NASCAR at Charlotte 2012: Start time, starting lineup, TV/radio listings, live streaming info 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 tonight's race for you below.

What time does the race start tonight? An official from the Wounded Warrior Foundation will give the command for drivers to fire their engines at 7:41 p.m. Eastern time tonight. Following a few pace laps, the drivers will take the green flag at 7:50 p.m. So if you want to skip the pre-race show and just tune in for the actual race itself, turn on your TV set at 7:50 p.m. EDT.

Race name/distance: The Bank of America 500 is a 500-mile race around the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway, which consists of 334 laps. The Cup cars will run 200 miles longer than the Nationwide cars did on Friday night.

TV and radio: Tonight's race can be seen on ABC. After tonight, every Sprint Cup Series race for the rest of the season will be seen on ESPN. There is no live streaming of the race tonight, since the race is on network television. However, you can listen on the Performance Racing Network's Web site (just click the red link). You can also check PRN's site for a list of affiliate stations in your area.

Twitter: If you're planning to be away from your TV or radio and want updates tonight, you can follow me on Twitter @jeff_gluck. I'll be tweeting live race updates from the track.

National anthem: Christian music artists NewSong will sing the national anthem tonight. NewSong has had 20 No. 1 singles on Christian radio.

Tickets: Charlotte is not close to a sellout and there are plenty of tickets available for tonight's race if you're thinking of making a last-minute trip.

Weather: The unofficial NASCAR weatherman, Brian Neudorff, predicts cool fall weather with race temperatures in the 50s for most of the event. It should be chilly, put pleasant.

Last time: Kasey Kahne won the Coca-Cola 600 in May, his first win for Hendrick Motorsports. And one year ago in the Charlotte fall race, Matt Kenseth pulled away from Kyle Busch over the final 12 laps to easily win.

Starting lineup for Saturday night's NASCAR race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (Chase drivers in BOLD):

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