It's NASCAR race day at Texas Motor Speedway, and we've got the actual race start time, the starting lineup and some other facts about the Texas race for you below.
Start time: The command to start engines will be given by retired U.S. Army Master Aviator Gary Linfoot at 7:38 p.m. Eastern time (6:38 local). The actual start time of the race is estimated to be 7:46:30. Yep, you read that right – the estimated green flag time is 30 seconds past 7:46. Pretty specific, isn't it? An executive from Sprint is waving the green flag tonight.
Race name/distance: The race is called the Samsung Mobile 500, although it's actually not 500 miles. The real distance of the race is 501 miles, which is the result of 334 laps around the 1.5-mile Texas track.
TV and radio: As for all of the races through May, FOX is televising the race. 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: For those who are sick of singers screwing up the national anthem before the start of NASCAR races, fear not: There is no anthem singer at Texas. Instead, it'll be performed by the Army Ground Forces Band, also known as the "Brass Brigade." Should be a good one.
Last time: Denny Hamlin pulled off an incredible win, going to Victory Lane one year ago just days after he had surgery on his injured knee. Hamlin followed his spring Texas win with another victory there in the fall.
Starting lineup for the Texas Motor Speedway race tonight: