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NASCAR Offers Enhanced 2023 Busch Light Clash Experience

NASCAR has actively promoted next week’s Busch Light Clash exhibition at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with advertising on numerous media outlets and frequent press releases.

As a result of the inaugural Clash’s success, this year’s party will be bigger than ever to celebrate NASCAR’s 75th and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseium’s 100th anniversaries. Here’s a brief rundown of enhancements to look forward to at next weekend’s bash … oops, we mean Clash.


The format of this year’s Clash at the Coliseum is consistent with the 2022 Clash. However, there’s a small change in the amount of competitors battling it out for the trophy in the final 150 laps. NASCAR announced that 27 cars of the 40 entries will compete in the Clash’s main event, in comparison to last year’s 23.

For the first time in their 75-year history, there will also be a medal ceremony in victory lane, which is located beneath the Olympic cauldron of the Coliseum. The top three finishers of the Busch Light Clash will be awarded gold, silver and bronze medals.


NASCAR nearly doubled the size of its fan fest this year with the enthusiasm of one of the sport’s biggest sponsorships. Ally will host The Ally Pre-Race Party tailgate experience, expanding the fan fest to the south lawn instead of being limited to the Coliseum's Christmas Tree Lane. With the purchase of this add-on, fans will be able to walk the track, enjoy brunch and appearances by driver of the No. 48 Chevy Camaro, Alex Bowman, and friends.


For college students, NASCAR is offering a $40 general admission ticket to the Coca-Cola Torch Party Porch, bringing the energetic crowd of students from last year’s Turn 2 to the stairs of the Coliseum. With this change, students get to be up-close to all of the entertainment including driver introductions, honorary starter Caleb Williams, the Clash’s official Grand Marshal, Rob Lowe, Cypress Hill’s pre-race concert, Wiz Khalifa’s race-break concert, and Cheat Codes DJ’ing live during cautions with a special performance by Dixie D'Amelio.


The USC and UCLA decades-long rivalry continues at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum ahead of NASCAR’s Clash practice and qualifying on Saturday, February 4. USC Racing and UCLA’s Bruin Racing Formula SAE teams will race against each other in a time-trial competition featuring student-built race cars.

“These cars are designed by some of the brightest young minds in engineering and racing, and these students are proof positive that the future of our sport is in great hands” said Ben Kennedy, NASCAR’s Senior Vice President for Racing Development and Strategy. “We can’t wait for them to showcase their hard work and ingenuity on our LA Coliseum track.”


Sunset in Los Angeles, CA on February 5 is expected at 5:27p.m. PT, meaning spectators will have the pleasure of seeing a NASCAR finish under the lights in cooler weather conditions.

Practice and qualifying for the 2023 Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum begins at 3 p.m. PT on Saturday, Feb. 4. Heat races will begin at 2 p.m. PT on Sunday, Feb. 5. Shortly after 5 p.m. PT, the green flag will drop on the main event.

Tickets for the 2023 Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum begin at $65, and kids 12 and under are $10. Fans who want to take their race-day experience to the next level can upgrade to the Ally Pre-Race Party.

Fans are encouraged to get their tickets now while supplies last by visiting

Are you a student that wants exclusive access to the Coca-Cola Torch Porch Party?


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