2011 NASCAR Coca-Cola 600: Start Time, Starting Lineup, TV/Radio Listings And More

It's NASCAR race night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and we've got the actual race start time, the starting lineup and some other facts about the Coca-Cola 600 for you below.

Start time: The command to start engines will be given by a group of military people at 6:10 p.m. Eastern time. After a few pace laps, the green flag will wave at precisely 6:19 p.m. Eastern. So if you want to skip the pre-race show and just tune in for the actual race, flip your TV on at 6:19.

Race name/distance: The Coca-Cola 600, formerly the World 600, is one of NASCAR's crown jewel events and is the longest race of the season – 600 miles, obviously. How many laps does it take to go 600 miles around Charlotte Motor Speedway? That would be 400 (it's a 1.5-mile track).

TV and radio: As for all of the races through May, FOX is televising the Charlotte race. FOX only has one more race after this, then turns over the broadcasting to TNT for a six-race stretch. The radio broadcast can be found on your local Performance Racing Network (PRN) affiliate. Click here to see a list of PRN stations where you can listen.

National anthem: Formerly known as "Hootie" in the band Hootie and the Blowfish, rocker-turned-country singer Darius Rucker will perform the national anthem. Prior to Rucker's performance, the track will have a 21-gun salute and a bugler from Ft. Bragg will play taps.

Tickets: There are still tickets available for the Coca-Cola 600 if you're thinking of making a last-minute trip today.

Weather: Pack your sunblock. It's going to feel like summer throughout most of the day on Sunday with highs in the upper 80s, according to the NASCAR Weatherman's forecast for Charlotte.

Last time: Kurt Busch completed his Speedweeks sweep in 2010, giving team owner Roger Penske another Memorial Day Weekend victory. Busch and Jamie McMurray had the best cars throughout the race, but Busch beat out McMurray on a late pit stop, then overtook three cars who didn't pit.

Starting lineup for tonight's Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR race at Charlotte Motor Speedway:

  1. Brad Keselowski
  2. AJ Allmendinger
  3. Carl Edwards
  4. Denny Hamlin
  5. Jeff Burton
  6. Jimmie Johnson
  7. David Reutimann
  8. David Ragan
  9. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  10. Clint Bowyer
  11. Jeff Gordon
  12. Ryan Newman
  13. Mark Martin
  14. Martin Truex Jr.
  15. Greg Biffle
  16. Paul Menard
  17. Kasey Kahne
  18. Brian Vickers
  19. Matt Kenseth
  20. Regan Smith
  21. Kyle Busch
  22. Tony Stewart
  23. Joey Logano
  24. Marcos Ambrose
  25. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  26. Kurt Busch
  27. Bobby Labonte
  28. Kevin Harvick
  29. Juan Pablo Montoya
  30. David Gilliland
  31. Travis Kvapil
  32. David Starr
  33. Michael McDowell
  34. JJ Yeley
  35. Jamie McMurray
  36. Joe Nemechek
  37. Casey Mears
  38. David Stremme
  39. Mike Skinner
  40. Mike Bliss
  41. Landon Cassill
  42. Robby Gordon
  43. Dave Blaney

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