Busch Light Clash kicks off NASCAR’s 2022 race season at the Los Angeles Coliseum

NASCAR is coming to Hollywood. The Los Angeles Coliseum hosts the very first Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum Sunday. 

This preseason exhibition kicks off NASCAR’s racing season on FOX ahead of the Daytona 500, also airing on the network later this month. 

Sunday’s event will feature celebrity appearances and live music performances from Pitbull and Ice Cube. NASCAR’s Next Gen car will be unveiled at the race as a symbol of the sport’s return to stock car racing. NASCAR says the car is designed to test the skills of the top racecar drivers. 

The Clash at the Coliseum will also mark the return of the sport’s biggest racers to their teams, including Chase Elliot, Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch, Ryan Blaney, Joey Logano, William Byron, Kevin Harvick, and Martin Truex Jr. 

NASCAR Clash at the Coliseum

NASCAR has transformed the storied Los Angeles Coliseum into a racetrack for the very first Busch Light Clash. (Photo courtesy of FOX)

This preseason exhibition race will feature 23 cars on a quarter-mile track in the Coliseum, and NASCAR will use heat races to establish the field for Sunday’s race. 

The top three finishers from each qualifying heat will advance to the 150-lap main event. The 23rd and final spot in the main event will go to 2021 cup champion Kyle Larson, who earned the spot because he finished with the highest driver standing last year, FOX Sports’ Bob Pockrass reports. 

Watch how NASCAR transformed the Los Angeles Coliseum into a 1/4-mile racetrack. 

Don’t miss The Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum at 5 ET Sunday only on FOX.

This story was reported from Washington, D.C.