Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers on Sunday, February 5th
Los Angeles (Jan 17, 2023) – A NASCAR event will be held for the first time on Sunday, February 5th. And the sanctioning body announced today that the top three winners of the Bush-Lite Collision at the Colosseum will take home gold, silver and bronze medals.
The medal ceremony will take place on a podium on Victory Lane, which is located under the Olympic cauldron in the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Ben Kennedy, NASCAR’s Vice President of Racing Development and Strategy, will present the medals to cap off this historic event.
“These will be tremendous prizes for our drivers who are competing inside a venue that has hosted two Olympic Games and are preparing for a third,” said Kennedy. “Not only do the medals honor the rich tradition of this stadium, but they also provide a uniquely special element to NASCAR’s 75th Anniversary.”
Jostens will produce these impressive medals, along with the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum Trophy being presented to the winner of the season opening exhibition. Each custom-made keepsake features the Busch Light Clash on Coliseum logo beautifully embossed on one side. The other side features the Coliseum Centennial sign and the NASCAR 75th Anniversary logo.
The Race Winner Medal weighs 4.7 ounces and is covered in 24 karat gold plated. It will surely shine under the lights of the Colosseum and the iconic torch that rises above the quarter-mile temporary asphalt course.
NASCAR announced earlier this month that 27 cars will compete in the Clash’s 150-lap main event. Up to 40 NASCAR Cup Series drivers will attempt to qualify for this main event via four heat races and two Last Chance Qualifiers that will decide the final field of 27.
Practice and qualifying for the 2023 Busch Light Clash tournament will begin at the Coliseum at 3 PM PT on Saturday, February 4th. Heat races will begin at 2 p.m. PT on Sunday, February 5th, followed by a performance by hip-hop legends Cypress Hill. And then shortly after 5 p.m. PT, the green flag will be dropped on the main event, which will feature a special mid-race performance by Wiz Khalifa. It is one of several highly anticipated events that will take place this year as part of the venue’s centenary celebration – “Coliseum Forever”.
Ticket prices for the 2023 Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum start at $65, kids 12 and under $10. Fans who want to take their race day experience to the next level can upgrade to the Ally Pre-Race Party, which includes brunch, a drink ticket for Busch & Coca-Cola products, exclusive entertainment, a pre-race rally and a special appearance from driver Alex Bowman. Fans are encouraged to get their tickets now while supplies last by visiting www.nascarclash.com.
College students can try the Busch Light Clash from The Coca-Cola Torch Party Porch for just $40. The standing-only general admission section, located on the grandstand steps of the coliseum, gives college students close access to all of the musical entertainment, driver introductions, and racing action. College students can take advantage of this exclusive offer by visiting www.nascarclash.com/student.
Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2023, the National Motorsports Association (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the premiere motorsports format in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR sanction races in three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series™), four international series (NASCAR Brasil Sprint Race, NASCAR Mexico Series, NASCAR Pinty’s Series (Canada), and NASCAR Whelen Euro Series), and four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour) and popular local series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series). The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA®) organizes the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar™ Championship, America’s premier sports car series. NASCAR also owns the auto racing network, Racing Electronics, and ONE DAYTONA. Headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida, and with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR holds more than 1,200 races annually in 12 countries and more than 30 US states. For more information, please visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (“NASCAR”).
About Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, a living memorial to all who served in the United States Armed Forces during World War I, has been a civic treasure for generations of Angelenos. Located in the Exposition Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, the Coliseum is a 77,500-capacity multi-purpose stadium that opened in 1923. It is the home of the USC Trojans, and was named one of the 40 best stadiums in the country for experiencing college football by Sporting News, and USC football at the Coliseum was ranked the #3 stadium experience in the country by StadiumJourney.com. Following a recent renovation in 2019, the stadium is now home to a newly added seven-story stand and press tower that includes luxury suites, score boxes, club seating, a new press box, and the 1923 Club on the roof with a 360-degree view. Los Angeles Basin. Along with many upgrades including new seating, updated technology, concession stands, additional dining options for guests, and much more.
The legacy of events and individuals hosted over nine decades or more is unparalleled, including the only venue to host the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and track and field competition for the Summer Olympics (X Olympiad in 1932, XXIII Olympiad in 1984) and soon a third (34 Olympiad). in 2028); home to the USC Trojans for college football since 1923 and the UCLA Bruins (1928-1981); Los Angeles Rams professional football player (1946-1979 and 2016-2019); appearances by US Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan; and international luminaries like Martin Luther King Jr., Caesar Chavez, Pope John Paul II, the Dalai Lama, and Nelson Mandela, to name a few. In addition, the Colosseum, which was designated a National Historic Monument in 1984, has hosted some of the greatest acts in entertainment, including Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Prince, and many more. For more information, please visit the website lacoliseum.com.