NASCAR to return to L.A. Coliseum in 2023

The 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season will begin Feb. 5 on the short track inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with the Busch Light Clash.

It will be the second straight year NASCAR will hold the exhibition race at the tight quarter-mile asphalt oval, built inside the iconic venue that has played that hosted two Summer Olympics, as well as numerous college football and NFL games.

Joey Logano won this year’s race by holding off pole-winner Kyle Busch.

“I can’t believe it,” Logano said after his victory. “We’re here. The L.A. Coliseum. We got the victory with the old Shell/Pennzoil Mustang. This is an amazing event.

“Congratulations, NASCAR. Such a huge step in our industry to be able to do this, put on an amazing race for everybody. I’m out of breath. I was so excited about this.”

NASCAR said it will announce the rest of the 2023 schedule at a later date.