The Busch Light Clash at the L.A. Coliseum has been rescheduled for Saturday night due to concerns about inclement weather.
Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the race at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT). The Clash will run ahead of the NASCAR Mexico Series race.
“Due to the threat of unprecedented severe weather on Sunday, the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Mexico Series race events for the Clash have been moved to Saturday night,” read a NASCAR statement. “Thanks to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Los Angeles Public Safety for their partnership and support to make the schedule adjustment for tonight’s event to ensure a safe experience for fans, competitors and staff.
“We understand weather conditions may worsen as the day progresses, so we encourage fans to make decisions in the best interest of safety. We appreciate our fans, partners, and everyone associated with this event on this unprecedented event.”
NASCAR will still start 23 drivers in The Clash. The first 22 spots will be determined by a driver’s fastest lap in final practice (5:35 p.m. ET). The final spot will go to the driver highest in points from 2023 who is not locked into The Clash.
There will be no heat races or a last chance qualifier race. The heat races were scheduled for Saturday after the combined practice/qualifying session. The LCQ race was set for Sunday before the third edition of the Busch Light Clash.
Martin Truex Jr. and the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing team is the defending winner of The Clash. All 36 charter teams are entered in the event.