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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

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Joey Logano holds off Kyle Busch to win memorable Busch Light Clash in Los Angeles: At the end of a transformative NASCAR experience that took the City of Angels by storm, Joey Logano held off hard-charging pole winner Kyle Busch to triumph in Sunday’s Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum. Logano got the lead on Lap 116, moments before Kyle Larson retaliated against Justin Haley for earlier contact that was not of Haley’s doing. Larson steered toward the bottom of the track, knocking Haley’s Chevrolet into the concrete Jersey barrier on the frontstretch.[Read More](2-6-2022)

#22-Joey Logano won the 2022 Busch Light Clash at the LA Memorial Coliseum.
Pole sitter #18-Kyle Busch finished 2nd followed by #3-Dillon, #43-Jones, #5-Larson, #24-Byron, #41-Custer, #20-Bell, #16-Allmendinger, and #4-Harvick.
There were 5 lead changes among 3 drivers and 6 cautions.
The average speed of the race was: 39.029mph.
See race details at: Race Results page, Cumulative Report page and the Infraction Report page.

Race Fast Facts – Busch Light Clash:
Joey Logano is one of 24 different drivers to win the Busch Light Clash (1979-2022).
This is Joey Logano’s second Busch Light Clash victory (2017 Daytona, 2022 L.A. Memorial Coliseum), he becomes the 12th different driver to win multiple Clash races.
This is Team Penske’s fifth Busch Light Clash victory.
This is the 10th time Ford has won the Busch Light Clash.
Today’s event had five lead changes among three leaders: Kyle Busch (64), Tyler Reddick (51), Joey Logano (35).
Kyle Busch (second) has finished runner-up in the Busch Light Clash twice (2017 Daytona, 2022 LA Memorial Coliseum)
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Cars to the rear: #15-Preece (unapproved adjustments)

#18-Kyle Busch will start from the pole for the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum. Starting positions were determined by four heat races and two last chance races.
#8-Reddick, will start the race in second, followed by #31-Haley, #22-Logano, #99-Suarez, #14-Briscoe, #24-Byron, #5-Larson, #47-Stenhouse, Jr., and #3-Dillon.
For the complete lineup, see the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum starting lineup page.

Last Chance Race 1 Results: #11-Hamlin, #4-Harvick, #16-Allmendinger, #51-Ware,  #17-Buescher, #1-Chastain, #7-LaJoie,  #38-Gilliland, #10-Almirola, #78-McLeod

Last Chance Race 2 Results: #15-Preece,  #23-Wallace, #21-Burton, #6-Keselowski, #2-Cindric,#77-Cassill, #48-Bowman, #45-Busch, #42-Dillon

#19-Truex, Jr. did not run the Last Chance Race.  He took a provisional to make the field.

Heat 1 Results: #18-Busch, #99-Suarez, #47-Stenhouse, Jr., #12-Blaney, #11-Hamlin, #1-Chastain, #38-Gilliland, #10-Almirola, #78-McLeod

Heat 2 Results: #8-Reddick, #14-Briscoe, #3-Dillon, #41-Custer, #23-Wallace,#48-Bowman, #19-Truex, Jr., #21-Burton, #6-Keselowski

Heat 3 Results: #31-Haley, #24-Byron, #20-Bell, #9-Elliott, #16-Allmendinger, #4-Harvick, #17-Buescher, #51-Ware, #7-LaJoie

Heat 4 Results: #22-Logano, #5-Larson, #34-McDowell, #43-Jones, #2-Cindric, #15-Preece, #45-Busch, #77-Cassill, #42-Dillon

Clash at the Coliseum Paint Schemes

Heat 1 Lineup: #18-Busch, #99-Suarez, #47-Stenhouse Jr., #12-Blaney, #11-Hamlin, #10-Almirola, #78-McLeod, #38-Gilliland, #1-Chastain

Heat 2 Lineup: #8-Reddick, #41-Custer, #21-Burton, #48-Bowman, #23-Wallace, #3-Dillon, #14-Briscoe, #6-Keselowski, #19-Truex Jr.

Heat 3 Lineup: #31-Haley, #9-Elliott, #24-Byron, #20-Bell, #16-Allmendinger, #4-Harvick, #17-Buescher, #7-LaJoie, #51-Ware

Heat 4 Lineup: #22-Logano, #5-Larson, #34-McDowell, #77-Cassill, #2-Cindric, #43-Jones, #15-Preece, #45-Busch, #42-Dillon

Heat Race Lineups

Qualifying is complete for the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum. #18-Busch was fastest at 65.478mph.  He was followed by: #8-Reddick, #31-Haley, #22-Logano, #99-Suarez, #41-Custer, #9-Elliott, #5-Larson, #47-Stenhouse, Jr., and #21-Burton.
Qualifying set the lineups for Sunday’s heat races, which will determine the starting lineup for the Clash.
#18-Busch will start from the pole for the first race, #8-Reddick for the second, #31-Haley for the third, and #22-Logano for the forth.
See qualifying results on the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum qualifying results page.

Qualifying Order

Practice for the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum is over. The top-five, slowest and notes:
#9-Elliott, 66.890
#4-Harvick, 66.880
#14-Briscoe, 66.815
#31-Haley, 66.815
#18-Busch, 66.756
Slowest: #78-McLeod 63.989, #23-Wallace 63.452
Best 10 lap average (of 36 drivers): #18-Busch 66.307mph.
Most laps run: #8-Reddick, 111 laps.
Notes: Drivers went out in three different groups.  Each group had three 8 minutes practices. Qualifying is tonight at 8:30pm/et and will be used to set the lineups for tomorrow’s heat races.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum Practice Results page.

Drivers will be split into three groups for practice Saturday at the Clash.  Each group will get 3 eight minute sessions.  See the groups on the Clash Practice Groups page.

Crew rosters

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

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