NASCAR At Dover 2012: Start Time, Lineup, TV/Radio Schedule, Live Streaming Info And More

It's NASCAR race day at Dover International Speedway, and we've got the actual race start time, the starting lineup and some other facts about today's AAA 400 for you below.

What time does the race start today? First of all, you'll note a later start time than most Sunday races due to the Chase: Most Sunday races in the final 10 weeks will begin at 2 p.m., and the last few races will start at 3 p.m. As for today's race, former NFL defensive star Brian Dawkins will tell the drivers to start their engines at 2:09 p.m. Eastern. The exact start time of the Dover race is 2:16 p.m. ET.

Race name/distance: Today's race is the AAA 400. The math here is pretty simple: It's 400 laps around the 1-mile Dover International Speedway for a total of 400 miles.

TV, radio and live streaming: Today's race can be seen on ESPN. Every race for the rest of the year will be on ESPN except for Charlotte (which is on ABC). There IS live streaming of the race today, which can be found at's "RaceBuddy" site and on the "Watch ESPN" app. If you'll be away from your computer and TV, check the Motor Racing Network's web site for a list of affiliate radio stations in your area.

*** NOTE: If you're out and about today 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: Country megastars Lonestar will perform a pre-race concert and then sing the national anthem. After all, they're already there. (SORRY, LAME JOKE!)

Tickets: The race is far from a sellout, as Dover has struggled as much or more than any other track in NASCAR during the down economy. If you want to show up on race day and get a ticket, there are plenty available.

Weather: The unofficial NASCAR weatherman, Brian Neudorff, says today's weather in Dover should be mild and in the low 70s with just a small chance of scattered showers. A nice fall day in Delaware.

Last time: Jimmie Johnson won the spring race at Dover and then donned a rainbow wig in tribute to his sponsor (Madagascar 3). One year ago, it was Kurt Busch who went to Victory Lane despite Johnson being perhaps the best car of the day.

Here's the starting lineup for today's NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway (Chase drivers in bold):

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