2022 is a massive year for the NASCAR Cup Series, with an all-new Next Gen car and an explosive start to the season with a non-championship round inside the LA Memorial Coliseum. Now we know that the new location will be coming to iRacing very soon.
The Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum will take part on a newly created race track inside the sports venue, current home to the USC Trojans football team and upcoming 2028 Summer Olympics.
Four heat races, two last-chance qualifiers and a main race take races will take place on 6th February, with 36 drivers entered.
Sim racing platform iRacing has been deeply involved in the creation of the venue alongside NASCAR, and as a result will be releasing the circuit tomorrow, 26th January 2022.
Senior VP and Executive Producer at iRacing, Greg Hill, tweeted on the 25th of the LA Coliseum track: “What a unique collaborative effort this project has been between us at iRacing and NASCAR. We plan to release it this Wednesday in our next patch…”
He then followed up with a close-up shot of Barney The Flag Man stood in his box, located above the infield with the ‘Busch Light Clast at the Coliseum Los Angeles’ branding.
It’s been public knowledge since September last year that iRacing had been working on this project, even showing early builds on Fox Sports with Clint Bowyer, Tyler Reddick and Jamie McMurray trying out the stadium track.
But this is now confirmation that iRacing members will now also be able to drive around this unique location, and ahead of the real-world NASCAR event. What’s also included in the next patch remains to be seen, but we’ll be back tomorrow with more information.
Image source: Greg Hill