McLeansboro, IL (August 17, 2017) – This weekend at the NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals Clay Millican will have a larger than normal cheering section. The race in Brainerd, Minnesota is the home race for primary sponsor, Great Clips.

“I always enjoy racing in front of our friends at Great Clips,” Millican said. “I want to do my best to impress them and I would love for my next Wally to come here where they can join me in the Winner’s Circle.”

Millican has had done well at Brainerd International Raceway in the past. He was No. 1 qualifier and went to the final round in 2013.

“That same year in Brainerd I actually won a celebrity off-road race held at the track,” Millican said. “I love to drive off-road and it was such a fun event.”

While the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series had this past week off, Millican did not slow down. He spent the past week visiting high school students to talk about the importance of safe driving and the B.R.A.K.E.S. school being held in Memphis September 9. (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe)

“Just yesterday I spoke to 1,000 students about what they can do to be safe on the road,” Millican said. “This is a cause very close to me and I want to do whatever I can to help families and teens.”

2017 NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals Schedule (Central Time)
Friday, August 18
2:45 p.m. Pro Stock Qualifying Session 1
3:30 p.m. Nitro Qualifying Session 1
5:30 p.m. Pro Stock Qualifying Session 2
6:00 p.m. Nitro Qualifying Session 2
Saturday, August 19
12:45 p.m. Pro Stock Qualifying Session 3
1:30 p.m. Nitro Qualifying Session 3
3:45 p.m. Pro Stock Qualifying Session 4
4:30 p.m. Nitro Qualifying Session 4
Sunday, August 20
11:00 a.m. Nitro Eliminations Begin
12:00 p.m. Pro Stock Eliminations Begin

2017 NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals Television Air Times on FS1 (Eastern Time)
Friday, August 18 – 9:00 p.m. Qualifying Coverage
Saturday, August 19 – 7:00 p.m. Qualifying Coverage
Sunday, August 20 – 2:00 p.m. LIVE Eliminations Coverage