Well, Saturday was a fun one — Sunday should be just as good, if not better.
The stars of the NASCAR Cup Series will battle it out for 300 miles around the 1.250-mile World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway in the Enjoy Illinois 300, and it will be Kyle Busch who will lead the field to green.
Busch scored his first pole position in the last four seasons on Saturday. Now, he’ll look to score his third win in the RCR No. 8 car on Sunday. Click here for the full starting lineup.
Joey Logano won the inaugural running of this event a season ago, and the defending NASCAR Cup Series champion will start from the sixth position in Sunday’s race.
Chase Elliott, the sport’s most popular driver, and 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion, will be absent from this race as he serves a one-race suspension for intentionally crashing Denny Hamlin in last week’s Coca-Cola 600. Corey LaJoie, who usually drives the No. 7 Spire Motorsports entry, will fill in for Elliott.
LaJoie brushed the wall on his qualifying run and will start from the 30th position.
In LaJoie’s place in the No. 7 car, will be Carson Hocevar, who will make his NASCAR Cup Series debut. Hocevar will roll from the grid in the 26th starting spot.
As far as the NASCAR TV schedule goes, the coverage on Sunday will be on FS1 for the duration of the day.
NASCAR RaceDay, the pre-race show for the Enjoy Illinois 300 will begin at 2:00 PM ET, while the actual race broadcast will kick off on FS1 at 3:30 PM ET. The official green flag time for Sunday’s race is set for 3:42 PM ET.
NASCAR TV Schedule Sunday, June 4, 2023
|Time||Series||Event||TV / Streaming|
|2:00 PM ET||NASCAR Cup Series||RaceDay (pre-race): Enjoy Illinois 300 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway||FS1
FOX Sports App
|3:30 PM ET||NASCAR Cup Series||Race: Enjoy Illinois 300 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway||FS1
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