This past weekend, the Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum kicked off NASCAR’s momentous diamond anniversary in historic fashion with one of the most memorable exhibitions the sport has seen in its 75-year history.

Unlike last year’s inaugural event at the Coliseum, Sunday’s race did not stand out for a fresh concept. Rather, it turned heads and left a lasting impression for the improvements it showed and the unique experience it provided, which instilled critical trust in NASCAR’s newfound willingness to think outside of the box.