• NASCAR Cup Series
  • Xfinity Series
  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

World Wide Technology Raceway

Enjoy Illinois 300 presented by TicketSmarter Results

June 5th, 2022

RESULTS

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FINAL STATUS

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Joey Logano

22 |

7

Running

245

22

44

5

2

Kyle Busch

18 |

12

Running

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66

46

0

3

Kurt Busch

45 |

11

Running

245

12

44

1

4

Ryan Blaney

12 |

5

Running

245

12

43

0

5

Aric Almirola

10 |

8

Running

245

0

43

0

6

Martin Truex Jr

19 |

13

Running

245

42

40

0

7

Erik Jones

43 |

21

Running

245

4

32

0

8

Ross Chastain

1 |

10

Running

245

0

35

0

9

Christopher Bell

20 |

3

Running

245

0

34

0

10

AJ Allmendinger

16 |

35

Running

245

0

0

0

11

Austin Cindric

2 |

2

Running

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26

36

1

12

Kyle Larson

5 |

15

Running

245

0

32

0

13

Alex Bowman

48 |

25

Running

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0

24

0

14

Justin Haley

31 |

28

Running

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0

23

0

15

Austin Dillon

3 |

29

Running

245

0

22

0

16

Tyler Reddick

8 |

4

Running

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0

29

0

17

Zane Smith

17 |

32

Running

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0

0

0

18

Michael McDowell

34 |

17

Running

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34

19

0

19

William Byron

24 |

24

Running

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0

18

0

20

Brad Keselowski

6 |

30

Running

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0

17

0

21

Chase Elliott

9 |

16

Running

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0

18

0

22

Todd Gilliland

38 |

22

Running

245

0

15

0

23

Daniel Suárez

99 |

23

Running

245

0

18

0

24

Chase Briscoe

14 |

1

Running

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27

13

0

25

Harrison Burton

21 |

9

Running

245

0

12

0

26

Bubba Wallace

23 |

18

Running

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0

11

0

27

Ty Dillon

42 |

26

Running

245

0

10

0

28

Josh Bilicki

77 |

33

Running

245

0

0

0

29

Cole Custer

41 |

14

Running

245

0

11

0

30

BJ McLeod

78 |

34

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0

7

0

31

Parker Kligerman

15 |

36

Running

245

0

0

0

32

Ricky Stenhouse Jr

47 |

27

Running

241

0

5

0

33

Kevin Harvick

4 |

20

Accident

235

0

4

0

34

Denny Hamlin

11 |

6

Running

234

0

10

0

35

Cody Ware

51 |

31

Power Steering

166

0

2

0

36

Corey Lajoie

7 |

19

Engine

72

0

1

0

  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Joey Logano

    POS1

    LEADER

    Joey Logano

    Driver badge number 22 |

  • POS 2 | 0.655

    Kyle Busch

    POS2

    0.655

    Kyle Busch

    Driver badge number 18 |

  • POS 3 | 0.913

    Kurt Busch

    POS3

    0.913

    Kurt Busch

    Driver badge number 45 |

Joey Logano claims historic first win in Cup Series' debut at WWT Raceway

MADISON, Ill. — In front of packed grandstands at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, Joey Logano beat Kyle Busch in an intense overtime battle, and Ross Chastain ate a gigantic piece of humble pie.

After a brake rotor failure sent Kevin Harvick‘s Ford rocketing into the Turn 3 wall on Lap 236 of a scheduled 240 in Sunday’s Enjoy Illinois 300, Busch, as the leader, picked the outside lane. Logano lined up beside Busch to the inside, with teammate Ryan Blaney behind him.

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After the overtime restart — with Blaney giving Logano‘s No. 22 Team Penske Ford a serendipitous shove — Logano and Busch swapped the lead until Busch washed up the track in Turns 3 and 4 on the white-flag lap.

That enabled Logano to secure the victory by .655 seconds and indulged his penchant for winning debut races in the NASCAR Cup Series. Last year, Logano won the inaugural event on the Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

“Thanks for coming out, guys,” Logano said, acknowledging the sellout crowd. “I hope you enjoyed that race. It doesn’t get much better than that. Racing for the lead like that with Kyle, one of the best. It was a lot of fun. Crossing each other back and forth. I knew it was coming. I did it to him; I knew he was going to do it to me. We crossed back and forth there a couple of times…

“What a great car, though. Really fast. I kind of messed up in qualifying, and (crew chief) Paul (Wolfe) made a great call putting two tires on (during the No. 22 Team Penske Ford‘s final pit stop). Blaney did a great job with the push down into (Turn) 1, which kept me close at least and being able to make the move. Good racing there.”

The victory was Logano‘s second of the season and the 29th of his career. Kurt Busch ran third behind Logano and Kyle Bush, with Ryan Blaney coming home fourth and Aric Almirola fifth.

The overtime didn‘t favor Kyle Busch‘s car, which performed best on long runs.

“Our car just took too long to come in,” Busch said. “Better on the long run. Better up top. Top is not good to fire off on, but great job by the Snickers guys. Again, we stayed in the running all day long and fought hard and thought maybe we could — but that was it.”

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As riveting as the drama of the overtime turned out to be, the subplot involving Chastain and his two primary victims — Denny Hamlin and Chase Elliott — drew the lion‘s share of the focus as the race developed.

On Lap 64, Chastain drove hard into Turn 1 behind Hamlin and knocked the No. 11 Toyota up the track and into the wall, ending Hamlin‘s chance at a strong finish. Hamlin subsequently expressed his displeasure by running Chastain down to the apron on the backstretch.

On Lap 101, contact from Chastain‘s Chevrolet turned Elliott‘s No. 9 Camaro and sent it spinning into the inside barrier off Turn 4. On the subsequent restart, Elliott got a measure of revenge when he rubbed Chastain‘s Chevy and moved it up the track.

Chastain rallied to finish eighth and expressed his remorse after the race. Elliott took 21st, and Hamlin — last weekend’s winner of the Coca-Cola 600 — was 34th, 11 laps down.

Chase Briscoe started from the pole position and led the first 27 laps until his No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford suffered a flat tire. He lost a lap after a pit stop and finished 24th on the lead lap.

Zane Smith, a late-hour sub in the No. 17 RFK Racing Ford after Chris Buescher contracted COVID-19 last week, finished 17th in his Cup Series debut. Smith was bumped into a pit-road spin by Michael McDowell’s No. 34 Ford during the Stage 1 intermission, but he continued with minimal damage.

Martin Truex Jr. finished sixth, followed by Erik Jones, Chastain, Christopher Bell and AJ Allmendinger, who won Saturday‘s debut Xfinity Series race at Portland International Raceway and started from the rear of the field with no prior laps on the track after flying to St. Louis for the Cup event.

The NASCAR Cup Series’ next race is scheduled next Sunday (4 p.m. ET, FS1, PRN, SiriusXM) at Sonoma Raceway.

NOTE: There were no issues found in NASCAR’s post-race inspection, thus confirming Logano as the winner.

Contributing: Staff reports