LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 06: A view of the flyover during the national anthem prior to the start of the NASCAR Cup Series Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on February 06, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chris Graythen / Getty Images) | Getty Images
The lines were long for the merchandise haulers before last weekend’s Clash at the Coliseum. At the event merchandise hauler near the main entrance to the Coliseum, one line had 70 people in it and the other five lines had nearly as many. That was about 30 minutes before the start of the first heat race (more than 3 1/2 hours before the main event).
Steve Lauletta, president of 23XI Racing, said the team sold more merchandise at the hauler it shares with Joe Gibbs Racing last weekend than for any Cup event last year except the Daytona 500.
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