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NASCAR Opens Stock Car Season With Clash At LA Coliseum

Several race cars are seen coming toward the camera on an asphalt track, set in the middle of Los Angeles Coliseum — in the background, the stands of the stadium are seen, with stone arches behind and a blue sky above.
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Toyota, paces the field prior to the start of the NASCAR Cup Series Busch Light Clash at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Feb. 6, 2022.
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For a second year in a row, NASCAR is opening its season with a takeover of the Los Angeles Coliseum. The Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum in Expo Park takes place Sunday, airing live on Fox starting at 5 p.m.

The prep: Crews have spent the last several weeks covering USC's home football field with a paved three-lane track to put on a race and show. Qualifying races start Saturday afternoon after a fan track walk.

The music: On Sunday, there will be heat races and final qualifying, followed by a concert featuring Cypress Hill. After the race starts at 5 p.m., there's still more music: a race break performance by Wiz Khalifa.

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The track: It's a short track, with the 27 competitors making 150 laps to cover about 37 miles.

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