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The Clash Could Return to Los Angeles for Multiple Years

Sunday’s Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum could mark the first of three consecutive years the exhibition race is held there, based on an agreement between NASCAR and the University of Southern California, which manages the Coliseum.

Joe Furin, general manager of the LA Memorial Coliseum, told NBC Sports on Tuesday that NASCAR’s agreement is a three-year deal — with options on the last two years. NASCAR holds the option of if to continue the event at the Coliseum.

NASCAR has 90 days after Sunday’s race to state if it wishes to return next year, Furin said. That would give NASCAR a deadline of May 6 to decide if to hold the Clash at the LA Memorial Coliseum in 2023.

Furin told NBC Sports on Tuesday that a crowd of 50,000 – 60,000 is expected for Sunday’s race. The Coliseum seats 78,000, but Furin said 14 rows of lower level seats are not being used for fan safety, putting capacity in the 60,000 range.

NBC Sports