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Michael McDowell, Stage Front Announce Sponsorship

#34: Michael McDowell, Front Row Motorsports, Ford Mustang Love's Travel Stops

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Michael McDowell will be sponsored by Stage Front Tickets in multiple races in 2022, Front Row Motorsports announced Feb. 9. McDowell’s No. 34 in the NASCAR Cup Series will first carry Stage Front sponsorship at Auto Club Speedway. “I think we have really developed opportunities and marketing platforms for new partners to enter the sport …

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Clash For Justin Haley Ends Early After Showing Early Speed: ‘It was already a win coming in’

Justin Haley races in the 2022 Clash at the Coliseum (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kaulig Racing’s Justin Haley wound up 19th in the final running order at Sunday’s (Feb. 6) inaugural Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

But that was nowhere near indicative of his race and overall weekend.

Haley, who posted the third quickest time in qualifying Saturday night and won his heat leading flag-to-flag, was a solid top-five contender during the main event. He looked to be a dark horse contender for victory until contact sent the No. 31 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet careening into the infield barriers on lap 116, ending his day.

Joey Logano Wins NASCAR’s Inaugural Busch Light Clash at L.A. Coliseum

Joey Logano on track at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 2/6/2022 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Joey Logano won the first Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Coliseum Sunday (Feb. 6). In doing so, he captured the first race in the NASCAR Cup Series’ Next Gen car and became the first repeat winner of the season-opening event in the past six years. After a few calm heat races and chaos …

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Brad Keselowski, Kurt Busch Fail to Make NASCAR’s Busch Light Clash, Ty Dillon Disqualified

Kyle Busch takes the green flag to kick off the NASCAR Busch Clash heat races at the LA Colusseum.

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Sunday (Feb. 6) was the first time in the Los Angeles Coliseum and the first time in Next Gen car competition for NASCAR Cup Series drivers. NASCAR’s inaugural Busch Light Clash at the L.A. Coliseum was set by a full afternoon slate of six abbreviated races. The initial four 25-lap heat races featured the 36 …

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Kyle Busch Quickest in Qualifying for Busch Light Clash at the L.A. Coliseum

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Kyle Busch will start on the pole in heat one of Sunday’s (Feb. 6) Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum after putting down a fast lap of 13.745 seconds, or 65.478 mph. He edged out Tyler Reddick, whose lap speed of 65.402 mph was enough for the heat two pole. Justin Haley, who …

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Chase Elliott Fastest in Busch Light Clash Practice

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Hendrick Motorsports once again came out on top in the NASCAR Cup Series practice on Saturday (Feb. 5) at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the Busch Light Clash. Chase Elliott finished on top of the leaderboard as overall fastest with the best time of 13.455 seconds and the best speed of 66.89 mph. Kevin …

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MoneyLion Moves to 23XI for Bubba Wallace, Kurt Busch Sponsorship

Bubba Wallace

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After previously sponsoring Team Penske, MoneyLion has moved its sponsorship to 23XI for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season, 23XI announced Feb. 3. “As we continue to move into our second year, we’re excited to add innovative partners like MoneyLion to the 23XI Racing family,” 23XI Racing president Steve Lauletta said in a team release. …

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Floyd Mayweather’s The Money Team, Kaz Grala Attempting Daytona 500

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Money Team Racing will attempt to qualify for the Daytona 500 with Kaz Grala, TMT announced Feb. 1. The Floyd Mayweather Jr.-owned team, multiple years in the making, has entered the No. 50 with Grala. Tony Eury Jr. will be the No. 50’s crew chief, and Pit Viper will sponsor the effort. According to …

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Todd Gilliland Adds First Phase Sponsorship for Daytona, Beyond

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Todd Gilliland has picked up sponsorship from First Phase for multiple races in 2022 in the NASCAR Cup Series, beginning with the season-opening Daytona 500, Front Row Motorsports announced Jan. 31. First Phase, a credit card from CURO Credit, will be featured alongside returning FRM brand partner Speedy Cash throughout the season. Its other races …

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