NASCAR will open the 2022 season inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in one of the biggest shakeups of its schedule in years
Charlotte, NC – NASCAR will open the 2022 season inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in one of the biggest shakeups of its schedule in years.
The announcement made Tuesday night on Fox Sports comes ahead of the release of the full 2022 schedule.
“Los Angeles is synonymous with major sporting and entertainment events, so we seized an innovative opportunity to showcase NASCAR at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum,” said Ben Kennedy, NASCAR’s senior vice president of strategy and innovation. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to take center stage in this market as we begin our 2022 season.”
NASCAR has previously run inside stadiums, including field events at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem and a cup race at Chicago’s Soldier Field in 1956.
Eligibility for The Clash hasn’t been announced, but drivers will use the next generation of cars that are set to debut in 2022.
Tickets for The Clash in Daytona have been on sale for months and the race was billed as the opener for six days of racing in Daytona. Tickets for “The Clash at the Coliseum” will go on sale Thursday at $65 for adults and $10 for adults 12 and under.
NASCAR will return to the Los Angeles area after a struggle for its traditional stop at Auto Club Speedway. NASCAR did not race in Los Angeles in 2021 due to the pandemic.
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