Advancing to The Clash: Live lineup updates, results from the Coliseum

The NASCAR stars are in Los Angeles, but not every one of them will qualify for Sunday’s Busch Light Clash (6 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

There are 23 spots for the 150-lap showdown at the quarter-mile track built inside the venerable Los Angeles Coliseum. Drivers will be Advancing to the Clash throughout Sunday via a series of heat races and last-chance qualifying races.

In short: The top four finishers from each of the four heat races (3 p.m. ET, FOX) Sunday advance into the Busch Light Clash. Those who don’t qualify that way will compete later (4:10 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 22 spots (16 from heat races, six from last-chance qualifying races). The final spot is reserved for the driver who finished highest in 2021 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.

Note: The heat race lineups were determined by Saturday night’s single-car qualifying speeds.

Qualifying Heat Race No. 1: Results (‘A’ notes driver to advance to The Clash)

Finishing Spot Car Number Driver
1 18 Kyle Busch (A)
2 99 Daniel Suarez (A)
3 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (A)
4 12 Ryan Blaney (A)
5 11 Denny Hamlin
6 1 Ross Chastain
7 38 Todd Gilliland
8 10 Aric Almirola
9 78 BJ McLeod

Qualifying Heat Race No. 2: Results (‘A’ notes driver to advance to The Clash)

Finishing Spot Car Number Driver
1 8 Tyler Reddick (A)
2 14 Chase Briscoe (A)
3 3 Austin Dillon (A)
4 41 Cole Custer (A)
5 23 Bubba Wallace
6 48 Alex Bowman
7 19 Martin Truex Jr.
8 21 Harrison Burton
9 6 Brad Keselowski

Qualifying Heat Race No. 3: Results (‘A’ notes driver to advance to The Clash)

Finishing Spot Car Number Driver
1 31 Justin Haley (A)
2 24 William Byron (A)
3 20 Christopher Bell (A)
4 9 Chase Elliott (A)
5 16 AJ Allmendinger
6 4 Kevin Harvick
7 17 Chris Buescher
8 51 Cody Ware
9 7 Corey LaJoie

Qualifying Heat Race No. 4: Results (‘A’ notes driver to advance to The Clash)

Finishing Spot Car Number Driver
1 22 Joey Logano (A)
2 5 Kyle Larson (A)
3 34 Michael McDowell (A)
4 43 Erik Jones (A)
5 2 Austin Cindric
6 15 Ryan Preece
7 45 Kurt Busch
8 77 Landon Cassill
9 42 Ty Dillon

Last-Chance Qualifier Race No. 1: Results (‘A’ notes driver to advance to The Clash)

This lineup was determined by Sunday’s heat races.

Finishing Spot Car Number Driver
1 11 Denny Hamlin (A)
2 4 Kevin Harvick (A)
3 16 AJ Allmendinger (A)
4 51 Cody Ware
5 17 Chris Buescher
6 1 Ross Chastain
7 7 Corey LaJoie
8 38 Todd Gilliland
9 78 BJ McLeod
10 10 Aric Almirola

Last-Chance Qualifier Race No. 2: Results (‘A’ notes driver to advance to The Clash)

This lineup was determined by Sunday’s heat races.

Finishing Spot Car Number Driver
1 15 Ryan Preece (A)
2 23 Bubba Wallace (A)
3 21 Harrison Burton (A)
4 6 Brad Keselowski
5 2 Austin Cindric
6 77 Landon Cassill
7 42 Ty Dillon
8 45 Kurt Busch
9 48 Alex Bowman
10 19 Martin Truex Jr. (DNS)

Cars advancing to the Busch Light Clash main event (6 p.m. ET):

Starting Spot/Driver How determined
1 Kyle Busch Heat Race No. 1 winner
2 Tyler Reddick Heat Race No. 2 winner
3 Justin Haley Heat Race No. 3 winner
4 Joey Logano Heat Race No. 4 winner
5 Daniel Suarez Heat Race No. 1 second place
6 Chase Briscoe Heat Race No. 2 second place
7 William Byron Heat Race No. 3 second place
8 Kyle Larson Heat Race No. 4 second place
9 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Heat Race No. 1 third place
10 Austin Dillon Heat Race No. 2 third place
11 Christopher Bell Heat Race No. 3 third place
12 Michael McDowell Heat Race No. 4 third place
13 Ryan Blaney Heat Race No. 1 fourth place
14 Cole Custer Heat Race No. 2 fourth place
15 Chase Elliott Heat Race No. 3 fourth place
16 Erik Jones Heat Race No. 4 fourth place
17 Denny Hamlin Last Chance Qualifier No. 1 winner
18 Ryan Preece Last Chance Qualifier No. 2 winner
19 Kevin Harvick Last Chance Qualifier No. 1 second place
20 Bubba Wallace Last Chance Qualifier No. 2 second place
21 AJ Allmendinger Last Chance Qualifier No. 1 third place
22 Harrison Burton Last Chance Qualifier No. 2 third place
23 Martin Truex Jr. 2021 Points Provisional