Friday, April 28 marks the start of the 2023 Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. Fans can watch the fifth event on the Camping World Drag Racing 2023 NHRA schedule in person and live on Fox Sports FS1.
The Circle K Four-Wide Nationals arrive as the 2023 NHRA season begins to take shape. In the Top Fuel category, Justin Ashley currently leads the win tally, as he took two wins in the first four races of the season. So far in 2023, Mike Salinas and Antron Brown each have one win, which is known as “Wally.”
You’ll find all the ways to get in on the Four-Wides action in the article below. For quick reference, here’s the schedule of events for the weekend:
|Qualifying Show 1||Friday, April 28, 2023||7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time|
|Qualifying Show 2||Sunday, April 30, 2023||12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time|
|finals||Sunday, April 30, 2023||6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Eastern Standard Time|
NHRA Schedule: How to watch the Circle K Four-Wide Nationals
If you’re looking to watch the Circle K Four-Wide Nationals, you have a few options on how to go about it. Attending a live NHRA event is always an option if you live near Charlotte or are willing to travel. If you can’t make it to the race track in person, you can also watch the races live on TV and broadcast, or on one of several rebroadcasts.
How to watch the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in person
You can see the Four-Wides in person at zMax Dragway in Concord, North Carolina, just outside of Charlotte. The events are spread over the weekend from Friday April 28 to Sunday April 30, with qualifying rounds on Friday and Sunday and the finals also on Sunday.
If you plan to attend the event in person, you will need to purchase tickets. You can click on this address to bring it up on your GPS for directions to zMax:
drag track zMax
6570 Bruton Smith Boulevard
Concord, North Carolina 28027
How to Get Tickets to an NHRA Event
Tickets for the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals start at $50, and kids 12 and under are free with a ticketed adult. You can buy tickets at the door when you arrive at zMax, but to avoid long lines, it’s a good idea to buy them online before the day of the event you want to attend. With the popularity of the NHRA on the rise, the event can sell out, especially on Finals day on April 30.
How to watch the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals on TV
If you can’t make it to Four-Wides in person, you can watch the action live on television. The following table shows the full broadcast schedule for the weekend.
|Qualifying Show 1||Friday, April 28, 2023||7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time||FS1|
|Qualification Program 1 (Re-Air)||Saturday, April 29, 2023||5:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time||FS1|
|Qualification Program 1 (Re-Air)||Saturday, April 29, 2023||9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time||FS2|
|Qualification Program 1 (Re-Air)||Saturday, April 29, 2023||11:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. EST||FS2|
|Qualifying Show 2||Sunday, April 30, 2023||12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time||FS1|
|finals||Sunday, April 30, 2023||6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Eastern Standard Time||FS1|
|Qualification Program 2 (Re-Air)||Sunday, April 30, 2023||22:00 – 23:00 EST||FS2|
NHRA Live Broadcast Schedule
Fox Sports will carry the main broadcasts on FS1, beginning with Qualifying Show 1 at 7pm on April 28. Qualifying Program 2 begins at noon on April 30 and the Finals begin at 6 pm on the same day.
NHRA broadcast schedule
If your schedule prevents you from watching events on live TV, don’t worry. You can still catch the action. Fox Sports will also carry multiple broadcasts of each qualifying round and the Finals on FS2.
How to stream the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
Cord-cutters can still watch the Four-Wides live without a cable subscription. You can also stream the events on the Fox Sports app, which is available for most platforms.
What streaming services do FS1 and FS2 offer?
Fox Sports has special agreements with several select broadcast providers, so not all services may offer access to the channel. You can use the Fox Sports app to watch FS1 and FS2 if you have service with any of the following providers:
While these are paid services, each offers a free trial period of different lengths. If you haven’t used your trial yet, you can start one to watch Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals for free. Visit provider websites to find details on how to start your free trial.
NHRA Schedule 2023: What’s Next?
With Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, the 2023 NHRA schedule is just getting started. After the Four-Wides, there are still 16 events left on the racing calendar. Racing fans in the Carolinas will have another chance to see the action live when it returns to zMax September 22-24 for the NHRA Carolina Nationals. The already dramatic season comes to a close on November 9-12 when the 2023 NHRA In-N-Out Burger Finals take place in Pomona, California.