NASCAR lineup at Gateway: Starting order, pole for Enjoy Illinois 300 based on qualifying

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.

MORE: Watch the Enjoy Illinois 300 live with fuboTV (free trial)

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.)
1. Chase Briscoe 32.544
2. Austin Cindric 32.662
3. Christopher Bell 32.713
4. Tyler Reddick 32.724
5. ryan blaney 32.735
6. Denny Hamlin 32,760
7. Joey Logano 32.820
8. Aric Almirola 32.820
9. Harrison Burton 32.828
10. Ross Chastain 32,870

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.

“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.”

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
28 Justin Haley 31 Kaulig-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
35 AJ Allmendinger 16 Kaulig-Racing
36 Parker Kligerman 15 Rick Ware Racing

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