Starting line-up, Sunday race TV program

The NASCAR Cup Series returns to Gateway for Sunday’s Enjoy Illinois 300 race at World Wide Technology Raceway.

Charlotte’s race weekend last week was eventful. The Cup and Xfinity races took place on Monday. The Coca-Cola 600 was won by Ryan Blaney, who won for the first time since 2021 in an excellent race that will keep him among the title contenders later this year.

Chase Elliott’s incident with Denny Hamlin was deemed intentional and triggered a one-race suspension for this week’s race. Corey Lajoie will drive the #9 Chevrolet, while Carson Hocevar will make his first career Cup Series start in Lajoie’s regular car, the #7 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet.

Here’s what you need to know about Sunday’s race:

SUSPENDED HUNT: NASCAR star Chase Elliott suspended for one race for intentionally destroying Denny Hamlin

LAST WEEK: Ryan Blaney survives Coca-Cola 600 mayhem to end long NASCAR Cup Series winless streak

NASCAR Cup Series schedule at the Gateway

Green Flag Time: 2:30 p.m. CT Sunday, June 4

Track: World Wide Technology Raceway (1.25 mile oval) in Madison, Illinois

Qualification : 9:45 a.m. CT qualifying Saturday (on FOX Sports 1)

Length: 240 laps, 300 miles

Steps: 45 rpm, 95 rpm, 100 rpm

TV coverage: FOX Sports 1

Radio: MRN (102.5 FM in Nashville)

Streaming: FOX Sports app (subscription required); and SiriusXM for audio (subscription required)

Xfinity Series this week: Pacific Office Automation 147 (75 laps, 147.52 miles) at Portland International Raceway, 3:30 p.m. CT Saturday on FOX Sports 1

Truck Series this week: Toyota 200 (160 laps, 200 miles) at World Wide Technology Raceway, 12:30 p.m. CT Saturday on FOX Sports 1

Take Advantage of the Illinois 300 Starter Training

Row 1

1. Kyle Busch, #8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet

2. Ryan Blaney, Team Penske Ford No. 12

Row 2

3. Denny Hamlin, No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

4. Kevin Harvick, #4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

Row 3

5. Martin Truex Jr., No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

6. Joey Logano, #22 Team Penske Ford

Row 4

7. William Byron, No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

8. Ross Chastain, #1 Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet

Row 5

9. Tyler Reddick, No. 45 23XI Racing Toyota

10. Austin Cindric, Team No. 2 Penske Ford

Row 6

11. AJ Allmendinger, #16 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet

12. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., #47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet

Row 7

13. Daniel Suarez, #99 Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet

14. Harrison Burton, No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford

Line 8

15. Ty Gibbs, No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

16. Austin Dillon, #3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet

Row 9

17. Christopher Bell, No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

18. Alex Bowman, #48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

Row 10

19. Brad Keselowski, #6 Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing Ford

20. Bubba Wallace, No. 23 23XI Racing Toyota

Row 11

21. Michael McDowell, No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford

22. Kyle Larson, #5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

Line 12

23. Justin Haley, #31 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet

24. Aric Almirola, #10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

Row 13

25. Chase Briscoe, #14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

26. Carson Hocevar, No. 7 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet

Row 14

27. Chris Buescher, #17 Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing Ford

28. Todd Gilliland, No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford

Row 15

29. Ryan Preece, #41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

30. Corey Lajoie, #9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

Row 16

31. Erik Jones, No. 43 Legacy Motor Club Chevrolet

32. Noah Gragson, No. 42 Legacy Motor Club Chevrolet

Row 17

33. Ty Dillon, #77 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet

34. BJ McLeod, #78 Live Fast Motorsports Chevrolet

Row 18

35. Gray Gaulding, #15 Rick Ware Racing Ford

36. JJ Yeley, #51 Rick Ware Racing Ford

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: NASCAR Gateway: Starting Lineup, TV Schedule for Sunday’s Cup Series Race

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