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NASCAR At Richmond: 2012 Start Time, Starting Lineup, TV/Radio Schedule And More

It's NASCAR race night at Richmond International Raceway, and we've got the actual race start time, the starting lineup and some other facts about Saturday's race for you below.

What time does the race start? The command to fire engines will be given by Virginia's lieutenant governor at 7:37 p.m. EDT. After the cars get rolling, the green flag will wave at 7:44 p.m. So if you want to skip the pre-race show and just tune in for the race, turn on your TV set by 7:44 p.m. Eastern time.

Race name/distance: The Capital City 400 is a 400-lap race around the 3/4-mile Richmond International Raceway. So for those of you who aren't math majors, the actual race distance is 300 miles.

TV and radio: The race can be seen on FOX. Every Sprint Cup Series race through May will be on the FOX network. Unfortunately, there is no live streaming of the race – but you can listen on the Motor Racing Network's Web site (just click the red link). You can also check MRN's site for a list of affiliate stations in your area.

*** NOTE: If you're out and about tonight 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: A military band from nearby Langley Air Force Base will do the honors. Can't go wrong with a military act.

Tickets: Richmond is not a sellout, so you're safe to take a chance on finding tickets at the gate if you want to make a last-minute trip.

Weather: The unofficial NASCAR weatherman, Brian Neudorff, says it will be a chilly night in Virginia with a chance of scattered showers in the area. Let's hope the race stays dry.

Last time: One year ago, Kyle Busch won at Richmond to win his third straight spring race at the short track. Then, at the Chase cutoff race last fall, Kevin Harvick went to Victory Lane after a suspicious spin by teammate Paul Menard brought out a late caution.

Starting lineup for Saturday's NASCAR race at Richmond International Raceway:

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