it was really hard to pass. It was a fun race, it was cool to be back in the Coliseum. I’d like to thank everybody at Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford and Bass Pro Shops.”

The roar of engines and the smell of burning rubber filled the air as drivers from the NASCAR Cup Series took to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the Busch Light Clash exhibition race. Martin Truex Jr. was the ultimate winner, emerging from the pack to take home the gold medal. After the race, drivers shared their thoughts on the race, the track, and the competition.

Austin Dillon, who finished second, noted the competitive nature of the race and how his teammate, Martin Truex Jr., was able to make adjustments to come out on top. Kyle Busch, who finished third, talked about how he was able to make up ground by using the outside lane on passes. Alex Bowman, who finished fourth, credited his success to good restarts from the outside, while Kyle Larson, who finished fifth, noted the increased intensity of the race.

Ryan Preece, who finished seventh, spoke about his fast race car and his grassroots experience in racing. Denny Hamlin, who finished 10th, discussed the lack of repercussions for bumping other cars, and his suggestion that the race be put in the playoffs. Justin Haley, who finished 11th, was proud of the progress his team has made in a short amount of time. Noah Gragson, who finished 14th, noted the difficulty of passing and the pinball-style of the race. Finally, Chase Briscoe, who finished 15th, highlighted the difficulty of passing and thanked his team for their hard work.

The Busch Light Clash was an intense race that showcased the skill and determination of the drivers of the NASCAR Cup Series. With the gold medal going to Martin Truex Jr., the drivers shared their thoughts on the race and the competition, giving us a glimpse into the world of NASCAR.