NASCAR At New Hampshire 2012: Loudon Start Time, Starting Lineup, Live Streaming, TV/Radio Schedule 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 today's race for you below.

What time does the race start today? A sponsor exec will give the command to fire engines today at 1:08 p.m. Eastern time, followed by a few pace laps and the waving of the green flag at 1:16 p.m. So if you're looking to skip the pre-race show and just tune in for the race itself, turn on your TV set at 1:16 p.m. EDT.

Race name/distance: The Lenox Industrial Tools 301 is a 301-lap race around the New Hampshire Motor Speedway – nicknamed the "Magic Mile" for a total of ... 318.46 miles? Wait, what? Yes, as it turns out, New Hampshire is more than a mile: It's 1.058 miles. We're guessing the "Lenox Industrial Tools 318.46" doesn't sound as good though.

TV, radio and live streaming: The race can be seen on TNT. This is TNT's final race of six broadcasts this summer before handing the reins to ESPN for the rest of the season beginning at Indianapolis (there's an off week next weekend). There IS live streaming of the race today, which can be found at NASCAR.com's "RaceBuddy" site. If you'll be away from your computer and TV, check the Performance Racing Network's web site for a list of affiliate radio stations in your area.

*** NOTE: If you're out and about and can't watch the race, make sure to follow me (@jeff_gluck) on Twitter. I'll be tweeting updates about the event. ***

National anthem: Emma Joanis, a 12-year-old winner of the track's "Speedway Star" competition, is doing the honors today. Let's hope she does a good job, since we'd hate to see a kid ridiculed on Twitter (the typical response to a bad anthem).

Tickets: New Hampshire usually has a strong crowd, but the race hasn't been announced as a sellout. If you're looking to make a last-minute trip, tickets should be no problem.

Weather: Uh oh. The unofficial NASCAR weatherman, Brian Neudorff, says today's forecast is iffy and could feature rain showers that might delay the proceedings. Make sure to check our StoryStream for updates as the race gets closer.

Last time: The 2011 season at New Hampshire was all about Stewart-Haas Racing. SHR had a season sweep, with Ryan Newman winning the spring race and Tony Stewart continuing his championship run with a win in the fall.

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

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