NASCARNASCAR Cup SeriesGALLERY: NASCAR Cup Series Practice, Qualifying at World Wide Technology Raceway

GALLERY: NASCAR Cup Series Practice, Qualifying at World Wide Technology Raceway

By Christian Koelle, Staff Photographer

The NASCAR Cup Series kicked off the Enjoy Illinois 300 presented by TicketSmarter weekend with practice and qualifying at World Wide Technology Raceway on Saturday with defending race-winner Joey Logano topping the speed charts in practice and Kyle Busch earning his first Cup Series pole since 2019. 

The session also featured the Cup car debut of Carson Hocevar and Corey LaJoie’s Hendrick Motorsports debut. 

Here is Saturday’s session behind the lens of our staff photographer Christian Koelle.

Christian Koelle
Christian Koellehttps://cckphotography.myportfolio.com/
Christian returns to Kickin' the Tires again in 2023 for his third straight season. He will mainly serve as a photographer for the organization while also being the main ARCA Menards Series writer. He currently plans to do at least 40 races across the three NASCAR National Series, ARCA Menards Series, IndyCar, and make his NHRA debut at Bristol in June. Christian's favorite race tracks include Nashville Superspeedway, Talladega Superspeedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Barber Motorsports Park, Martinsville Speedway, and Iowa Speedway among other tracks. One of Christian's dreams is for NASCAR or ARCA to return to Memphis International Raceway.
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