As often happens, real life imitates art, in the case of this news the art is the NASCAR 2005 video game released that year for, among other platforms, the Nintendo GameCube console. title that according to NASCAR driver Ross Chastain, it was the inspiration to carry out a shocking but dangerous maneuver to go from tenth to fifth in a real race last October 2022.
It is a movement that allows him not to have to slow down in a curve by hitting the car against the wall, which on the occasion allowed him to overtake five drivers and also took him to the next stage of the Championship. Maneuver that is so dangerous that NASCAR has officially announced that it will be prohibited, asking all drivers not to do it again and that they will receive sanctions if they disobey them.
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Elton Sawyer, NASCAR’s senior vice president of competition, stated that “basically, if there is an act that we feel compromises the safety of our competitors, officials, spectators, we will take it seriously.
“And we will penalize for that act in the future. Basically what it would be is a lap or time penalty at the end of the race, so it (the wall movement) would be a penalty,” he said.
So if any pilot was already secretly practicing it to take advantage of this maneuver, they will have to refrain and just leave it relegated to video games.
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