The NASCAR Cup Series is back in action on Sunday, February 5th with the 2022 Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum. The race is typically held in Daytona, but was moved to LA to run at the historic Coliseum venue, newly transformed from a field to a full-out race track.
The race starts at 6:00 p.m. ET and will air on FOX. You can watch a live stream on FOX.com/live. The race is set to be 150 laps around the newly constructed oval quarter-mile track. The season opener is much shorter than most, with the last three races averaging right around an hour and a half. Keep in mind, however, that this is the first time we’ll see the race run on this course.
Ahead of the main event will be qualifying heat races at 3:00 p.m. ET, followed by last chance qualifiers at around 4:10 p.m. The exact time of last-chance qualifiers will depend on the length of the qualifying heat races earlier.
Odds are likely to shift following the qualifying rounds, but Martin Truex Jr. opened the week alongside Denny Hamlin as favorites to win with odds at +600 on DraftKings Sportsbook. Kyle Busch won the 2021 Busch Light Clash, held in Daytona, and his odds are installed at +800 for a repeat victory.
2022 Busch Light Clash starting lineup
|1||18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|2||8||Tyler Reddick||Richard Childress Racing|
|3||31||Justin Haley||Kaulig Racing|
|4||22||Joey Logano||Team Penske|
|5||99||Daniel Suarez||TrackHouse Racing Team|
|6||14||Chase Briscoe||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|7||24||William Byron||Hendrick Motorsports|
|8||5||Kyle Larson||Hendrick Motorsports|
|9||47||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|10||3||Austin Dillon||Richard Childress Racing|
|11||20||Christopher Bell||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|12||34||Michael McDowell||Front Row Motorsports|
|13||12||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske|
|14||41||Cole Custer||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|15||9||Chase Elliott||Hendrick Motorsports|
|16||43||Erik Jones||Petty GMS Racing|
|17||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|18||42||Ty Dillon||Petty GMS Racing|
|19||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|20||15||Ryan Preece||Rick Ware Racing|
|21||16||AJ Allmendinger||Kaulig Racing|
|22||23||Bubba Wallace||23XI Racing|
|23||19||Martin Truex Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing|