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F1 2022

Watch: NASCAR Chastain's in iconic all-time move to seal Championship spot

Ross Chastain needed a miracle going into the final lap of the Playoffs eliminator at Martinsville - so he got rather creative.

Ross Chastain pulled off one of the greatest moves in the history of NASCAR to steal a spot in the Championship 4 by 'wall-riding' around the final corner at Martinsville in the Playoff eliminator.

Trackhouse Racing's Chastain was below the bubble where the top four drivers would advance through to next Sunday's Championship race in Phoenix, while the other four drivers still standing would be eliminated.

Heading onto the 500th and final lap at Martinsville in the last semi-final race, Chastain was 10th, needing to climb places around the 20 second long lap.

He needed to get creative, which is exactly what he did by 'wall-riding' around Turns 3 and 4, climbing to fifth - and eventually fourth as Brad Keselowski was disqualified post-race.

It sealed him a spot in the Championship race along with 2018 champion Joey Logano, 2020 winner Chase Elliott and Martinsville winner Christopher Bell.

For his part, Hamlin - who Chastain has had multiple run-ins throughout 2022 called the move "brilliant" but was a little peeved as his search for that elusive Cup title goes on.

You can watch the incredible video below - something that even Dale Earnhardt Jr had not seen before...

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