- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

All Times EST

NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING

NHRA WINTERNATIONALS

Site: Pomona, Calif.

Schedule: Thursday-Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 11 p.m.-1 a.m.); Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN, 8-11 p.m.).

Track: Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Last year: Courtney Force topped the Funny Car field in the season-opening event. Shawn Langdon won in Top Fuel, and Vincent Nobile in Pro Stock.

Fast facts: John Force won his record 16th Funny Car season title last year. The 64-year-old Force has a record 138 victories. … Also last year, Jeg Coughlin won his fifth Pro Stock title, Langdon took the Top Fuel championship, and Matt Smith won the Pro Stock Motorcycle title. … The track is about 25 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

Next event: Carquest Auto Parts NHRA Nationals, Feb. 21-23, Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Chandler, Ariz.

Online: http://www.nhra.com

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