Ross Chastain just locked himself into the Championship 4 in the craziest way possible.

He and Denny Hamlin, who have been beefing all season, weren't racing for the win, but instead the last spot in the Championship 4. Denny has the edge on the last lap, and almost to the finish line. Had he got there first he would've been thru to the final four.

I was fooled thinking I had 3 of my 4 predictions for the Championship 4 correct. The announcers even credited Denny with getting to the line first.

While I'm a relatively new NASCAR fan, I've never seen anything like that move before. It's great to see the drama attracting a new audience.

PFT tweeted too but that's for 999 club members eyes only.

Some, like defending Cup Series Champion Kyle Larson, weren't fans of the move

But Handsome Hank was 

Thankfully the lifetime race fans were able to provide some perspective

There's just one race left to declare a champion. Join us at Phoenix next weekend and come by the Barstool Sportsbook activation for a chance to try the racing sim and win prizes.

Just 4 drivers remain in contention for the NASCAR Cup Championship:

Joey Logano, No. 22 Team Penske Ford
Christopher Bell, No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Ross Chastain, No. 1 Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet
Chase Elliott, No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

Stay tuned on the Barstool Sportsbook app for their odds to win the Championship. Cya in Phoenix.