Hooniverse Asks: Did you watch the NASCAR Clash at the Coliseum?

NASCAR roared into Los Angeles this weekend as the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum unfolded. Based on my social media feed that day, a lot of people in the area were excited about the race. This served as the debut event for the Next Gen race car, it brought NASCAR into the heart of LA, and it showed off tight short-course racing in a pretty cool setting.

Joey Logano won the race after taking over the top spot on lap 116. Kyle Busch and Austin Dillon were trading places behind Logano before ripping towards the checker. It’s a lot of racing to pack into a 1/4-mile, but from everywhere I know who was there it was a blast to watch.

Did you watch any of the Clash at the Coliseum?

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5 responses to “Hooniverse Asks: Did you watch the NASCAR Clash at the Coliseum?”

  1. NOSCAR Avatar

    No. I stopped watching NASCAR around the start of the Car of Tomorrow era, and I think the sport hasn’t done anything to energize its base. I also think their flip flop that torpedoed Brandon Brown’s sponsorship deal isn’t going to bring back any core fans that strayed.

  2. RSDeuce Avatar

    I know that my NASCAR fan stepdad called me to get me to watch because he was very excited about the event. I didn’t, but did re-watch and am now looking around for commentary on it. I find it interesting as a concept. I watched a lot of NASCAR with him back in the day, but find it very boring nowadays. I wouldn’t be opposed to watching if the racers and racing were more diverse.

    This is definitely a good thing per what I see on the internet, although I figure the racers themselves must have been dizzy as hell by the end.

  3. Lokki Avatar

    NASCAR? Weren’t they the American series that raced cars based on cars available from the manufacturer kind of like the British Touring Car Championship? I had wondered what happened to them in an indifferent sort of way. Somebody told me that the name was sold or something apparently and there’s some poor imitation of what it used to be being promoted nowadays, but it’s nothing like it used to be. My friend said that they all have the same car and they’re only differentiated by decals. Now they’re reduced to racing in stadiums? Too bad

  4. Idaneck Avatar

    Haven’t watched much since that sweet black 28 Havoline Thunderbird was retired. Also, my dad worked in marketing for Texaco and we went to many races. Even met Davey Allison and Robert Yates when I was a wee one.

  5. Mike Malsed Avatar
    Mike Malsed

    watched a bunch of it. Found it very boring – almost no speed, stupid intermission??? What’s with that? If that’s what NASCAR wants to move to, go for it. Not going to be watching.