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Busch Light Clash Returning to L.A. Memorial Coliseum in 2024

The NASCAR Cup Series’ annual Busch Light Clash exhibition race will return to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the third straight year in 2024, NASCAR announced Sunday (Sept. 17).

In addition, the NASCAR Mexico Series will join the Cup Series at the quarter-mile stadium venue for a support race. Both races are scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 4.

“This is a tremendous win for our fans and our sport,” Ben Kennedy said in NASCAR’s press release. “Not only will the fans see the stars of the NASCAR Cup Series in action, they will also bear witness to the talent and skill that is found within the NASCAR Mexico Series.

“I can’t think of a better way to begin our 2024 season.”

The Clash is just the third race with a confirmed date in 2024, as NASCAR has yet to release its 2024 schedule. The Daytona 500 will officially open the Cup Series season on Sunday, Feb. 18, and Phoenix Raceway will host the championship race on Sunday, Nov. 3.

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Martin Truex Jr. won the 2023 Clash, while Joey Logano won the inaugural Clash at the L.A. Coliseum in 2022. The L.A. Coliseum normally is the home stadium for the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans football team.

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Anthony Damcott joined Frontstretch in March 2022. He is an editor and co-authors Only Yesterday (Wednesdays) and Fire on Fridays (Fridays); he is also the primary Truck Series reporter/writer and dabbles in SRX coverage too. A proud West Virginia Wesleyan College alum from Akron, Ohio, Anthony is currently pursuing a master's degree. He is a theatre actor and fight choreographer-in-training in his free time. He's a loyal fan of the Cincinnati Reds and Carolina Panthers, still hopeful for a championship at some point in his lifetime.

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Bobby DK

Needs to be bounced like Bristol dirt.


Here’s an idea:

The Walmart Series

Come and experience the wonder and excitement of the world’s greatest drivers as they navigate a 1/4 mile, orange cone lined oval in the parking lots of America’s most historic Walmart Supercenters. Everything a fan needs in one place.


If NA$CAR can figure a way to make cents with that idea they will! You better get credit for it! I’m guessing the Walmarts will be fighting for the chance to showcase Brian’s product. Now THAT would be entertainment and should be televised too.


It was rumored that the LA Busch Light Clash was going to be a points-paying race. Thankfully, it will not be. It is OK as an exhibition race, but too gimmicky to be a points race.

Meanwhile, it appears that there will be no more NASCAR races at California Speedway for the foreseeable future. The land is all sold off, however, the old track is still intact. The plans to convert California Speedway to a short track seem to have stalled out.


I would guess that the track was sold because of the value of the land and if they build a short track they will need land for parking and it is too valuable for that. Pinecrest Speedway in Toronto was sold for the same reason in the 70s.

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