleep in over Labor Day Weekend, the Chevrolet Performance NHRA U.S. Nationals offers plenty sessions for any race fan.  Listed below is a daily preview for the most popular sessions and special events happening at Lucas Oil Raceway.

To View the Full Schedule & Special Events, visit the 2018 Chevrolet Performance NHRA U.S. Nationals Website.

You may also Download a Printable Version of the 2018 Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Schedule.

Andrew Hines

Friday, August 31, 2018
8:00 am    Sportsman Eliminations
   12:30 pm  Hemi Challenge - Round 1
   2:00 pm    Top Alcohol Qualifying Session (1 of 2)
   2:30 pm     Hemi Challenge - Round 2
   4:30 pm     Hemi Challenge - Round 3
   5:00 pm    Top Alcohol Qualifying Session (2 of 2)
   6:00 pm    Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session
   6:30 pm    Pro Mod Qualifying Session
   7:15 pm    Pro Stock Qualifying Session
   7:55 pm    Hemi Challenge - Final
   8:00 pm    Nitro Qualifying Session

Brittany Force

Saturday, September 1, 2018
   8:00 am    Sportsman Eliminations
   10:00 am   Top Alcohol Qualifying Session (1 of 2)
   1:00 pm    Factory Stock Showdown Qualifying Session (1 of 2)
   1:30 pm   Top Alcohol Qualifying Session (2 of 2)
   2:30 pm    Factory Stock Showdown Qualifying Session (2 of 2)
   3:00 pm    Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session
   3:30 pm    Pro Mod Qualifying Session
   4:15 pm    Pro Stock Qualifying Session
   5:00 pm    Nitro Qualifying Session
   6:00 pm    Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session
   6:30 pm    Pro Mod Qualifying Session
   7:15 pm    Pro Stock Qualifying Session
   8:00 pm    Nitro Qualifying Session

Greg Anderson

Sunday, September 2, 2018
   8:00 am     Sportsman Eliminations
   9:45 am     Factory Stock Showdown Qualifying Session
 10:00 am    Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 1
10:45 am     Pro Mod Qualifying Session
11:30 am     Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session
12:00 pm     Pro Stock Qualifying Session
12:45 pm     Nitro Qualifying Session
   2:00 pm     Pro Mod Qualifying Session
   2:45 pm     Factory Stock Showdown - Round 1
   3:15 pm     Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session
   3:45 pm      Pro Stock Qualifying Session
   4:30 pm     Nitro Qualifying Session
   5:30 pm     Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 1
   6:15 pm     Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 2


Tommy Johnson

Monday, September 3, 2018 
     9:30 am   SealMaster Track Walk
     9:45 am   Pre-Race Ceremonies
   11:00 am   Nitro Eliminations - Round 1
   12:00 pm   Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 1
   12:15 pm   Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 2
   12:30 pm   Factory Stock Showdown - Round 2
   12:45 pm   Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Round 1
    1:00 pm     Nitro Eliminations - Round 2
    1:30 pm     Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 2

    1:45 pm     Top Alcohol Eliminations 
    1:55 pm     Pro Mod Eliminations
    2:00 pm     Factory Stock Showdown 
    2:05 pm     Sportsman Eliminations 
    2:10 pm     Top Fuel Harley Eliminations
    2:15 pm     Nitro Eliminations
    2:30 pm     Pro Stock Eliminations

    2:40 pm     Sportsman Eliminations
    2:50 pm     Factory Stock Showdown
    2:55 pm     Top Alcohol Eliminations
    3:10 pm     Top Fuel Harley Eliminations
    3:20 pm     Pro Mod Eliminations
    3:30 pm     Pro Stock Eliminations
    3:37 pm     Nitro Eliminations


Every ticket is a Pit Pass, so fans will have the opportunity to have an up-close and personal experience. You'll be able to meet drivers, get autographs and take photos with your favorites. Head to the pits early if you want a front-row seat to watch the action. To find out more on what to expect from a day at the drags, click here.

Tickets can be purchased online or calling 800-884-NHRA(6472). Daily ticket pricing is listed below.

-Wednesday: $12.00
-Thursday: $16.00
-Friday: $37.00- $50.00
-Saturday - Sunday: $53.00 - $66.00
-Monday: $51.00 - $64.00

Juniors (Kids 12 and under)
-Wed-Thurs: General Admission is FREE with the purchase of an Adult Ticket.
-Fri-Mon: General Admission is FREE with the purchase of an Adult Ticket. Online purchase of Junior Tickets are $20 for reserved seats.

   *Ticket prices vary by day and seat location

2018 NHRA U.S. Nationals Ticket Discount
Discounts on Tickets

Discounts on Chevrolet Performance NHRA U.S. Nationals tickets for Friday thru Monday are available now. Click here to save 10% on your tickets. Use Promo Code HENDRICKS at checkout to receive the discounted rates.

Frequently Asked Questions


Lucas Oil Raceway offers dry camping for the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. For more information call 317-291-4090 or visit the Lucas Oil Raceway website.

Raceview Campgrounds offers camping with hook-ups directly across the street from Lucas Oil Raceway. For more information call 317-291-4090.


Coolers no bigger than 14x14x14 are permitted. No glass containers or alcohol allowed. For more information on permitted items, please visit the Lucas Oil Raceway website.

Gate Policy

To find out which items are permitted and prohibited beyond the admissions gates, please refer to Lucas Oil Raceway's Gate Policy or call 317-969-8600.


Parking is available on site after you enter the main gate off U.S. 136 and is $10 per day.


Lucas Oil Raceway is not located on a public bus line. Most taxi companies and ride share services, like Uber and Lyft, will make runs to the track.


Animals are not allowed at Lucas Oil Raceway. The only exception is made for service animals. 

Seating, Suites and Hospitality

General Admission seating changes daily. There are 3 suite areas; Oval Suites, Parks Tower and Concourse Suites as well as hospitality tents throughout the event. If attending a suite or hospitality area make sure you know where it is located before attending the event. Learn more about suite amenities and pricing here.


Hotel rooms are still available in Hendricks County. Call the Visit Hendricks County office, (800) 321-9666, for up-to-date hotel availability and recommendations on where to stay. Check here for a list of hotels near Lucas Oil Raceway.

Plan Your Visit

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