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Zach’s Turn: How Does NASCAR Cash in on Clash?

NASCAR Clash at the Coliseum Joey Logano Kyle Larson Justin Haley William Byron

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

LOS ANGELES — From the very start, NASCAR knew trying to race inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was a gamble. The risk was worth it and NASCAR hit the jackpot. The 2022 Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum was an undeniable success. Inside the confines of a football stadium sat over 50,000 spectators, 70% …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2022 Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum

Joey Logano wins the inaugural 2022 Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What happened? Joey Logano won the Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Coliseum’s inaugural NASCAR Cup Series event on Sunday evening (Feb. 6). He was followed closely by Kyle Busch, who wound up second. Austin Dillon, Erik Jones and Kyle Larson completed the top-five finishers. How did it happen? From the start, the winning choice …

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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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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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2022 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings: Nos. 10-1

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s the final day of Frontstretch‘s 2022 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings, where we’re counting down the top 30 NASCAR Cup Series drivers before the cars hit Daytona International Speedway this month, as voted on by the Frontstretch staff. Who made our top 10? Read on to find out. And if you missed parts one and two, catch up …

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Rheem Sponsoring Christopher Bell, Kyle Busch in Cup in 2022

Christopher Bell at Phoenix spring race 2021, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Rheem will return to Joe Gibbs Racing as a sponsor for a 15th season in 2022, JGR announced Jan. 6. The company’s colors adorn the Nos. 18 and 20 of Kyle Busch and Christopher Bell in the NASCAR Cup Series. “Rheem has been a great supporter of mine going from [the NASCAR] Xfinity [Series] to …

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Podcast: Holiday Roundtable To Close Out 2021

Graphic: Jared Haas

Happy Holidays, everyone! Davey Segal is joined by a roundtable consisting of Tom Bowles, Zach Sturniolo, Michael Massie, Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek to recap all the happenings this NASCAR offseason, from Next Gen testing to horsepower changes to silly season moves and more. The group also reminisce on NASCAR gifts they’ve received over the …

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Mars Departing NASCAR, JGR After 2022

Kyle Busch car 2021 fall playoff Kansas race NKP

(Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Mars Inc. will depart NASCAR and its sponsorship of Joe Gibbs Racing after 2022, Sports Business Journal reports. Mars has sponsored Kyle Busch‘s No. 18 entry in the NASCAR Cup Series and has been a partner of JGR since 2008. In all, the company, which has largely utilized the sponsorship to promote its M&Ms brand, has …

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2021 Xfinity Series Awards: First Time Triumphs & Late Season Rallies

Josh Berry

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This past week, NASCAR and the Xfinity Series just celebrated another successful racing season in Nashville. It’s hard to believe the season concluded one month ago with Daniel Hemric winning the championship and his first NASCAR national series victory. The 40th season of the Xfinity Series witnessed two series regulars and two series pretenders collectively …

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