NASCAR’s throwback theme for the Southern 500 is one of the best one-offs I’ve ever seen in racing. Fans love the look back at the sport’s history, and it’s even prompted us to go down a rabbit hole browsing old photos of cool race cars. If this isn’t already going to be a yearly tradition, it should be.

Admittedly, I’m not a huge fan of dwelling too long on the past, but it’s pretty awesome to bring back all the old liveries, old commentators and polyester suits as a one-off. Shoot, I’d love to see other series follow suit! So, what would you like to see in next year’s throwback race?

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Aside from the obvious answer of “Jeff Gordon’s rainbow car,” I’m kind of in love with this old Flintstones-themed Chad Little car. Cartoon Network! The timesuck of my childhood! How could it get any better?

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What would you include in future throwback races?

(Yes, NASCAR. This is your very obvious hint that you should do this again next year.)

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