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NASCAR At Watkins Glen 2012: Starting Lineup, TV Schedule & More

The 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rolls into Watkins Glen on Sunday for the Finger Lakes 355. Jeff Gordon picked up a win he desperately needed last week to gain possession of a Wild Card spot -- for the moment. There are a handful of drivers within striking distance of the Wild Card with five races left to go before the cutoff. The field has already admitted that they'll all be trying to make sure Gordon doesn't pick up the win.

Gordon will be 12th in the staring lineup on Sunday and will be driving with purpose in what promises to be perhaps the most unpredictable race of the season.

Sunday's race will be televised on ESPN. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 10:20 a.m. PT. There is a low chance of rain and the temperature should be in the high 70s. There IS live streaming of the race today, which can be found at's "RaceBuddy" site and on the "Watch ESPN" app. 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 starting lineup for Sunday's Finger Lakes 355 at Watkins Glen:

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

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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