Trackhouse Racing’s Ross Chastain provided one of the most memorable moments in the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season.
Chastain made the watching NASCAR world rise up from their seats when he rode the wall in an epic maneuver, moving from 10th to fifth position on October 30 at Martinsville Speedway. As a result, he booked himself a spot for the Championship 4 race in the 2022 season.
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Chastain said that the move was inspired by video games that he played when he was young. While it can be captured in a video game, how about in a movie? The Trackhouse Racing’s No. 1 driver doesn’t believe in the chances of the move featuring in a movie. He said that the video from Martinsville already looks bad and that replicating it in a Hollywood movie would make it even worse.
“I don’t think they would have made this movie would have been too unrealistic,” Chastain said. “No, no. I mean, the video at Martinsville looks like a really bad animated CG-whatever, like fake thing that they’ve dubbed in. Like it doesn’t look real when I watch it.
“I feel like whoever made that should have made it look more real. The car looks like it’s glitching by. Yeah, I think it’s beyond a movie. I don’t think that it would even seem real if you were to pitch that in January. I don’t think people would have… I don’t think that Hollywood would have bought it.”
In his first appearance in the final race of the season as a contender, Chastain finished third in the race and second in the Cup Series standings only behind 2022 champion Joey Logano.
Not only that, he had two race wins and the season was Chastain’s career best in many categories.