For the first time in NASCAR Cup Series history, the series is racing in Madison, Ill., just outside St. Louis. The Enjoy Illinois 300 will take place Sunday at Gateway Motorsports Park (3:42 pm ET green flag; FS1, TSN5, MRN).
The track has been a part of the Truck and Xfinity series calendars in recent years, but most of the Cup field is not too familiar with the slick turns of the World Wide Technology Raceway track.
The Enjoy Illinois 300 is replacing the Pocono Organics CBD 325, which took place from 1982-2021. How will racers respond to the new surface? It’s not every day that NASCAR drivers race on terrain they haven’t experienced before.
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Sporting News has you covered on the results of Saturday’s qualifying, as well as the starting order for Sunday’s Enjoy Illinois 300.
Enjoy Illinois 300 qualifying results
Final group results
|Finish||Driver||Lap time (sec.)|
Who won the pole for the NASCAR race at Gateway?
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Chase Briscoe claimed his first career Cup Series pole Saturday with a fastest lap of 138.274 mph, 0.499 mph faster than Team Penske’s Austin Cindric.
—NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 4, 2022
“This place is a lot of fun,” Briscoe told Fox Sports’ Jamie Little. “Both ends are just so opposite, your car’s never going to drive good in one of them. As a driver, you’ve got to figure out what your car needs to somewhat get around the corner on the other end.”
“Should be really exciting,” Briscoe added. “I’m glad I got the best seat starting out.”
.@ChaseBriscoe_14‘s first career NASCAR Cup Series pole is also the first ever at Gateway!
—Jamie Little (@JamieLittleTV) June 4, 2022
Starting lineup for Gateway race
The starting order for the Enjoy Illinois 300 at Gateway Motorsports Park and World Wide Technology Raceway:
|Starting pos.||Driver||Car No.||Team|
|1||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart Haas Racing|
|2||Austin Cindric||2||Team Penske|
|3||Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|4||Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|5||ryan blaney||12||Team Penske|
|6||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|7||Joey Logano||22||Team Penske|
|8||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart Haas Racing|
|9||Harrison Burton||21||Wood Brothers Racing|
|10||Ross Chastain||1||Trackhouse Racing|
|11||Kurt Busch||45||23XI Racing|
|12||Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|13||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|14||Cole Custer||41||Stewart Haas Racing|
|15||Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|16||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|17||Michael McDowell||34||Front Row Motorsports|
|18||Bubba Wallace||23||23XI Racing|
|19||Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|20||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart Haas Racing|
|21||Erik Jones||43||Petty GMS Motorsports|
|22||Todd Gilliland||38||Front Row Motorsports|
|23||Daniel Suarez||99||Trackhouse Racing|
|24||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|25||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|26||Ty Dillon||42||Petty GMS Motorsports|
|27||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|29||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|30||Brad Keselowski||6||Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing|
|31||Cody Ware||51||Rick Ware Racing|
|32||Zane Smith||17||Front Row Motorsports|
|33||Josh Bilicki||77||Spire Motorsports|
|34||BJ McLeod||78||Live Fast Motorsports|
|36||Parker Kligerman||15||Rick Ware Racing|