Preseason Primer Under the Lights
The NASCAR Cup Series begins its annual preseason event this weekend when the Clash at the Coliseum takes over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. With practice and multiple heat races taking place across the weekend, the actual main event Clash of 150 laps, is set to take place under the lights as the sun sets on the west coast.
While the results of the Clash don’t count toward the NASCAR Cup Series standings, we can still learn a lot about how new drivers fit in with new teams and who might get out to a fast start during the Daytona 500 and start the season on the right foot. We’ll preview the Clash at the Coliseum for this weekend’s sports betting online.
Let’s check the latest NASCAR news, stats, injury reports, and NASCAR lines for Busch Light Clash. We’ve got plenty of NASCAR picks for you to consider.
Will Logano Repeat?
Joey Logano comes into the Clash at the Coliseum as the reigning Cup Series Champion and winner of last year’s Clash. Logano is one of five drivers favored in Las Vegas odds to win the Daytona 500, alongside Ryan Blaney, Kyle Larson, Denny Hamlin, and Chase Elliot, all listed at +1200
Although the Clash is a preseason event, starting any season on a winning or successful note can signify things to come. After winning the 2022 Clash, Logano built on that early success to take his second NASCAR Cup Series Championship.
Logano is a favorite to repeat as Clash winner and among the challengers for the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series. Will Logano repeat his success at the Clash to set up another Championship run, or will another former Cup Series Champion or a fresh contender emerge from the pack and head into Daytona among the favorites?
NASCAR Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum Circuit and Heat Information
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, home of the USC Trojans, is turned into a narrow, almost football-shaped quarter-mile oval for the Clash races.
Qualifying sets the grids for the heat races on Feb. 4. Twenty drivers will advance to the Clash from four 25-lap heats and more drivers will advance from two 50-lap Last Chance heats. The final spot of the 27-car grid goes to the fastest non-qualifier who was the highest in the Cup Series standings last season.
You can find the official Clash at the Coliseum weekend schedule here.
NASCAR Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum Past Race
This is the second edition of the Clash at the Coliseum since NASCAR moved the preseason Clash event from the Daytona International Speedway to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
In the 2022 edition of the preseason Clash, Joey Logano began his NASCAR Cup Series winning season in his Ford-Penske Machinery, winning the Clash leading 35 of the Clash’s 150-lap main event. Kyle Busch finished second in his Joe Gibbs Toyota, starting first and leading 65 of 150 laps.
NASCAR Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum Race Information
- Race: Busch Light Clash At the Coliseum – 350 laps Over Seven Races
- Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
- Day/Time: Sunday, Feb. 5, 8:00 PM ET
- NASCAR Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum: NBCSports.com
NASCAR Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum Betting Odds
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NASCAR Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum Picks & Prediction
We’re not taking defending Series Champion and Clash winner Logano to repeat on any NASCAR odds for this weekend. However, we are staying within Team Penske and favoring Ryan Blaney to get the win.
A second potential winner is Tyler Reddick from the 23XI-Toyota team. However, whoever can qualify within the front six or eight starting spots on the grid for the Clash will be among the favorites to take home the Clash Championship and ride into Daytona on a winning note.