Saturday, February 5, 2022

Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum

Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum #BuschLightClash

New Era for NASCAR is Upon Us in 2022


NASCAR Cup Series

  • Next Race: Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum
  • The Place: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • The Date: Sunday, February 6
  • The Time: 6 p.m. ET
  • The Purse: $1,967,000
  • TV: FOX, 3 p.m. ET
  • Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
  • Distance: 37.5 miles (150 laps)
    • Stage Break: Lap 75


2021 Race Winner: Kyle Busch (Daytona Road Course)
2021 Race Winner: Kyle Busch (Daytona Road Course)


To jump start the 74th year of the NASCAR Cup Series, the premier division is ushering in a new era for the sport that is shaking up the status quo. A new car debuts on a new track, with the much-anticipated Next Gen car seeing its first on-track competition at the purpose-built, quarter-mile, asphalt oval inside the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.



On February 6, at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT on FOXMRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum fires the engines on the 2022 season at a track other than Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway for the first time since 1981 when the series opened its schedule at Riverside (Calif.) International Raceway.


This weekend’s event will be the 44th annual non-points exhibition race that has been hosted by the NASCAR Cup Series since 1979. The L.A. Memorial Coliseum is the third different venue to hold the Busch Light Clash – Daytona International Speedway hosted the event from 1979 to 2020 and then the Daytona Road Course put on the race in 2021.


The Next Gen car, and the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum are the just a few examples of all that is making up the new era the series is embarking on this season. Don’t forget, several new changes were made to the schedule in 2022, with the addition of World Wide Technology Raceway and also Homestead-Miami Speedway being moved back to the Playoffs.


“As we demonstrated last year, we are committed to creating the most dynamic schedule for our fans, long term,” said Ben Kennedy, NASCAR senior vice president of strategy and innovation. “With the addition of new and unique venues like the Coliseum and World Wide Technology Raceway, each in markets with passionate NASCAR fans, we’re continuing to build on bold changes to deliver the best racing in the world.”



source: NASCAR Media

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