NASCAR at Texas 500 2013: Start Time, Lineup, TV Schedule and More

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NASCAR at Texas 500 2013: Start Time, Lineup, TV Schedule and More
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The NASCAR schedule continues with a huge Sunday showdown, as the AAA Texas 500 in Fort Worth, Texas, gets ready to shake up the title picture even more.

Firmly in the midst of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, the world's best drivers will be competing for much more than one race, as a number of contenders look to put themselves in position for a championship moving forward.

Let's break down everything you need to know for the Texas 500.

Where: Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas

When: Sunday, Nov. 3, at 3 p.m. ET

Watch: ESPN

Live Stream: WatchESPN

2013 AAA Texas 500 Lineup
Position Driver
1 Carl Edwards
2 Brad Keselowski
3 Jimmie Johnson
4 Paul Menard
5 Kyle Busch
6 Matt Kenseth
7 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
8 Jeff Gordon
9 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
10 Marcos Ambrose
11 Kasey Kahne
12 Joey Logano
13 Ryan Newman
14 Denny Hamlin
15 Martin Truex Jr.
16 Juan Pablo Montoya
17 Aric Almirola
18 Greg Biffle
19 Kevin Harvick
20 Jeff Burton
21 Austin Dillon
22 Bobby Labonte
23 Parker Kligerman
24 Jamie McMurray
25 Elliott Sadler
26 Clint Bowyer
27 Casey Mears
28 David Gilliland
29 David Ragan
30 Danica Patrick
31 Kurt Busch
32 Trevor Bayne
33 Mark Martin
34 Josh Wise
35 Michael McDowell
36 Kyle Larson
37 Landon Cassill
38 Travis Kvapil
39 David Reutimann
40 Timmy Hill
41 Joe Nemechek
42 Dave Blaney
43 J.J. Yeley

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Drivers to Watch

Jimmie Johnson

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When things get going on Sunday afternoon, all eyes will be on Jimmie Johnson, as he aims to get back on top of the world of racing with another championship.

Coincidentally for Johnson, he's been at his best in Texas, seemingly finishing in the top 10 every time he appears at the speedway. He'll start in good position as the No. 3 driver in the pole.

Coming off a couple of inspiring performances, Johnson is right in the thick of things in the Chase and could really take a firm hold of the lead with a win on Sunday.

Matt Kenseth

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The 41-year-old is a co-leader in the Chase along with Johnson, and whoever notches the best finish on Sunday will get a big leg up moving forward. 

Kenseth finished in 12th place earlier this year in Texas but will be looking for a slightly better finish this time, as he's in the midst of a tight race with Johnson at the top of the Chase. 

If he can channel his career success at Texas, where he leads all drivers with 12 finishes in the top five, Kenseth could begin pulling away in the Chase. 

Carl Edwards

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Despite entering Sunday's race at No. 10 in the Chase and 76 points back, Carl Edwards will be an important driver to watch as he won the pole position. 

The 34-year-old got into the winner's circle in Fort Worth back in 2008, and with him coming off his first pole at Texas, it makes him an attractive option to get there again on Sunday.

Edwards entered the postseason as one of the favorites, before a 35th-place finish at Dover derailed his chances. But starting at the front of the pack in Texas will help him to finish his year off on a high note.

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