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NASCAR All-Star Race 2012: Greg Biffle, Kasey Kahne In The Running For Bragging Rights

For the next two weeks, NASCAR will be parked (get it?) at Charlotte for a pair of big weekends. Next week, the 2012 Sprint Cup Series will continue in earnest, but on Saturday, the 2012 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race will take place.

The All-Star Race, much like most other sports' All-Star games, has no bearing on the leaderboard standings, but the bragging rights for winning the competition are very real -- as is the $1 million check that goes to the victorious driver.

The All-Star Race is possibly the biggest event of the year for pomp, circumstance and literal fireworks. Both Washington drivers made it into the All-Star Race. Greg Biffle will start in the No. 4 Position and Kasey Kahne will be slotted in at No. 20 in the starting lineup.

The All-Star Race has a preliminary race. The Sprint Showdown is a 40-lap race to determine two of the last three entrants into the main event. The Showdown begins at approximately 4:30 p.m. PT and the All-Star Race green flag will be at 6:12 p.m. PT. The race will air on the SPEED Network and you can listen on the Performance Racing Network's Web site. You can also check PRN's site for a list of affiliate stations in your area.

Here's the starting lineup for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race:

  1. Kyle Busch
  2. Ryan Newman
  3. Denny Hamlin
  4. Greg Biffle
  5. Kevin Harvick
  6. Jimmie Johnson
  7. Paul Menard
  8. Jeff Gordon
  9. Tony Stewart
  10. Regan Smith
  11. Trevor Bayne
  12. Clint Bowyer
  13. Carl Edwards
  14. David Ragan
  15. Matt Kenseth
  16. Mark Martin
  17. Kurt Busch
  18. Marcos Ambrose
  19. Brad Keselowski
  20. Kasey Kahne
  21. Sprint Showdown winner
  22. Sprint Showdown runner-up
  23. Sprint Fan Vote winner

And here is the starting lineup for the Sprint Showdown:

  1. AJ Allmendinger
  2. Martin Truex Jr.
  3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  4. Jeff Burton
  5. Aric Almirola
  6. Landon Cassill
  7. Juan Pablo Montoya
  8. Bobby Labonte
  9. Travis Kvapil
  10. David Stremme
  11. Casey Mears
  12. David Reutimann
  13. Joey Logano
  14. Stephen Leicht
  15. Scott Speed
  16. David Gilliland
  17. Mike Bliss
  18. JJ Yeley
  19. Jamie McMurray
  20. Joe Nemechek
  21. Josh Wise
  22. Tony Raines

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