The Conflict on the Coliseum on 6 February will probably be a signature occasion as part of the venue’s centennial celebration and marks the primary time NASCAR’s prelude to the annual Daytona 500 will happen someplace aside from the Daytona Worldwide Speedway.
The Coliseum’s conventional floor will probably be transformed right into a quarter-mile, asphalt quick observe. The precise configuration of the observe continues to be being decided with numerous iterations of the floor being examined on iRacing.
“Los Angeles is synonymous with main sports activities and leisure occasions, so we seized an revolutionary alternative to showcase NASCAR on the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum,” stated Ben Kennedy, NASCAR’s senior vp of technique and innovation.
“We’re thrilled to have the chance to take centre stage on this market as we get our 2022 season underway.”
This season was the primary time the Conflict had not been run on the Daytona oval observe and as an alternative was held on the speedway’s street course configuration.
The Cup Sequence groups that take part within the 2022 Conflict – which possible will probably be upwards of 25 entries – will utilise the Subsequent Gen automobile, which continues to be present process its last on observe testing.
The styling and composition of the brand new frequent Dallara-made chassis has allowed the Subsequent Gen automobiles to higher replicate the identities of their showroom counterparts.
The our bodies of all three automobiles are symmetrical with decrease greenhouses, shortened deck lids, and the automobile’s width has been widened.
“From what I’ve heard, will probably be just like the format of Bowman Grey Stadium, which has been extremely in style,” stated former Cup driver and present Fox Sports activities analyst Jamie McMurray.
“I believe the one factor that’s necessary to recollect about Bowman Grey is that it’s not usually the most effective racing, nevertheless it’s the most effective leisure in racing due to every part that occurs on such a small observe.
“I believe anytime you’ll be able to convey one thing new in and make it contemporary – it’s an enormous marketplace for NASCAR and for companions and sponsors of the game. So, I believe this can be a dwelling run.”
The Conflict on the Coliseum would be the first of two visits to Southern California, as NASCAR’s Cup will maintain a factors race at Auto Membership Speedway in Fontana on 27 February.
The rest of the 2022 Cup Sequence schedule is predicted to be launched on Wednesday morning.