NASCAR driver Ross Chastain attributes his bold last-corner move at Martinsville Speedway today to his childhood video game habits.
The move secures Chastain a spot in the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Championship 4 next weekend. Chastain also broke his stock car track record at Martinsville Speedway.
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“I played a lot of NASCAR 2005 on the GameCube. [younger brother] Chad was growing up and you were able to get through it,” Chastain explained. Post-race interviewAnd I wasn’t sure if it actually worked. I mean, I did it when I was eight years old.
I just made a choice. I grabbed 5th gear behind and went all out. ”
Riding walls at high speed has long been a common cheat in the world of low-stakes racing games for slingshotting around corners to outrun opponents, but Chastain says it works in the real world too. proved. That is, it works at least once.
EA Sports’ acclaimed NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup hit the Nintendo GameCube in September 2004. It was the last NASCAR game released for consoles.
Luke is a game editor in IGN’s Sydney office. You can chat with him on Twitter @MrLukeReilly.