NASCAR announced on Sunday during FOX’s NFL coverage that the Busch Light Clash will return to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to start the 2024 season, with the addition of a NASCAR Mexico Series race preceding the event scheduled for Feb. 4. This marks the third straight year that NASCAR will transform the famous stadium into a racing venue for the annual exhibition opener for Cup Series drivers.
“This is a tremendous win for our fans and our sport,” said Ben Kennedy, NASCAR’s senior vice president, racing development and strategy. “Not only will the fans see the stars of the NASCAR Cup Series in action, they will also bear witness to the talent and skill that is found within the NASCAR Mexico Series. I can’t think of a better way to begin our 2024 season.”
Joey Logano won the inaugural Busch Light Clash in the Coliseum in 2022, with Martin Truex Jr. taking top honors in 2023. Now fans will get to witness another first as a Mexico Series competitor will get to raise a trophy in a stadium known for hosting the Olympics, USC football games and other top events.
“This is an incredible honor for the NASCAR Mexico Series and its drivers,” said Jimmy Morales, president and general manager of the NASCAR Mexico Series. “The competition in our series is always intense, but I know our drivers will want nothing more than to become the first Mexican driver to win inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. This is going to be a race we will not soon forget.”
The list of NASCAR Mexico drivers competing in the event will be announced at a later date.
A single ticket purchased is good for both races, and prices begin at $65 with kids 12-and-under at $10.