NASCAR to penalize wall-riding move

After NASCAR’s decision to penalize wall-riding move, “proud” Ross Chastain says he doesn’t want to do it again

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NASCAR fans will be disappointed to know that there won’t be any wall-riding move, at least from Ross Chastain.

The 2022 season had a lot of great moments but none was better than Chastain’s epic video game-inspired wall-riding maneuver at Martinsville Speedway. The Trackhouse Racing’s No. 1 Chevrolet driver picked up five spots, thus advancing into the Championship 4 ahead of the likes of Denny Hamlin.

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While the driver was proud of the move, he committed to never doing it again.

“I am proud,” he said Saturday at the L.A. Coliseum. “I was proud at Indy that I was able to take advantage of it like I did. Looking back, neither one of them were planned. Yes, I’m proud of it. I don’t ever want to do it again, though.”

Chastain’s comment also comes at the back of NASCAR’s decision to penalize any such move in the future under rule

The rule states that “Safety is a top priority for NASCAR and NEM (NASCAR Event Management). Therefore, any violations deemed to compromise the safety of an Event or otherwise pose a dangerous risk to the safety of Competitors, Officials, spectators, or others are treated with the highest degree of seriousness. Safety violations will be handled on a case-by-case basis.”

After NASCAR’s decision to penalize the move, Chastain said:

“I’m glad I don’t have to do it again. It was the longest wreck of my life. It was really successful, but I have no desire to ever do that again. And selfishly, I’m glad I get to be the only one to go down in history that ever successfully did it where it really mattered and it really paid off.”

Chastain will certainly be remembered for it for a long time.

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