Live lineup updates, results from 2023 Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum


The stadium lights won’t be the only things shining brightly come Sunday night – so too will NASCAR’s biggest stars when the Busch Light Clash (8 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) kicks off the sport’s historic 75th season in a most historic venue.

There are 27 spots available for the 150-lap showdown at the quarter-mile track built inside the venerable Los Angeles Coliseum, up from 23 in last year’s inaugural event. Thirty-six drivers are on the entry list, which means nine won’t make the big show.

Drivers will clinch their spot in The Clash via a series of heat races and last-chance qualifying races on Sunday before the green flag for the main event.

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In short: The top five finishers from each of the four heat races (5 p.m. ET, FOX) Sunday advance into the Busch Light Clash. Those who don’t qualify that way will compete later (6:10 p.m. ET, FOX) Sunday in two last-chance qualifiers. The top three finishers in each LCQ race will also advance for a total of 26 spots (20 from heat races, six from last-chance qualifying races). The final spot is reserved for the driver who finished highest in 2022 points who has not yet qualified.

Follow along for live updates as we’ll post the lineups for the heat races, then the results from both the heat races and last-chance qualifying from the Los Angeles Coliseum, with the final Busch Light Clash starting lineup at the bottom of the page updated in real time.

Qualifying Heat Race No. 1: Results (bold* denotes driver has advanced to Busch Light Clash main event)

Finishing Spot Car Number Driver
1 10 Aric Almirola*
2 48 Alex Bowman*
3 31 Justin Haley*
4 42 Noah Gragson*
5 22 Joey Logano*
6 34 Michael McDowell
7 21 Harrison Burton
8 77 Ty Dillon
9 17 Chris Buescher

Qualifying Heat Race No. 2: Results (bold* denotes driver has advanced to Busch Light Clash main event)

Finishing Spot Car Number Driver
1 19 Martin Truex Jr.*
2 8 Kyle Busch*
3 3 Austin Dillon*
4 5 Kyle Larson*
5 4 Kevin Harvick*
6 9 Chase Elliott
7 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
8 2 Austin Cindric
9 78 BJ McLeod

Qualifying Heat Race No. 3: Results (bold* denotes driver has advanced to Busch Light Clash main event)

Finishing Spot Car Number Driver
1 11 Denny Hamlin*
2 14 Chase Briscoe*
3 45 Tyler Reddick*
4 12 Ryan Blaney*
5 99 Daniel Suárez*
6 20 Christopher Bell
7 38 Todd Gilliland
8 6 Brad Keselowski
9 15 JJ Yeley

Qualifying Heat Race No. 4: Results (bold* denotes driver has advanced to Busch Light Clash main event)

Finishing Spot Car Number Driver
1 24 William Byron*
2 23 Bubba Wallace*
3 1 Ross Chastain*
4 41 Ryan Preece*
5 43 Erik Jones*
6 54 Ty Gibbs
7 16 AJ Allmendinger
8 7 Corey LaJoie
9 51 Cody Ware

Last-Chance Qualifier Race No. 1: Results (bold* denotes driver has advanced to Busch Light Clash main event)

Finishing Spot Car Number Driver
1 34 Michael McDowell*
2 20 Christopher Bell*
3 38 Todd Gilliland*
4 21 Harrison Burton
5 6 Brad Keselowski
6 77 Ty Dillon
7 17 Chris Buescher
8 15 JJ Yeley

Last-Chance Qualifier Race No. 2: Results (bold* denotes driver has advanced to Busch Light Clash main event)

Finishing Spot Car Number Driver
1 9 Chase Elliott*
2 54 Ty Gibbs*
3 16 AJ Allmendinger*
4 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
5 2 Austin Cindric* (advanced via points provisional)
6 7 Corey LaJoie
7 51 Cody Ware
8 78 BJ McLeod

FULL STARTING LINEUP FOR BUSCH LIGHT CLASH (8 p.m. ET)

Starting Spot/Driver How determined
1. Aric Almirola Heat Race No. 1 winner
2. Martin Truex Jr. Heat Race No. 2 winner
3. Denny Hamlin Heat Race No. 3 winner
4. William Byron Heat Race No. 4 winner
5. Alex Bowman Heat Race No. 1 second place
6. Kyle Busch Heat Race No. 2 second place
7. Chase Briscoe Heat Race No. 3 second place
8. Bubba Wallace Heat Race No. 4 second place
9. Justin Haley Heat Race No. 1 third place
10. Austin Dillon Heat Race No. 2 third place
11. Tyler Reddick Heat Race No. 3 third place
12. Ross Chastain Heat Race No. 4 third place
13. Noah Gragson Heat Race No. 1 fourth place
14. Kyle Larson Heat Race No. 2 fourth place
15. Ryan Blaney Heat Race No. 3 fourth place
16. Ryan Preece Heat Race No. 4 fourth place
17. Joey Logano Heat Race No. 1 fifth place
18. Kevin Harvick Heat Race No. 2 fifth place
19. Daniel Suárez Heat Race No. 3 fifth place
20. Erik Jones Heat Race No. 4 fifth place
21. Michael McDowell Last Chance Qualifier No. 1 winner
22. Chase Elliott Last Chance Qualifier No. 2 winner
23. Christopher Bell Last Chance Qualifier No. 1 second place
24. Ty Gibbs Last Chance Qualifier No. 2 second place
25. Todd Gilliland Last Chance Qualifier No. 1 third place
26. AJ Allmendinger Last Chance Qualifier No. 2 third place
27. Austin Cindric 2022 Points Provisional
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