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By Fred Altieri
Sports Reporter 

Clash at the Coliseum Rarin' to Go

Saturday Features Busch Light Pole Award Qualifying


February 2, 2023

Fred Altieri

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum hosts NASCAR's Clash for 2nd consecutive year

For the second consecutive year Los Angeles will host NASCAR's season opening event. Celebrating its 75th year, NASCAR announced that the 2023 Clash at the Coliseum is ready to go. Construction is complete, the painting is finished and the NASCAR Cup Series teams are parked outside the iconic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Now it's time for the stars of the NASCAR Cup Series to compete. Action Saturday begins at 3 p.m. with NASCAR Cup Series practice, followed by Busch Light Pole Award qualifying at 5:30 p.m. Gates open for fans at Noon, which includes access to an expanded fan fest!

On Sunday, gates open at 10 a.m. and heat races begin at 2 p.m., followed by a performance by Cypress Hill. And then shortly after 5 p.m., Rob Lowe will give the command to start engines and Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams will wave the green flag for the main event. Wiz Khalifa will perform during the mid-race break, and DJ trio Cheat Codes will keep the party going during the caution breaks.

Fred Altieri

Stage is set for NASCAR 2023 season event opener at L.A. Coliseum

Fans are encouraged to secure their tickets now while they last at 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, which includes brunch, a drink ticket for Busch & Coca-Cola products, exclusive entertainment, a pre-race track walk and a special appearance from driver Alex Bowman. Fans are encouraged to get their tickets now while supplies last by visiting It's one of the many anticipated events taking place this year as a part of the venue's centennial anniversary celebration: "Coliseum Forever."

College students can experience the Busch Light Clash from The Coca-Cola Torch Party Porch for just $40. This standing-room-only general admission section, located on the Coliseum's peristyle steps, provides college students with up-close access to all the musical entertainment, driver introductions and racing action. College students can take advantage of this exclusive offer by visiting


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