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NASCAR At Indianapolis 2012: Brickyard 400 TV Schedule, Starting Lineup & More

Jeff Gordon really has his back up against the wall now. He needs at least two wins before the cutoff to even entertain the notion of winning the Sprint Cup. And he needs one of those wins immediately. He will be No. 9 in the starting lineup at the Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis on Sunday and will be hoping for nothing less than the checkered flag.

AJ Allmendinger, meanwhile, failed his "B" test after an appeal for his substance abuse suspension and will now be suspended indefinitely by NASCAR. For the time being, Jeff Gordon is the only Bay Area driver in this year's Sprint Cup Series.

The green flag is scheduled to wave at 10:19 a.m. PT. This will be the first race of the season broadcast on ESPN, who will handle the television broadcasts for the remainder of the year. It will be a welcome change after six awful weeks of TNT coverage.

There IS live streaming of the race today, which can be found via the "Watch ESPN" app. If you'll be away from your computer and TV, check the Performance Racing Network's web site for a list of affiliate radio stations in your area.

Here is the complete starting lineup for Sunday's Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

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

For more on the Bay Area drivers and their chase for the Cup, stay tuned to this StoryStream. For all news and information regarding the 2012 Sprint Cup Series, please visit NASCAR Ranting & Raving or check out SB Nation's dedicated NASCAR hub.

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