Founded in 1951 in Southern California, the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) was originally founded as a means of getting hot rodders off the streets and into a safer environment
Today, NHRA is the world’s largest motorsports sanctioning body (80,000 members & 300,000 participants) and the largest promoter of drag racing in the world, entertaining millions of racing fans with the fastest and most spectacular form of entertainment on wheels
There is a network of 130 sanctioned tracks in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; over 5,000 events are hosted under the NHRA umbrella each year
16.7 million people in the United States are avid fans of NHRA Drag Racing
ESPN2 is the exclusive broadcast TV partner of the NHRA. Dedicated broadcasts on ESPN2 / ESPN2 HD reach over 1.0 million viewers each race weekend.