NASCAR At New Hampshire: 2011 Start Time, Starting Lineup, TV/Radio Listings And More

It's NASCAR race day at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and we've got the actual race start time, the starting lineup and some other facts about the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 for you below.


Start time: The command to start engines will be given by the Joseph family of Monson, Mass. – victims of the June tornado in New England – at 1:08 p.m. Eastern time. After a few pace laps, honorary starter Darrell Bates (billed as a friend of the Lenox company) will wave the green flag at 1:16 p.m. Eastern. So if you want to skip the pre-race show and just tune in for the race, flip on your TV set at 1:16.

Race name/distance: The Lenox Industrial Tools 301 was once billed as the "extra mile" – but in reality, the race is 318.46 miles. That's 301 laps around the "Magic Mile," which is actually 1.058 miles.

TV and radio: Today marks the final race of TNT's six-race NASCAR broadcasting stint, but we also recommend you take advantage of TNT's "RaceBuddy" application over at You can watch the race on your computer and pick which camera angle you want to watch for free. If you aren't near a TV, 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.

After an off-week next week, the Sprint Cup Series returns at Indianapolis, where ESPN takes over the coverage for the last half of the season.

National anthem: Country music group Eden's Edge is singing the anthem today. New Hampshire also has a performance of the Canadian national anthem, but that part is not televised.

Tickets: As of Saturday morning, there were still 2,000 tickets available for the New Hampshire race. If you're thinking of coming out to the race today, there are no guarantees it won't be a sellout by the time you arrive – but it might be worth a shot.

Weather: According to the unofficial NASCAR weatherman, the temperature at race time is expected to be around 88 degrees with sunny skies.

Last time: One year ago, Jimmie Johnson held off Tony Stewart to take the Lenox Industrial Tools 301. Then, in September, Clint Bowyer won the race to kick off the Chase but was infamously penalized when his car was found to be illegal.

Starting lineup for today's NASCAR race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:

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