NASCAR’s Busch Light Clash will make a triumphant return to the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
The roar of engines will once again fill the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum when NASCAR’s Busch Light Clash returns to the iconic venue in 2023. Following the resounding success of the inaugural event, the exhibition race will return to the Los Angeles race track. a quarter mile to start the 2023 season on February 5e on FOX.
“Our entire industry made a bold move in bringing the Busch Light Clash to the LA Coliseum last February and it paid off in becoming an instant classic with new and existing fans,” said Ben Kennedy, Senior Vice President, Racing Development and Strategy. . “We intend to showcase our sport and our drivers on the biggest stage and there is none bigger than the LA Coliseum. We are thrilled to return to the heart of Los Angeles to officially kick off the season and setting the stage for the Daytona 500.”
The Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum will air live on FOX and serve as a star-studded prelude to the DAYTONA 500 two weeks later. The show is also the first of three visits to California, with NASCAR’s premier series also visiting Auto Club Speedway and Sonoma Raceway in 2023. The rest of next season’s NASCAR Cup Series schedule, including dates , will be announced at a later date.
“With over four million viewers and truly breaking through in a pop culture mecca like Los Angeles, the first Clash at the Coliseum did everything it was supposed to do and more,” said Bill Wanger, FOX Sports EVP. , responsible for programming. and Scheduling. “It energized the sport, attracted new eyes and kicked off the season with a bang. We look forward to doing it all again in 2023.”
The 2022 Busch Light Clash was an incredible success, boldly transforming the exhibition into a national spectacle. The race generated wide-scale interest among new and existing fans, as approximately 70% of ticket buyers attended their first NASCAR race. The event has been the most-watched Busch Light Clash since 2016 and has featured more than 30 corporate sponsors, none larger than NASCAR’s Presenting Partner Busch Light.
“For decades, Busch Light has been a passionate supporter of NASCAR, and it’s through races like The 2022 Busch Light Clash that we’re able to deliver unparalleled motorsport experiences for our fans,” said Krystyn Stowe Head of Marketing for Busch Family Brands at Anheuser-Busch. “This race gives us a unique opportunity to engage with new and long-time fans in markets where demand for Busch Light is growing.”
Tickets for the season-opening event will go on sale in early August. Fans can visit nascarclash.com to sign up to be part of an exclusive pre-sale offer and learn more about the Busch Light Clash 2023. Additionally, fans can now join the Clash conversation on Twitter and Facebook @nascarclash.