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The Underdog House: Erik Jones Returns No. 43 to Former Glory

Nascar Cup Series

#43: Erik Jones, Petty GMS, Chevrolet Camaro FOCUSfactor

It had been nearly a decade since Richard Petty’s famous No. 43 had started on the front row for a NASCAR Cup Series race. The last occurrence happened in 2013, when Aric Almirola sat on the pole for the fall Talladega event.

However, the streak came to a halt with the Wise Power 400 at Auto Club Speedway (Feb. 27) when Erik Jones piloted the No. 43 to the outside pole position.

The Underdog House: Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum Previews 2022 NASCAR Underdogs

Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

If you would have told me as recently as a year ago that the NASCAR Cup Series would be circling around the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to open 2022, you probably would have gotten a robust laugh from me. Fast forward to this Sunday, Feb. 6, and that far-fetched dream became a reality with the …

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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.

(Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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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