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Ready For Racing? NASCAR Rides Into LA Coliseum

A wide view of the race track and empty stadium seats at the LA Coliseum.
A general view of the Los Angeles Coliseum during previews for the NASCAR Cup Series Busch Light Clash on February 04, 2022.
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There's something unusual going on this weekend in Exposition Park: The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is hosting a NASCAR exhibition event on Sunday. Practice runs are set to begin at 9:30 a.m. PST on Saturday.

The new track of asphalt was laid down especially for the Busch Light Clash. It’s surrounded by cement and metal fencing to keep spectators safe.

The coliseum has had foot races for decades, including at two Olympics, but that track was removed to bring seating closer to the field.

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Race cars will be whirling around a tight quarter-mile inside the historic venue. The tunnels where the Trojan football team and their opponents make their entrances will accommodate pit crews.

Team Penske will make history as the first NASCAR team to use an all-electric tractor truck to haul its car to the track.

Fox will broadcast the qualifying heats at noon, followed by the race at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on Ticketmaster.

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