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Zach’s Turn: How Does NASCAR Cash in on Clash?

NASCAR Clash at the Coliseum Joey Logano Kyle Larson Justin Haley William Byron

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LOS ANGELES — From the very start, NASCAR knew trying to race inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was a gamble. The risk was worth it and NASCAR hit the jackpot. The 2022 Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum was an undeniable success. Inside the confines of a football stadium sat over 50,000 spectators, 70% …

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Stock Car Scoop: Was NASCAR’s Clash at the Coliseum a Triumph?

2022 La Coliseum Cup Tyler Reddick Kyle Busch Pack Racing Jared C Tilton Getty

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After a wild Sunday (Feb. 6) afternoon where Joey Logano emerged triumphant in NASCAR’s Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Coliseum, Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek had a lot to break down – the former at the track in L.A. and the latter on the other side of the country in Virginia. How much …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2022 Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum

Joey Logano wins the inaugural 2022 Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum (Photo: NKP)

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What happened? Joey Logano won the Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Coliseum’s inaugural NASCAR Cup Series event on Sunday evening (Feb. 6). He was followed closely by Kyle Busch, who wound up second. Austin Dillon, Erik Jones and Kyle Larson completed the top-five finishers. How did it happen? From the start, the winning choice …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2022 Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum

The field takes the green in the 2022 Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Coliseum to start the NASCAR season.

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Who … should you be talking about after the race? Part of what made the 2022 Busch Light Clash interesting was the fact some different drivers worked their way into the conversation on the quarter-mile L.A. Coliseum bullring. Justin Haley won his heat, while Ryan Preece, rookie Harrison Burton and even hard-luck Cody Ware made noise …

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Joey Logano Wins NASCAR’s Inaugural Busch Light Clash at L.A. Coliseum

Joey Logano on track at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 2/6/2022 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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Joey Logano won the first Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Coliseum Sunday (Feb. 6). In doing so, he captured the first race in the NASCAR Cup Series’ Next Gen car and became the first repeat winner of the season-opening event in the past six years. After a few calm heat races and chaos …

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2022 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings: Nos. 10-1

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It’s the final day of Frontstretch‘s 2022 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings, where we’re counting down the top 30 NASCAR Cup Series drivers before the cars hit Daytona International Speedway this month, as voted on by the Frontstretch staff. Who made our top 10? Read on to find out. And if you missed parts one and two, catch up …

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Frontstretch 5: Things That Made the 2021 NASCAR Season So Great

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Leading up to the Daytona 500, we were all told by FOX Sports that the 2021 NASCAR season would be the best one ever. Now that we’re at the end of it (hard to believe, am I right?), it’s now our turn to analyze and reflect on everything that the season gave us. From big …

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Up to Speed: NASCAR Playoff Points of the Past Revisited

NASCAR Playoff drivers Chase Elliott and Martin Truex Jr. lead the field at Phoenix Raceway. (Photo: NKP)

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Earlier this year, I explored how NASCAR playoff points earned during the regular season impacted drivers’ performances in the playoffs themselves.  The goal of that study was to determine if a driver’s playoff point total could predict when they would be eliminated from title contention.  I also wanted to see if there were any notable …

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One For the Road With Brad Keselowski

Brad Keselowski at Phoenix Raceway

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PHOENIX – Two parties took place Sunday night at Phoenix Raceway. There was a large one on the fronstretch which attracted most of the attention, as Kyle Larson began his reign as the NASCAR Cup Series champion. But as the crowd cheered him on, a much more intimate good time began to unfold on pit …

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Todd Gordon Keeping It Real with Final NASCAR Race

Todd Gordon chats with Ryan Blaney at Talladega Superspeedway. (Photo: NKP)

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When Todd Gordon woke up Monday morning (Nov. 1), the main thought on his mind wasn’t on his last race as a NASCAR crew chief.

It was on the “disappointment” that he and the rest of Ryan Blaney’s No. 12 Team Penske crew weren’t able to advance out of the Round of 8 in the Playoffs.

“But that’s past,” Gordon told Frontstretch Saturday in the Phoenix Raceway garage. “You can’t do anything about what happened there. (I’m) looking forward to having one more great run.”

2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Step In & Stop Disrespectful Racing?

John Hunter Nemechek NASCAR Martinsville

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This past weekend’s races at Martinsville Speedway brought up some conversation about drivers’ respect for others. Truck Series veteran Matt Crafton was particularly brash about his thoughts, saying the only way to handle the lack of respect is to “punch someone in the mouth.” With Crafton’s mentality being an old-school approach, many suggested that NASCAR …

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