Chase Elliott ended the 72-minute practice session at the iconic LA Memorial Coliseum as the fastest driver of them all. Elliott turned a lap of 13.455 seconds, which equates to 66.890 mph.
Elliott’s lap was just two-one thousandths of a second faster than his bitter rival Kevin Harvick, who finished the session in P2.
Chase Briscoe, Justin Haley and Kyle Busch turned the third through fifth-fastest laps, while Tyler Reddick, Kyle Larson, Landon Cassill, Ryan Blaney and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top-10 fastest in practice.
Here are the full results from Busch Light Clash practice at the LA Memorial Coliseum:
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|Car||Driver||Best Time||Diff.||Laps||Group #|
|23||47||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||13.646||-0.191||93||3|
|30||19||Martin Truex Jr.||13.780||-0.325||81||2|
While many were skeptical about how NASCAR Cup Series cars would be able to work around a quarter-mile race track, those doubts have been shelved after practice for the 2022 Busch Light Clash at the LA Memorial Coliseum.
The cars were able to nimbly maneuver around the tight confines of the track and the new composite bodies showed their benefit on Saturday. Several cars made slight contact with walls or other cars and at no point did body work crumple into the tires.
It was a relatively clean practice session. Chase Briscoe’s No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing machine had a throttle cable break on his car near the end of his final eight-minute session on track.
Daniel Suarez had his brakes catch fire early in the session, but that didn’t slow the No. 99 Trackhouse Racing driver down as Suarez was 11th in the session.