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NASCAR All-Star Race 2012 Time, Starting Lineup, TV, Radio And More

Though there's no points involved, this should still be a fun NASCAR weekend -- and a bit of a reprieve for drivers. The NASCAR All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway will be held on Saturday night, which is chalk full of fun NASCAR festivities.

The Sprint Showdown kicks things off on Saturday, and that will begin at 7:36 p.m. ET. The Sprint Showdown is a quick, 40 lap race which determines which two additional drivers will get to race in the All-Star race later at night.

The All-Star race itself is not scheduled to begin until just after 9 p.m. ET -- with an approximate time for the green flag being dropped at 9:12 p.m.

Courtesy Jeff Gluck, SB Nation's resident NASCAR guru, the starting lineup is as follows:

  1. Kyle Busch
  2. Ryan Newman
  3. Denny Hamlin
  4. Greg Biffle
  5. Kevin Harvick
  6. Jimmie Johnson
  7. Paul Menard
  8. Jeff Gordon
  9. Tony Stewart
  10. Regan Smith
  11. Trevor Bayne
  12. Clint Bowyer
  13. Carl Edwards
  14. David Ragan
  15. Matt Kenseth
  16. Mark Martin
  17. Kurt Busch
  18. Marcos Ambrose
  19. Brad Keselowski
  20. Kasey Kahne
  21. Sprint Showdown winner
  22. Sprint Showdown runner-up
  23. Sprint Fan Vote winner
Televised coverage of the race can be found on SPEED.

For more on NASCAR, be sure to check out SB Nation's NASCAR hub.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.