NASCAR 2023 Picks: Enjoy Illinois 300 Prediction, Preview, and Odds (June 4)

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  • Enjoy Illinois 300 takes place at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway this weekend
  • This weekend’s race is only the second edition of the contest

The NASCAR action moves to Illinois this weekend, as the Enjoy Illinois 300 is staged at World Wide Technology Raceway. It is only the second time that this 300-mile race has been staged on the Cup Series schedule, and it promises to be a fascinating edition of the race.

Schedule and How To Watch

  • When: Sunday, June 4, 2023, at 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, Madison, Illinois
  • How To Watch: FS1

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Event Preview

For just the second time, the Enjoy Illinois 300 will be staged on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule. The race replaced the Pocono Organics CBD 325, and was added to the schedule at the start of last season. A total of 300 miles is covered in the race, and it is made up by 240 laps. The first stage consists of 45 laps, before stage two sees 95 laps completed. Meanwhile, the final stage sees the final 100 laps contested.

Joey Logano claimed victory in the first edition of the race 12 months ago, as he landed victory following a dramatic period of overtime. The win was a major success for Team Penske, and they will be among the leading contenders to repeat that success in 2023.

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Kyle Larson will be among the front runners for success this weekend, despite struggling to 30th place in the Coca-Cola 600 last weekend. That was the second straight race on the Cup Series schedule that he had failed to finish in the top 20. Last weekend’s race winner was Ryan Blaney, who moved up to second in the overall standings with his first win of the season.

Ross Chastain still leads the overall standings, but he is still yet to win a race this season. William Byron could be a solid contender this weekend, as his incredible run of form continued after finishing second. That finish means that he has now finished in the top four in each of the last four races.

NASCAR 2023: Enjoy Illinois 300 Prediction

A wide-open renewal of the race awaits this weekend. However, we will be taking a chance on the red-hot William Byron. We could also see Martin Truex Jr going close this weekend after finishing third in the Coca-Cola 600 last weekend.

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