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2022 Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum

Sunday, February 6, 2022
Los Angeles Coliseum
Time: 6:00pm/et
TV: FOX -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Race Information

The entry list for the 2022 Busch Light Clash at the LA Memorial Coliseum is posted. There are 36 drivers entered.
23 drivers will complete in the feature event. Notable entrants: #15-Ryan Preece, #51-Cody Ware, #77-Landon Cassill.
See the complete list on the 2022 Busch Clash Entry List page.


On Saturday, NASCAR Cup Series competitors will take to the track for practice sessions prior to single car qualifying runs to determine the starting order for the four scheduled heat races. The field will be open to 40 entrants.

On Sunday, on-track action will begin at 3:00pm/et on FOX, with four 25-lap heat races consisting of 10 cars each. Below is a breakdown on how the heat races will be filled out:

  • The top four fastest qualifiers from Saturday’s single vehicle qualifying session will be on the pole for each heat race, while cars that qualified fifth through eight will make up the other half of the front row in each heat.
  • The remainder of each field will be filled out using this methodology (Ex. – heat one will be made up cars with qualifying positions of one, five, nine, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37).
  • The top four finishers (16 total cars) from each heat race automatically advance through to the Busch Light Clash (8 p.m. ET, FS1), with the winner of heat one winning the pole and the heat two winner earning the outside pole.
  • The winners of heats three and four will fill out the second row, with the remaining order of these 16 cars being determined in the same manner.

The remaining six finishing positions from each heat (24 total cars) that did not advance will continue through to one of two 50-lap Last Chance Qualifying races. Below is a breakdown on how the Last Chance Qualifiers will be filled out:

  • The starting order for these two events will be determined based on finishing positions in the heat races.
  • Those that did not advance from heats one and three will make up the first Last Chance Qualifying race while the second race will be made of up those from heats two and four.
  • The fifth-place finishers from heats one and two will be on the pole in their respective Last Chance Qualifying races. The fifth-place finishers from heats three and four will be on the outside pole.
  • This pattern will continue to fill out 12 cars in each event.
  • The top three finishers (six total cars) from both Last Chance Qualifying races will advance to the Busch Light Clash, filling out positions 17 – 22 of the 23 available positions.

The final spot in the Busch Light Clash is reserved for the driver who finished the highest in the 2021 points standings who does not transfer on finishing position in the heat races or Last Chance Qualifying races.

All other drivers will be eliminated from competition for the remainder of the event weekend.

2022 Clash Format


Weekend on-track schedule

Times are Pacific Time (three hours behind Eastern)

Thursday, February 3
12:00 PM-2:00 PM NCS HAULERS ENTER (PARADE / EQUIPMENT UNLOADING )
4:30 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING
5:00 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Friday, February 4
2:00 PM-5:00 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
2:00 PM-5:00 PM NCS INSPECTION IN PROGRESS

Saturday, February 5
7:30 AM-7:00 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
8:00 AM-8:30 AM DRIVER TRACK WALK
8:30 AM-5:30 PM VIP GUEST CREDENTIALING OPEN
8:30 AM-7:00 PM NCS VIP GARAGE ACCESS PERMITTED
9:30 AM-11:30 AM NCS PRACTICE (GROUP A & B) TV: FS2
1:30 PM-5:30 PM NCS INSPECTION IN PROGRESS
5:30 PM-6:30 PM NCS QUALIFYING (IMPOUND) (SINGLE VEHICLE / THREE LAPS ALL POSITIONS) TV: Fs1

Sunday, February 6
7:30 AM NCS GARAGE OPEN
9:30 AM-10:30 AM NCS TEAM EQUIPMENT SET UP (TUNNEL ACCESS / INFIELD)
10:00 AM NCS VIP GARAGE ACCESS PERMITTED
11:50 AM DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (ALL HEATS – TUNNEL ENTRANCE STAGING AREA)
12:00 PM (3:00 PM/ET) NCS HEAT RACE #1 (25 LAPS) TV: FOX
12:15 PM (Approx) NCS HEAT RACE #2 (25 LAPS) TV: FOX
12:30 PM (Approx) NCS HEAT RACE #3 (25 LAPS) TV: FOX
12:45 PM (Approx) NCS HEAT RACE #4 (25 LAPS) TV: FOX
1:10 PM (Approx) NCS LAST CHANCE QUALIFYING RACE #1 (50 LAPS) TV: FOX
1:35 PM (Approx) NCS LAST CHANCE QUALIFYING RACE #2 (50 LAPS) TV: FOX
2:30 PM 3:00 PM NCS TEAM EQUIPMENT SET UP (TUNNEL ACCESS / INFIELD)
2:45 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT FOR PRE-RACE (PERISTYLE)
2:50 PM NCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (CLASH)
3:00 PM (6:00 PM/ET) NCS RACE (150 LAPS) TV: FOX
3:05 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
3:05 PM-3:10 PM NCS GRID VEHICLES (FRONTSTRETCH)
4:00 PM Approx HALFWAY BREAK CONCERT (PERISTYLE)
6:00 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT