According to The Atlantic, NASCAR is planning to race at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum next season.
The field serves as a home ground for USC Trojan’s football team and has served as a host for many sporting events since it opened in 1923. Some of the events that the field hosted include two Olympic Games, two Super Bowls and other motorsports events.
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Word on the street is @NASCAR wants to lay some asphalt down at the LA Coliseum in 2022
We did that back in 2013 but also added a nice crossover jump pic.twitter.com/kitKkUDZQS
— Stadium SUPER Trucks (@SSuperTrucks) September 7, 2021
The rumour is that NASCAR plans to convert the venue into a quarter-mile track for its season-opening Clash exhibition race before the Daytona 500.
The idea is to increase the excitement of the race before the 2022 season begins. However, the track might not see the debut of the scheduled Next Gen cars as the teams are worried that there might be too many wrecks in this high-attrition race. So the event might go ahead using current cars.
As the field is going to be small. the number of cars participating in the Clash.
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is also set to host Olympic games in 2028.