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NASCAR starting lineup: Kyle Busch claims pole position in qualifying for Enjoy Illinois 300 race

We’ve got updates as qualifying settles the starting lineup for Sunday’s Enjoy Illinois 300 at the World Wide Technology Raceway.

William Byron, driver of the #24 Liberty University Patriotic Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 29, 2023 in Concord, North Carolina. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

NASCAR’s Cup Series will head back to Madison, Illinois for the second year in a row. The inaugural Enjoy Illinois 300 race was a success in 2022, with the second iteration set to take place on Sunday, June 4. The day prior, qualifying is set to take place. Practice will begin early at 10 a.m. ET with qualifying following at 10:45 a.m. ET, both on FS1.

The World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway in Illinois will utilize the one-lap qualifying format. There will be a 15-minute warm-up/practice session where the drivers will be assigned into two groups. Then, the drivers in Group A will run a single-car, one-lap qualifier. The five fastest drivers will advance to the final round of qualifying. This process is repeated with the drivers in Group B with its five fastest drivers also advanced to qualifying’s final round. The 10 remaining drivers will run a new single-car, one-lap qualifier. The fastest driver from the final round will earn the pole position as the starting lineup is settled.

Kyle Larson heads into race weekend with the best odds of winning at DraftKings Sportsbook. He is installed at +500 and is followed by William Byron (+700), Kyle Busch (+750), Ryan Blaney (+850) and Joey Logano (+850).

Here is the full entry list for Sunday’s Enjoy Illinois 300 Cup Series race. We’ll update it with the full starting lineup as qualifying wraps.

2023 Enjoy Illinois 300 Starting Lineup

Pos. Driver Car #
Pos. Driver Car #
1 Kyle Busch 8
2 Ryan Blaney 12
3 Denny Hamlin 11
4 Kevin Harvick 4
5 Martin Truex Jr 19
6 Joey Logano 22
7 William Byron 24
8 Ross Chastain 1
9 Tyler Reddick 45
10 Austin Cindric 2
11 A.J. Allmendinger 16
12 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 47
13 Daniel Suarez 99
14 Harrison Burton 21
15 Ty Gibbs 54
16 Austin Dillon 3
17 Christopher Bell 20
18 Alex Bowman 48
19 Brad Keselowski 6
20 Bubba Wallace 23
21 Michael McDowell 34
22 Kyle Larson 5
23 Justin Haley 31
24 Aric Almirola 10
25 Chase Briscoe 14
26 Carson Hocevar 7
27 Chris Buescher 17
28 Todd Gilliland 38
29 Ryan Preece 41
30 Corey Lajoie 9
31 Erik Jones 43
32 Noah Gragson 42
33 Ty Dillon 77
34 B.J. McLeod 78
35 Gray Gaulding 15
36 J.J. Yeley 51