2023 NASCAR Cup Series Chicago Street Course Race Page

Grant Park 220
Sunday, July 2, 2023
Downtown Chicago
Time: 5:00pm/et
TV: NBC -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

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Race Information

New Zealander Shane van Gisbergen wins Chicago Street Race in NASCAR debut: When the Grant Park 220 turned topsy-turvy at the 49-lap mark, the change didn’t slow New Zealander Shane van Gisbergen, the first driver to win a race in his first NASCAR Cup Series start since Johnny Rutherford accomplished the feat 60 years ago.  Driving the No. 91 Chevrolet under the aegis of Trackhouse Racing’s Project 91 program, the three-time Supercars champion charged from eighth on a Lap 61 restart to the front of the field and won the series’ first-ever street race on the Chicago Street Course in overtime.[Read More](7-2-2023)

Three-time Supercars Champion #91-Shane Van Gisbergen won the inaugural Grant Park 220 NASCAR Cup Series race at the Chicago Street Course in his Cup Series debut for Trackhouse Racing’s Project 91.
#31-Haley finished 2nd followed by #9-Elliott, #5-Larson, #8-Busch, #2-Cindric, #34-McDowell, #22-Logano, #54-Gibbs, and #17-Buescher.
Van Gisbergen is the first driver to win in his Cup Series debut since 1963.
He took the lead with 5 laps remaining and held the lead through a late caution and overtime attempt.
The race was shortened to 75 laps (from the scheduled 100) due to impending darkness, but ran 78 laps due to overtime.  The street course does not have lights bright enough for team or television to race at night. The race started 90 minutes later than scheduled after heavy rains throughout the afternoon.
The 33-year-old van Gisbergen drives a Chevrolet Camaro in the Supercars Championship for Triple Eight Race Engineering winning championships in 2016, 2021 and 2022. He owns 78 wins and 47 pole positions making him the fourth most successful driver in series history. He’s won the Bathurst 1000 in 2020 and 2022.
Pole winner #11-Hamlin lost the lead on the first lap, hit the tire barrier on turn two and was never in serious contention. He finished 11th.
Stage 1 & 2 were both won by #20-Bell.
There were 7 lead changes among 5 drivers and 9 cautions for 21 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 60.281mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points Standings, Owner Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Chicago:
Shane van Gisbergen won the Grant Park 220, his first victory in one Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2023.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in one race at Chicago Street Race.
Justin Haley (second) posted his first top-10 finish in one race at Chicago Street Race. It is his fourth top-10 finish in 2023.
Chase Elliott (third) posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Chicago Street Race.
Ty Gibbs (ninth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Martin Truex Jr. leads the point standings by 9 points over William Byron.
Van Gisbergen becomes the sixth driver born outside the United States to win a NASCAR Cup Series race joining Marcos Ambrose (Australia), Mario Andretti (Italy) Juan Pablo Montoya (Colombia), Earl Ross (Canada), and Daniel Suarez (Mexico).
The last time a Cup driver won his first career start was Johnny Rutherford at Daytona in 1963. It was a points paying qualifying race.
(NASCAR)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Chicago:
Race 18 of 26 in the regular season
1) #24-William Byron [3 wins], 582
2) #8-Kyle Busch [3 wins], 560
3) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. [2 wins], 591
4) #5-Kyle Larson [2 wins], 521
5) #1-Ross Chastain, [1 win] 573
6) #20-Christopher Bell [1 win], 570
7) #11-Denny Hamlin [1 win], 538
8) #12-Ryan Blaney, [1 win], 506
9) #22-Joey Logano [1 win], 491
10) #45-Tyler Reddick [1 win], 463
11) #47-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. [1 win], 418
12) #4-Kevin Harvick, 523, +151
13) #17-Chris Buescher, 476, +104
14) #6-Brad Keselowski, 463, +91
15) #23-Bubba Wallace, 387, +15
16) #54-Ty Gibbs, 378, +6 ahead of 17th
Outside the playoffs:
17) #99-Daniel Suarez, 372, -6 behind 16th
18) #34-Michael McDowell, 368, -10
19) #16-A.J. Allmendinger, 354, -24
20) #48-Alex Bowman, 352, -26
See the Driver Points Standings and Owner Points Standings.

Paint Schemes

Cars to the rear: #2-Cindric (unapproved adjustments), #4-Harvick (backup car), #9-Elliott (backup car), #24-Byron (unapproved adjustments), #31-Haley (unapproved adjustments), #38-Gilliland (unapproved adjustments), #47-Stenhouse, Jr. (backup car)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Grant Park 220 NASCAR Cup Series race at the Chicago Street Course have been made.
Pole winner #11-Hamlin chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #45-Reddick took the 11th stall, with an opening in front of it.
See all pit choices on the Chicago Pit Stall page.

#11-Denny Hamlin won the Busch pole for the inaugural Grant Park 220 NASCAR Cup Series race at the Chicago Street Course with speed of 89.557mph for his 3rd pole of the year and 39th of his career.
#45-Tyler Reddick will start second followed by #91-Shane Van Gisbergen, #20-Christopher Bell, #99-Daniel Suarez, #34-Michael McDowell, #5-Kyle Larson, #15-Jenson Button, #22-Joey Logano, and #16-A.J. Allmendinger.
The only issues in qualifying were separate accidents by #9-Elliott & #4-Harvick.
See the complete qualifying results and the Grant Park 220 Starting Lineup.

the Chicago Street Course – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Denny Hamlin won the Pole Award for the Grant Park 220 with a lap of 88.435 seconds, 89.557 mph.
This is his 39th pole in 632 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his third pole and ninth top-10 start in 2023.
This is his first pole in one races at Chicago Street Race.
Tyler Reddick (second) posted his 11th top-10 start of 2023 and his first in one race at Chicago Street Race.
Shane Van Gisbergen (third) posted his first top-10 start at Chicago Street Race. It is his first in one race this season.
Ty Gibbs (12th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR)

Qualifying Order

Practice for the Grant Park 220 NASCAR Cup Series race at the Chicago Street Course is complete after 50 minutes:
#91-Shane Van Gisbergen 88.473
#11-Denny Hamlin 88.262
#15-Jenson Button 88.260
#19-Martin Truex, Jr. 88.151
#20-Christopher Bell 87.934
Slowest: #21-Burton 85.849
Most laps run: #11-Hamlin & #22-Logano, 24 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 18 drivers): #11-Hamlin, 87.581
Notes: There were a number of smaller incidents during the session: #24-Byron got into the outside wall and broke a toe link. #2-Cindric spun and made contact with the wall. #31-Halye made contact with the tire barrier. #47-Stenhouse, Jr. made hard contact with the wall and tore up the left rear wheel.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run, and more on the Grant Park 220 Practice speeds page.

Crew Rosters

The entry list for the inaugural Grant Park 220 NASCAR Cup Series race at the Chicago Street Course is posted, 38 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Jenson Button, #51-Andy Lally, #78-Josh Bilicki, #84-Jimmie Johnson, #91-Shane van Gisbergen.
See the full entry list on the Grant Park 220 Entry List page.
UPDATE: Legacy Motor Club has withdrawn the entry for No. 84 Jimmie Johnson. 37 teams are now entered.

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