The NASCAR Sprint Cup series moves to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend and with only a handful of races remaining until the Chase, drivers will be competing for position at the Camping World RV Sales 301.
For the first time this season, Brad Keselowski will start on the pole, and Sunday's race could be an important one for the No. 2 car. Keselowski is currently 13th in the Sprint Cup standings, just on the outside of the Chase. He enters the race two points behind Kasey Kahne and five points behind Martin Truex Jr. If Keselowski is able to record his first win of the season, it would go a long way to securing his spot in the chase.
Points leader Jimmie Johnson nearly took the pole, but will start in 43rd position after his car failed a post-qualifying inspection. Morgan Shepherd will start two spots in front of Johnson on the starting grid as he makes NASCAR history. At 71, Shepherd will become the oldest driver to start a Sprint Cup Race, surpassing Jim Fitzgerald who started a race at 65 years old in 1987.
The green flag is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. ET, but television coverage will begin at noon on TNT with NASCAR Countdown to Green. Live race coverage will begin an hour later on TNT with play-by-play man Adam Alexander and analysts Wally Dallenbach Jr. and Kyle Petty in the booth.
In addition to the television schedule, there will also be radio coverage on SiriusXM's Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM channel 90. NASCAR.com will provide fans with a live leaderboard during the race and online video streams available through Race Buddy.
Keselowski will be joined on the front row by Kurt Busch with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch slated to start in Row 2. The complete starting lineup can be found here.
Camping World 301 Coverage:
Green Flag - 1:15 p.m. (approx)
Pre-race coverage: TNT at 12 p.m.
Live race coveage: TNT at 1 p.m.
Radio coverage: Performance Racing Network, SiriusXM Radio 90
Live leaderboard: NASCAR.com
Online video: Race Buddy