NASCAR results from the Clash at the Coliseum
Tonight, it’s the Busch Light Clash in Los Angeles, California. The 1/4-mile temporary oval inside the LA Coliseum hosts the pre-season race for the NASCAR Cup Series.
View 2023 Clash results below.
TV Schedule / Format | Prac | Qual | Starting Lineup | Race
Aric Almirola and Martin Truex Jr set the front row for the main event. 150 laps of bullring racing are up next…
Green flag, they run side by side into turn one and off turn two. A lap later, Almirola completes the pass for the lead via the inside lane.
Lap 8, Hamlin puts a light bumper to Truex Jr. As moves up the track, Hamlin takes over 2nd.
Lap 17, Erik Jones is around with help from Michael McDowell, caution.
Almirola has missed the choose box and now he’s stuck on the outside for the restart.
Green, Almirola runs even with Hamlin into turn one. Hamlin clears him to take over the lead. Christopher Bell gets turned behind them but Joey Logano knocks him again and straightens him back out, no caution.
Lap 23, Almirola falls from the lead to 6th as he struggled to get back to the bottom.
Lap 24, Chase Briscoe gets shoved into the corner and he’s forced into the bumper of Ryan Blaney. Blaney goes around and collects Chase Elliott, caution.
Green, Hamlin clears Busch to hold the lead.
Lap 43, Ty Gibbs leans on Todd Gilliland as shoves him into AJ Allmendinger. Allmendinger is around, caution. Allmendinger lights up the rear bumper of Gilliland, showing frustration under yellow.
Green, Hamlin and Bubba Wallace run side by side into turn one. Hamlin clears Wallace off turn two. Truex Jr shoves Wallace into turn three and Wallace is forced to the bumper of Hamlin. Hamlin runs wide and falls outside the top 10 as he’s stuck on the outside. Bubba Wallace leads Martin Truex Jr.
Lap 73, Denny Hamlin spins with help from Ross Chastain, caution.
Green, Wallace and Austin Dillon rub doors for the lead. A lap later, Wallace finally clears him as Dillon locks up on the outside.
Lap 75, the caution is out for the race break. Teams will hit the pit lane with a 6 minute window to make adjustments, the field is frozen during the pit stop.
Halfway Break (As they run) : 1. Bubba Wallace; 2. Martin Truex Jr; 3. Austin Dillon; 4. William Byron; 5. Tyler Reddick; 6. Ryan Preece; 7. Kyle Busch; 8. Alex Bowman; 9. Joey Logano; 10. Kyle Larson;
Green, Wallace runs Dillon wide off turn two, Wallace leads into turn three.
Lap 76, Truex Jr dives inside of Wallace, they rub fenders. Truex Jr and Austin Dillon make more contact. Ty Gibbs gets turned by Denny Hamlin behind him, caution.
Green, Wallace clears truex Jr off turn two.
Lap 78, Kevin Harvick spins with help from Todd Gilliland, caution.
Green, Wallace leads Truex Jr. Ryan Preece and Austin Dillon rubs doors for 3rd, Preece wins the battle.
Lap 81, Christopher Bell turns Michael McDowell and the caution is back out. Ty Gibbs picks up heavy damage and heads to the pit lane.
Green, Bubba Wallace leans on Martin Truex Jr into turn one. Ryan Preece looks to make it three wide for the lead. Kevin Harvick turns Todd Gilliland behind them, caution.
Green, Wallace and Preece run side by side. Ryan Preece clears him on the outside lane and takes the lead away!
65 to go
65 to go, AJ Allmendinger and Christopher Bell tangle, caution.
Green, Preece clears Bowman and holds the lead. Joey Logano turns Kyle Busch behind them, caution.
Green, Preece and Bowman run side by side. A lap later, Preece clears him on the inside lane.
59 to go, Bowman leans on the bumper of Preece in the battle for the lead but he can’t work under him.
44 to go, Chase Briscoe shoves Tyler Reddick into Justin Haley. Haley is around, caution.
Green, Preece clears Bowman at the front. Truex Jr tags the bumper of Bowman but he can’t take 2nd away.
41 to go, Chase Briscoe spins with help from Noah Gragson, caution.
Green, Preece clears Bowman once more.
37 to go, Ross Chastain shoves Tyler Reddick into Ryan Blaney. Blaney tags the outside wall, caution.
Green, Preece leads as Bowman and Truex Jr run side by side for 2nd. Truex Jr wins the battle.
25 to go
25 to go, Truex Jr leans on the bumper of Preece for the lead. He works inside and Truex Jr takes the lead away.
20 to go, Ryan Preece is slowing with an electrical issue. He’s dropping fast through the field.
9 to go, Michael McDowell stalls on track, caution.
Green, Truex Jr clears Bubba Wallace off turn two.
8 to go, Wallace leans on Dillon for 2nd.
7 to go, Dillon turns Bubba Wallace, caution.
Wallace runs into Dillon under caution.
Bubba Wallace crashes into Austin Dillon under caution (Video)
Green, Truex Jr and Kyle Busch run side by side for the lead. Truex Jr clears him on the inside.
4 to go, Dillon dives inside of Busch to take 2nd away.
Martin Truex Jr wins the Clash at the Coliseum!
Los Angeles Coliseum
February 5, 2023
The following includes all race action:
Heat 1 Results (25 Laps – Top 5 Advance) : 1. Aric Almirola; 2. Alex Bowman; 3. Justin Haley; 4. Noah Gragson; 5. Joey Logano; 6. Michael McDowell; 7. Harrison Burton; 8. Ty Dillon; 9. Chris Buescher;
Heat 2 Results (25 Laps – Top 5 Advance) : 1. Martin Truex Jr; 2. Kyle Busch; 3. Austin Dillon; 4. Kyle Larson; 5. Kevin Harvick; 6. Chase Elliott; 7. Ricky Stenhouse Jr; 8. Austin Cindric; 9. BJ McLeod;
Heat 3 Results (25 Laps – Top 5 Advance) : 1. Denny Hamlin; 2. Chase Briscoe; 3. Tyler Reddick; 4. Ryan Blaney; 5. Daniel Suarez; 6. Christopher Bell; 7. Todd Gilliland; 8. Brad Keselowski; 9. JJ Yeley
Heat 4 Results (25 Laps – Top 5 Advance) : 1. William Byron; 2. Bubba Wallace; 3. Ross Chastain; 4. Ryan Preece; 5. Erik Jones; 6. Ty Gibbs; 7. AJ Allmendinger; 8. Corey LaJoie; 9. Cody Ware
Last Chance Races
LCQ 1 Results (50 Laps – Top 3 Advance) : 1. Michael McDowell; 2. Christopher Bell; 3. Todd Gilliland; 4. Harrison Burton; 5. Brad Keselowski; 6. Ty Dillon; 7. Chris Buescher; 8. JJ Yeley;
LCQ 2 Results (50 Laps – Top 3 Advance) : 1. Chase Elliott; 2. Ty Gibbs; 3. AJ Allmendinger; 4. Ricky Stenhouse Jr; 5. Austin Cindric; 6. Corey LaJoie; 7. Cody Ware; 8. BJ McLeod;
Clash at the Coliseum
Pos | Driver
1. Martin Truex Jr
2. Austin Dillon
3. Kyle Busch
4. Alex Bowman
5. Kyle Larson
6. Tyler Reddick
7. Ryan Preece
8. Ross Chastain
9. Denny Hamlin
10. William Byron
11. Justin Haley
12. Kevin Harvick
13. Christopher Bell
14. Noah Gragson
15. Chase Briscoe
16. Joey Logano
17. Ryan Blaney
18. Aric Almirola
19. Daniel Suarez
20. AJ Allmendinger
21. Chase Elliott
22. Bubba Wallace
23. Todd Gilliland
24. Michael McDowell
25. Austin Cindric
26. Ty Gibbs
27. Erik Jones