NASCAR Cup Series Kickoff with the Busch Light Clash and A Star-Studded Spectacle

NASCAR Clash Qualifying: The expectation for the NASCAR Cup Series is building, and the Busch Light Clash at the LA Coliseum promises a thrilling start. Here’s a breakdown of the exciting qualifying process.

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Teams are grouped into three categories based on their 2023 owner points, with the Cup champion leading Group 3, the second in points in Group 2, and so on.

NASCAR Cup Series: Qualifying Groups

Group 1: Josh Williams, Austin Cindric, Erik Jones, Chase Briscoe, Carson Hocevar, Zane Smith, Michael McDowell, Ty Gibbs, Tyler Reddick, Joey Logano, and Erik Jones.

Group 2: Bubba Wallace, Alex Bowman, Ryan Preece, Corey LaJoie, Austin Dillon, John Hunter Nemechek, Justin Haley, Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr., and Kyle Larson.

Group 3: Daniel Suarez, Noah Gragson, Daniel Hemric, Todd Gilliland, Harrison Burton, Kaz Grala, Chase Elliott, Josh Berry, Chris Buescher, Ryan Blaney, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

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Practice sessions consist of two eight-minute segments for each group. The last practice qualifying session involves a change from previous years, splitting the 12-driver group into six-driver segments based on owner points.

NASCAR Cup Series: NASCAR Clash Heats

The intensity rises as the focus shifts to the heat races:

Heat lineups are determined by the speed recorded in the last session, setting the stage for pole positions in all four heats. The fastest drivers secure pole positions, creating a cascading effect down the starting grid.

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Each heat runs for 25 laps, with green flag laps taking center stage. The top five from each heat advance to the main event on Sunday. Read More

Last Chance Qualifier

For 16 drivers, a 75-lap Last Chance Qualifier awaits. The two front runners secure spots in the main race (Positions 21 and 22), and the 23rd position goes to the highest-ranked driver in 2023 driver points if not yet qualified.

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Musical Extravaganza

DJ Dillon Francis will set the stage with a pre-race show, and Grammy award winner Machine Gun Kelly will dazzle fans with a mid-race performance.

A spectacular encounter combining talent, speed, and celebrity influence awaits you at the LA Coliseum as the NASCAR Cup Series gets underway!

Lissa is a News Writer at USA Viewport . She has 2 year professional writing experience.