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

It's NASCAR race day at Michigan International 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? Jimmy Howard, the Detroit Red Wings' starting goalie, will give the command to fire engines today along with his father, James, at 1:07 p.m. Eastern time. After a few pace laps, the race will go green at 1:16 p.m. ET. 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. ET. **Note: Weather is expected to impact the start of today's race. See below for more.**

Race name/distance: The Quicken Loans 400 is a 200-lap race around the 2-mile Michigan International Speedway for a total of 400 miles. This is the first race on Michigan's newly repaved racing surface.

TV, radio and live streaming: Today's race can be seen on TNT. This is TNT's second of six broadcasts this summer before handing the reins to ESPN for the rest. There IS live streaming of the race today, which can be found at's "RaceBuddy" site. 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: The U.S. Army Chorus A Capella Team will sing the national anthem today. That should be a big upgrade over the Michigan race of a few years ago, when Saving Abel butchered the anthem in an infamous performance.

Tickets: The race is not a sellout, so you should be good to go if you're planning to make a last-minute trip on race day.

Weather: The unofficial NASCAR weatherman, Brian Neudorff, says today's weather is not good. Neudorff expects overnight showers and storms to remain in the area throughout the morning, but he's optimistic there could be some racing later in the afternoon.

Last time: One year ago, Denny Hamlin held off Matt Kenseth to win at Michigan after a late caution with five laps to go. Then, last August, Hamlin's teammate Kyle Busch beat Jimmie Johnson in a green-white-checkered finish to win and clinch a Chase spot.

Starting lineup for today's NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway:

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