Bank of America 500 2012: Start Time, Lineup, TV Schedule and More

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Bank of America 500 2012: Start Time, Lineup, TV Schedule and More
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The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup continues this weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina for the Bank of America 500. This race will be the only Saturday night race during the final weeks of the season.

Only 40 points separate leader, Brad Keselowski, and the No. 5 driver in the standings, Clint Bowyer.

With only six races left in the Chase, the race in Charlotte could make or break many of the drivers still in the hunt.

Here's everything you need to know for the Bank of America 500.

 

TV Schedule

Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC

When: Saturday, October 13 at 7 p.m. ET

Watch: ABC (Check local listings)

 

Lineup

POS CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR SPEED TIME BEHIND
1 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M / IDG 193.708 27.877 Leader
2 55 Mark Martin Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine 193.361 27.927 -0.050
3 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Quicken Loans 193.251 27.943 -0.066
4 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-Hour Energy Benefiting Avon Foundation for Women 193.043 27.973 -0.096
5 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet MyLowe's 192.995 27.980 -0.103
6 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 192.919 27.991 -0.114
7 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Best Buy 192.885 27.996 -0.119
8 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's 192.850 28.001 -0.124
9 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground 192.802 28.008 -0.131
10 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Time Warner Cable 192.644 28.031 -0.154
11 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Jimmy Johns 192.637 28.032 -0.155
12 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 192.561 28.043 -0.166
13 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger 192.212 28.094 -0.217
14 22 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Shell / Pennzoil 191.666 28.174 -0.297
15 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota Scott Products 191.605 28.183 -0.306
16 21 Trevor Bayne Ford Good Sam Club / Camping World 191.293 28.229 -0.352
17 43 Aric Almirola Ford Smithfield 191.286 28.230 -0.353
18 9

Marcos Ambrose

Ford Stanley 191.279 28.231 -0.354
19 99 Carl Edwards Ford Kellogg's 191.245 28.236 -0.359
20 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite 191.232 28.238 -0.361
21 78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet Furniture Row / Farm American 191.225 28.239 -0.362
22 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target / Kellogg's 190.691 28.318 -0.441
23 195 Scott Speed Ford B&D Electrical 190.691 28.318 -0.441
24 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet Menards / Pittsburgh Paints 190.617 28.329 -0.452
25 34 David Ragan Ford Glory Foods 190.382 28.364 -0.487
26 88 Regan Smith Chevrolet AMP Energy / National Guard 190.181 28.394 -0.517
27 13 Casey Mears Ford GEICO 190.027 28.417 -0.540
28 119 Mike Bliss Toyota Plinker Tactical 190.027 28.417 -0.540
29 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford Best Buy 189.987 28.423 -0.546
30 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet McDonald's 189.867 28.441 -0.564
31 30 David Stremme Toyota Inception Motorsports 189.687 28.468 -0.591
32 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Mobil 1 / Office Depot 189.587 28.483 -0.606
33 98 Michael McDowell Ford K-Love / Curb Records 189.587 28.483 -0.606
34 10 David Reutimann Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing 189.520 28.493 -0.616
35 37 J.J. Yeley Ford MaxQworkforce
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189.341 28.520 -0.643
36 38 David Gilliland Ford Glory Foods 189.255 28.533 -0.656
37 83 Landon Cassill Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper 189.168 28.546 -0.669
38 51 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet Phoenix Construction 189.142 28.550 -0.673
39 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 188.469 28.652 -0.775
40 32 Timmy Hill Ford U.S. Chrome 188.225 28.689 -0.812
41 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper 186.735 28.918 -1.041
42 36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing 186.322 28.982 -1.105
43 191 Reed Sorenson Toyota Aquaria USA 189.102 28.556 -0.679

 

Drivers to Watch

Brad Keselowski

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Keselowski comes into this race with a slim lead over Jimmie Johnson. If Keselowski wants to keep that lead, he will need a strong showing this weekend.

Qualifying didn't go as planned for him, as the No. 1 driver in the Sprint Cup standings earned the No. 20 position to start this race.

On top of that, Keselowski didn't have the fastest car on Friday, so that's just another factor he will have to overcome to win this race.

 

Jimmie Johnson

The five-time Sprint Cup winner is primed to take over the No. 1 spot in the standings if all goes well at Charlotte this weekend.

Johnson currently sits in second, just 14 points behind Keselowski, and after a strong showing at qualifying, Johnson will start in the No. 5 position.

Having won this race three times during his career, Johnson is easily the favorite to win the Bank of America 500. If he can do that, Johnson will surpass Keselowski and remain in perfect position to win yet another Sprint Cup.

 

Greg Biffle

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After finishing first in qualifying, Biffle is starting in an ideal position to win this race and looking to make up some ground on the leader, Keselowski.

He sits in ninth place in the standings, so the Sprint Cup is nowhere near out of reach.

Biffle has already proven to have one of the fastest cars this weekend, so there's no doubt he'll compete for the checkered flag in this race.

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