First Look: NASCAR’s LA Coliseum Track

NASCAR will hit the track next February at a legendary athletics venue.

The season opener Clash will first take place on a temporary track at the LA Coliseum, which hosted the 1932 and 1984 Olympics and will do so again in 2028.

The quarter mile site is being developed using the iRacing Race Simulation Platform, which is used for the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series.

NASCAR has released a preview of what the race will look like. The exhibition event typically features a peloton of around 20 cars made up of former Cup Series champions, past event winners and other top performing drivers from the previous season.

The flat track features two long straights connected by particularly tight bends and fills the entire infield of the stadium, which is the largest in all of the United States and currently has a soccer field used by USC.

The race will also serve as the debut for all-new, next-generation NASCAR Cup Series cars.


The Clash will take place on February 6, one week before the Super Bowl at SoFi Stadium in LA and two weeks before the Daytona 500.

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