NASCAR is moving from the longer 600-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway to the oval-shaped World Wide Technology Raceway this weekend for the Enjoy Illinois 300.
The weekend will be filled with exciting racing action as the 1.25 mile long will host Next Gen cars and Cup Series racing for the first time.
Fresh off the weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, it will be interesting to see how the drivers face unfamiliar challenges in St. Louis after an action-packed Coca-Cola 600.
A total of 36 Cup Series cars are expected to start the race on Sunday, competing over 240 laps and 1.25 miles of bumper-to-bumper racing.
Being the first NASCAR Cup race to be held at World Wide Technology Raceway, the defending Cup Series champion once again topped the odds chart to win Sunday’s race with +800 odds.
Before Sunday’s race, there will be a qualifying race for the main event to determine the starting grid for the first, Enjoy Illinois 300.
The drivers with the best qualifying speed will take pole. The rest of the grid will be decided based on their finish times in Saturday’s qualifying race.
Where to watch NASCAR Enjoy Illinois 300 2022 qualifying at World Wide Technology?
Friday, June 3, 2022
Enjoy the Illinois 300: Workout will air on FS1 and will also air on the FOX Sports app at 5:05 p.m. ET.
Saturday, June 4, 2022
Enjoy the Illinois 300: Qualifying Race will stream live on FS1 and will also stream on the FOX Sports app at 11:00 a.m. ET.
Who are the top 5 in the points table after last weekend’s Coca-Cola 600?
With a DuraMAX Drydene 400 win and three top-five finishes, Chase Elliott tops the points chart with 489 points. He has topped the points table in the last 12 Cup races.
A two-time cup winner this season, Ross Chastain is second with 455 points and seven top-five finishes. He finished 15th last week.
Chastain was followed by Kyle Busch, who placed third with 452 points and the All-Star race winner placed fourth with 436 points. Joe Gibbs Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. with 430 points rounded out the top five.