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Thinkin’ Out Loud at Martinsville: You Don’t Know It Yet, But Ross Chastain’s Move Is Timeless

Ross Chastain runs against the outside wall during the final lap at Martinsville Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

#1: Ross Chastain, TrackHouse Racing, Moose Fraternity Chevrolet Camaro launches his car into the wall to speed around Turn 4 to pass #11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, FedEx Freight Direct Toyota Camry (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Brave, silly or stupid, it doesn’t matter how you look at it. We’re going to be watching reruns of Ross Chastain’s Martinsville move until the end of racing.

The Big 6: Questions Answered After Christopher Bell, Ross Chastain Throw Playoff Hail Marys at Martinsville

Christopher Bell celebrates his NASCAR Cup Series win at Martinsville Speedway, October 2022. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Don’t put Christopher Bell’s back against the wall; he’ll come out fighting tooth and nail. Bell proved that during a hard-fought race at Martinsville Speedway.

Stock Car Scoop: Was Ross Chastain’s Last Lap Move Fair or Foul?

Ross Chastain and Denny Hamlin race together at Homestead-Miami Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

#1: Ross Chastain, TrackHouse Racing, Kubota Chevrolet Camaro, #11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, FedEx Ground Toyota Camry

Bryan Nolen and Jared Haas break down the race at the paperclip-shaped oval and discuss if the move by Ross Chastain at Martinsville Speedway was fair or foul.

Dropping the Hammer: Ross Chastain Did That

Ross Chastain celebrates after earning a spot in the Championship 4 at Martinsville Speedway. (Photo: Daniel McFadin)

Ross Chastain celebrates after earning a spot in the Championship 4 at Martinsville Speedway. (Photo: Daniel McFadin)

Ross Chastain accomplished what no NASCAR driver has done before: the successful “video game” maneuver. His reward? A spot in the Championship 4.

Drivers React to Ross Chastain’s Video Game Move To Make Championship 4

Ross Chastain runs against the outside wall during the final lap at Martinsville Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

#1: Ross Chastain, TrackHouse Racing, Moose Fraternity Chevrolet Camaro launches his car into the wall to speed around Turn 4 to pass #11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, FedEx Freight Direct Toyota Camry (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ross Chastain used a video game move by passing five cars on the final lap to make the Championship 4. But should that be accepted going forward? The drivers answer.

Christopher Bell Wins at Martinsville; Video Game Move Nets Ross Chastain Final Transfer Spot

Christopher Bell races around Martinsville Speedway in the 2022 Xfinity 500. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Bell’s walk-off win at Martinsville came as Ross Chastain used a video-game move to also claim a spot in the Championship 4.

NASCAR 101: A Martinsville Playoff Menagerie

#24: William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports, RaptorTough.com Chevrolet Camaro, #9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, LLumar Chevrolet Camaro

With eight drivers, two races and three playoff spots left heading to Martinsville, here’s everything you need to know for race weekend.

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