Chase Elliott opposes the NASCAR wall-riding movement

That move is still on the table for this weekend’s championship race at Phoenix Raceway

Last week, Ross Chastain started the final round at Martinsville Speedway from 10th. Then grab fifth gear, skip the brake pedal for the third turn and ride the wall with full throttle.

Ross Chastain installs a wall in Martinsville; Passes 5 cars (video)

This move has only been successful in the video game world of NASCAR racing. However, Chastain passed 5 cars, set the record and secured a place in this week’s championship race.

This move completely destroyed the car. It’s not like movement is an option for any lap, except for the last lap.

NASCAR has said it will not add a new immobilizer rule for this weekend’s championship race. However, they plan to discuss it in detail before 2023.

Does that mean we’ll see every Championship car ride the wall on the last lap in Phoenix, perhaps.

Chase Elliott commented on The Wall Journey

“I think there are some factors to that in my opinion, but it definitely deserves credit for the guy for doing what he had to do to get the job done,” Chase Elliott said of the move.

“I totally respect that, and I think that deserves some respect. But from just a global spectacle of our sport, when you kind of step back and look at it, I think it’s a bit embarrassing, really, when you step back and look at it. It’s like cutting into the road track is unacceptable. also “.

“NASCAR put a lot of time and effort into making these cars equal, we hang crew chiefs for weeks for having the vinyl cut in the wrong place, you know, and then you break the record and run two seconds faster than everyone else.”

“You know, from the point of view of integrity what we’re doing, is that right? I don’t know, maybe I wouldn’t say that, but it’s definitely interesting.”

NASCAR Reacts to Ross Chastain’s Wall Ride in Martinsville

Ross Chastain talks about this move

CONCORD, N.C. – OCTOBER 9: Ross Chastain, driver of the World’s #1 Speed ​​Chevrolet, walks on stage during driver introductions ahead of the NASCAR Bank of America Roval 400 Cup Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 09, 2022 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

“There wasn’t a lot of common sense in this,” Ross Chastain admitted to the move.

“And I think the difference is being – Travis Pastrana said the difference between stupidity and intelligence is success. And that’s great because we succeeded. Now why did you work? I don’t know.”

“There was a lot of luck,” Chastain explained. “I wouldn’t be ashamed of it.”

“But I got it – like the time we took the white flag, it was on my mind like you can’t leave the wall. Once I’m on the back, I have to follow. And he actually has a lot of kicks and like a pocket, I’ll call it, in [Turn] 3 than I could have imagined.”

“And I thought when I hit the wall, I hit it really hard on entry, which surprised me. I thought I could kind of put in it. And then as I walked on the track on the way out that night, I realized, kind of like Darlington Turn 3, … The wall disappears by six or eight inches that I hadn’t noticed before.”

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