The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to the Chicagoland Speedway this Sunday, July 1 for the 17th event of the 2018 season. The track has hosted the first race of the Playoffs from 2011-2017, but this year, they return to hosting the race during the summer like they had before 2011. 39 cars are on this weekend’s entry list with only a few changes to note.
Cole Custer will make his third career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start in the No. 51 for Rick Ware Racing. Custer last raced in the series at the Pocono Raceway and scored a 26th-place finish.
Timmy Hill is listed as the preliminary driver of the No. 66 car this week for Motorsports Business Management. Hill last drove for the team at the Michigan International Speedway and finished in the 35th position.
Corey LaJoie is back in the No. 72 car for Tri-Star Motorsports this weekend for his 8th start of the season. LaJoie will look to better his best finish of 24th this year which came at the Kansas Speedway back in May.
Opening practice takes place on Saturday, June 30, at 11:30 a.m. ET with coverage on NBCSN. The green flag waves on Sunday, July 1, at approximately 2:46 p.m. ET with coverage also on NBCSN.