Video of the Day: NASCAR Crashes at the Clash

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Sunday's NASCAR Clash at the Coliseum in Los Angeles was a crash-filled affair, as one might expect from a track that was just a quarter-mile to a lap.

I thought a nice video of every wreck would be a good way to pass the end of the Wednesday workday, but the best I could find was the official highlight package from Fox. That said, given how many wrecks there were, the highlight package should show plenty of incidents.

I watched the whole race just waiting for it to end, and I was bummed when Bubba Wallace got spun out of contention. Then again I was sorta happy for winner Martin Truex Jr. because we're about the same age and it's nice to see that one doesn't have to be a spry 20-year-old to win a NASCAR race.

Finish off your workday with Fox and NASCAR. And tune in to TTAC tonight and tomorrow for Chicago Auto Show coverage.

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • JMII JMII on Feb 09, 2023

    CRASHCAR lives up to its name. If you want job security get a job as a NASCAR builder as its guaranteed work all season.

  • FreedMike FreedMike on Feb 09, 2023

    I like NASCAR, but this race is silly.

  • Dukeisduke Dukeisduke on Feb 09, 2023

    What was the point of this race? To make outsiders think that NASCAR is a demolition derby series? I don't think a race like this will attract new fans to the sport.

  • Bullnuke Bullnuke on Feb 10, 2023

    NASCAR was interesting to me in the '80s, after that not at all. I would maybe start watching again if the old "Race on Sunday, buy on Monday" formula was still in place. Put some Toyota Camry's, Honda Accord's, Hyundai Elantra's, whatever into a race where the old "stock car" rules return. Heck, even an SUV division. It would be a slower race for sure but likely very entertaining.