NASCAR RETURNS TO LA COLISEUM
On Sunday, Feb. 4, 23 drivers will compete in a 150-lap exhibition race at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Dubbed the “Clash at the Coliseum,” this annual preseason event takes place on the quarter-mile asphalt oval, transforming the iconic site of Super Bowls, the Olympics and the World Series into a race track for NASCAR fans.
Starting in 2022, the Clash moved to the Coliseum, and although the atmosphere and venue may be unique, most drivers seem to agree that it’s just like any other track. The short quarter-mile size will make it a loud and fun experience for fans as well as the drivers.
The weekend’s events will kick off with practice, qualifying, and heat races on Saturday, Feb. 3. The top five finishers from each heat race will advance to the main event on Sunday, along with the top two finishers from the last chance qualifier. The starting lineup for the final race will be determined by the fastest lap times from the final practice session on Saturday.
The main event will consist of 150 laps with a timed break at the halfway point, lap 75. The race must end under green, and drivers must complete the final laps without any caution periods. Last year, Martin Truex Jr. took home the victory, with Austin Dillon and Kyle Busch following close behind in second and third place, respectively.
2024 Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum
WHERE: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 3911 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles
WHEN: 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4
COST: Tickets start at $55