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NASCAR Performs 2022 Preseason Crash at LA Memorial Coliseum

NASCAR officials announced on Tuesday that the annual pre-season exhibition Clash will be held on February 6, 2002 at the iconic Los Angeles Coliseum.

The Coliseum Crash is a signature event as part of the venue’s 100th Anniversary, and is the first time NASCAR’s prelude to the annual Daytona 500 has been held outside the Daytona International Speedway.

The traditional surface of the Coliseum is transformed into a 1/4 mile asphalt short track. The exact composition of the track is still determined by the various iterations of the surface being tested with iRacing.

“Los Angeles is synonymous with major sports and entertainment events, so we seized the innovative opportunity to showcase NASCAR at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum,” said Ben Kennedy, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at NASCAR. ..

“As the 2022 season begins, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to take a central stage in this market.”

This season, it was the first time the crash hadn’t run on Daytona’s oval track, and instead it was held on a speedway road track configuration.

The Cup Series teams participating in the 2022 crash (which is likely to have more than 25 entries) will take advantage of the next-generation car, which is in the final stages of truck testing.

The styling and configuration of the new popular Dallara chassis allows next-generation vehicles to better reproduce the identity of compatible cars in the showroom.

The bodies of all three cars were symmetrical, the greenhouse was low, the deck lids were short, and the cars were wider.

“I’ve heard that it looks like a very popular Bowman Gray stadium layout. One of the important things to remember about Bowman Gray is that it’s usually not the best race, It’s the best entertainment in the race because everything is done on such a small track, “said former cup driver and current Fox sports analyst. Jamie McMurray.

“I think we can always bring something new and fresh. It’s a huge market for NASCAR, and for sports partners and sponsors, so I think it’s a home run.”

The Coliseum clash will be the first of two visits to Southern California as the NASCAR Cup will host a point race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California on February 27, 2022.

The rest of the 2022 Cup series schedule will be released Wednesday morning.

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