IndyCar Series

Firestone 550 2012: Start Time, Lineup, TV Schedule and More

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 27:  Dario Franchitti (C) of Scotland, driver of the #50 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda crosses the yard of bricks start/finish line to take the checkered flag ahead of teammate Scott Dixon (R) of New Zealand, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda and Tony Kannan (L) of Brazil, driver of the #11 GEICO-Mouser Electronics KVRT Chevrolet to give Franchitti the win in the IZOD IndyCar Series 96th running of the Indianpolis 500 mile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 27, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Nicholas GossCorrespondent IJune 5, 2012

Two weeks after the Indianapolis 500, IndyCar will move to Texas on Saturday night for the 2012 Firestone 550 in what should be one of the most exciting races of the schedule.

Dario Franchitti, who won the Indy 500 last month, will look to defend his title at this race.

Since it's one of the best racing events in the state of Texas, the Firestone 550 will be packed with racing fans throughout the week leading up to Saturday's big race.

Let's look at all you need to know so you don't miss any of the racing action at Texas Motor Speedway.

 

Race Information

Watch: NBC Sports Network

When: Saturday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m. ET

Where: Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas

 

Qualifying Information

Watch: NBC Sports Network

When: Friday, June 8 from 7:30 p.m. ET

Where: Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 27:  Dario Franchitti (C) of Scotland, driver of the #50 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda crosses the yard of bricks start/finish line to take the checkered flag ahead of teammate Scott Dixon (R) of New Zealand, driver of the #9 Tar
Nick Laham/Getty Images

 

Lineup Update after Qualifying (Friday, June 8 at 8:42 p.m. ET)

1) Alex Tagliani

2) Dario Franchitti

3) Graham Rahal

4) Scott Dixon

5) Will Power

6) James Hinchcliffe

7) Tony Kanaan

8) Mike Conway

9) Marco Andretti

10) Takuma Sato

11) Simon Pagenaud

12) Ryan Briscoe

13) Oriol Servia

14) Rubens Barrichello

15) Ryan Hunter-Reay

16) EJ Viso, Dallara-Chevy

17) Helio Castroneves

18) Charlie Kimball

19) Justin Wilson

20) Ed Carpenter

21) James Jakes

22) Katherine Legge

23) Simona de Silvestro

24) JR Hildebrand

25) Josef Newgarden

DETROIT - JUNE 03:  Will Power of Australia drives his #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevy Dallara DW12 during the IZOD INDYCAR Series Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix on Belle Isle on June 3, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty I
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Prediction

Expect Dario Franchitti to have another strong performance in Texas and continue his climb up the IndyCar standings with a fantastic race in the 2012 Firestone 550.

He will win this race and put pressure on IndyCar points leader Will Power.

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