NHRA roars back into Thunder Valley, June 13-15, 2014, for what has proven to be one of the most popular stops on the calendar, the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by the Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers.

The Father's Day weekend date allows Bristol Dragway officials to plan several unique events for the track's 14th annual NHRA race, and the summer dates gives families the opportunity to include the excitement of Thunder Valley in their vacation plans.

Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager of Bristol Dragway, views the Thunder Valley Nationals as an ideal place to gather the family and celebrate Dad.

"We're excited to continue the tradition of hosting our NHRA event on Father's Day weekend," he said. "There's no better way to celebrate that special day than by bringing the family to Bristol Dragway, enjoying a spectacular weekend of racing and participating in the additional fan activities including our Fan Fest autograph party and Father's Day Track Walk.

The drivers and crews are some of the most accessible and fan-friendly you'll find in sports, and we're proud to welcome the NHRA and its fans as our guests for the 2014 Father's Day weekend."

ESPN2 and ESPN2HD, a part of the ESPN network, the worldwide leader in sports, will once again provide exclusive television coverage, on a same-day basis, of all NHRA Drag Racing Series events featuring action from qualifying rounds on Saturday and Sunday's race.

As the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States, NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Drag Racing Series, the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers the Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 8 to 17.

Tickets for the 2014 event are on sale now and, until October 15, you can receive a 10% discount on the purchase of any adult ticket. To take advantage of these savings or for more information on events at Bristol Dragway, visit www.bristoldragway.com or call (423) 764-DRAG.