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NASCAR At Daytona 2012: Coke Zero 400 TV Schedule, Starting Lineup & More

Daytona International Speedway will play host to the Coke Zero 400 on Saturday night, under the lights in hot and humid Florida. The latest stop in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is in celebration of the Fourth of July and Jeff Gordon hopes he can pick up a much-needed win.

Gordon will start the race in the No. 5 slot in the stating grid. Fellow Bay Area driver AJ Allmendinger is also sitting pretty, in the No. 8 spot in the starting lineup. Both drivers really need a strong showing to keep any hopes alive of staying in the hunt for the Cup. Overall Sprint Cup points leader Matt Kenseth will hold the pole position for the race.

The green flag is scheduled to wave at 4:53 p.m. PT and will be the fifth of six races this year that will be broadcast on TNT. There IS live streaming of the race tonight, 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.

Here is the full starting lineup for Saturday's Coke Zero 400 at Daytona:

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

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