O’Donnell: Moving Clash "best option to keep everybody safe"
Due to the impending torrential rain and possible flooding in the Los Angeles area, NASCAR has decided to move the Busch Light Clash race up to Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET instead of waiting for potential delays on Sunday. The heat races and last chance qualifying race have been eliminated, with the 22 drivers with the fastest practice speeds advancing to the race, along with one additional position based on owner points. The decision to move the race was made considering public safety concerns and the impact on the local community. If weather interferes with the Saturday night race, NASCAR will re-evaluate the options. Despite the inconvenience for fans, many Cup Series drivers support the decision to try to race on Saturday and believe it could be a progressive move to potentially flex race schedules in the future.