Quick Bit: Sporting News has you covered on the results of Saturday’s qualifying, as well as the starting order for Sunday’s Enjoy Illinois 300.

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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 p.m. 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.)
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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