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NASCAR driver recreates wall ride from 2005 GameCube game to qualify for championship

A NASCAR driver pulled off a wall ride stunt on the final lap of the Xfinity 500 race at Martinsville Speedway yesterday.

The inspiration for the move came from NASCAR 2005, according to driver Ross Chastain.

“I played a lot of NASCAR 2005 on the GameCube which I had growing up,” Chastain explained in his post-race interview. “You could get away with it,” he continued, referring to using the move in-game, “and I never knew if it would actually work [in real life].”

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The move was a tactic which Chastain said he had only planned to use if needed. Coming in to that final bend, Chastain was in 10th position but needed to finish higher to have a chance of qualifying for the Championship 4 playoffs at Phoenix Raceway this weekend.

UNBELIEVABLE!@RossChastain floors it along the wall to go from 10th to 5th and advance to the CHAMPIONSHIP! #NASCARPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/9qX3eq7T6h

— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) October 30, 2022

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“I have never seen anything like that before in my life,” one of the commentators said. Theres a good reason why. The move is extremely dangerous, as the driver accelerates the car into the bend of the wall and lets go of the wheel whilst keeping the gas on. “I grabbed fifth gear down the back and full committed,” Chastain said. “I just hoped I didnt catch the turn four access gate or something crazy but I was willing to do it.”

“Played a lot of NASCAR 2005 on the GameCube.”@RossChastain explained his video-game move. #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/4jkF6BzAgk

— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) October 30, 2022

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The right side of Chastians car finished the race quite damaged. NASCAR shared footage from inside Chastains car as he drove against the wall, and its not pretty to watch.

Fellow NASCAR driver Chase Briscoe shared his attempt at pulling off the move in-game, which did not see the same success as Chastain.

We gotta get the realism back into these video games…. pic.twitter.com/EnyFozYa0I

— Chase Briscoe (@ChaseBriscoe_14) October 31, 2022

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Other NASCAR drivers have also attempted the same trick in races, but this is the first time the move has been successful. Needless to say, please dont try this in real life.

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