The NASCAR driver gets a spot in the championship race with the last second video game move

The NASCAR driver gets a spot in the championship race with the last second video game move

NASCAR driver Ross Chastain credited childhood video game habit for his daring last corner move at today’s Martinsville Speedway, which saw him catapult from 10th to fifth in the final seconds of the race riding the high wall. high speed.

The move secured Chastain a spot in next weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series Championship 4, the first appearance in the series finale for his Trackhouse Racing team. Chastain also broke the stock car track record at Martinsville Speedway.

“I played a lot NASCAR 2005 on the GameCube with [younger brother] Chad is growing up and you could get away with it, ”Chastain explained a post-race interview. “And I never knew if it would really work; I mean, I did it when I was eight. “

“I just made the choice; I grabbed fifth gear along the back and pushed hard.

Wall-riding at high speed has long been a common trick in the world of low-stakes racing games to swoop around corners and outrun opponents, but Chastain has proven it can work in the real world as well. That is, it can work at least once.

Well received by EA Sports NASCAR 2005: Pursuit for the Cup hit Nintendo GameCube way back in September 2004. It was the last NASCAR game released for the console.

Luke is Games Editor at IGN’s Sydney office. You can chat with him on Twitter @ Mr Luke Reilly.





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