Post Race - Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum
Date: Feb. 5, 2023
Event: Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum (non-points race)
Series: NASCAR Cup Series
Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (quarter-mile, asphalt oval)
Format: 150-lap Feature with a 27-car field set by Heats and Last Chance Qualifiers (LCQs)
Event Winner: Martin Truex Jr., of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota)
Chase Briscoe, driver of the No. 14 Mahindra Tractors Ford Mustang
● Qualified 15th to start fourth in Heat No. 3.
● Finished second in Heat to start seventh in Feature.
● Finished 15th in Feature, completing all 150 laps.
“For us, we were never really good all weekend on a short run, and that kind of killed us at the beginning. We kind of lost our track position. There weren’t really very many long runs. On long runs, we would always kind of go forward and then you’d be beating and banging, obviously. I got turned around there the one time and it was really hard to pass. I felt like unless you were maybe three or four of those cars, they were really the only ones that were good enough that they could just kind of move through the field. We were one of those cars, I felt like if you put us in fourth or fifth, we would maintain, but we weren’t good enough to drive from the back to the front. We were just a little bit off. We just needed a little bit more.”