NASCAR 2022 season will kick-off at the LA Memorial Coliseum for the first time-bringing an event to the iconic Los Angeles Memorial Stadium for the first time. The announcement came on Tuesday. California Stadium will host the show on Sunday, February 6, 2022.
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The race was announced as part of the launch of the NASCAR 2022 season on Wednesday morning. The points payment event calendar starts with the Daytona 500 on February 20th. It will run through the summer and ends on November 6th at the end of the season championship game at Phoenix Speedway.
Ben Kennedy, senior vice president of strategy and innovation at NASCAR, said: “We have been discussing conflicts for a while, and we have been discussing them on the (Daytona) Oval for many years”. “We moved it to the road circuit this year. But when thinking about the future of Clash, we really want to think outside the box. We need to see that this is an exhibition event, we have looked at many different places and locations that we can host. Eventually, we narrowed the scope to the Los Angeles Stadium. “I think we have a huge fan base in Los Angeles. We actually have the largest fan base in the country. Coupled with the exciting games and the market in downtown Los Angeles, I think it will be very special.”
The Clash at the Coliseum will be the first instance of Daytona’s previous prelude event outside of Daytona International Speedway. The stadium is located in downtown Los Angeles and can accommodate more than 93,000 fans. A temporary quarter-mile oval track for the event will be installed. It will feature a large cash wallet instead of championship points as a reward for success—making it a different driving style from standard NASCAR events. This track will be the shortest track in the modern cup series. IRacing is credited for the track layout demonstration.
Clash at the Coliseum tickets will be open to the public starting on Thursday, September 16. Eligible people can now pre-sell. The fare for adults is US$65, and the fare for children 12 years and younger is US$10.
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