It was a move that Carl Edwards had tried plenty of times ... in video games.

In the 2008 Camping World RV 400 at Kansas Speedway, Edwards was locked in a last-lap battle with Jimmie Johnson. With time running out, "Cousin Carl" tried to pass Johnson with a dive-bomb move ... and it almost worked.

After initally passing Johnson, Edwards' momentum sent him into the outside wall and Johnson captured the checkered flag.

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Said Edwards after the race, "I planned on hitting the wall, but I didn't plan on the wall slowing me down that much. I played a lot of video games where you can just run it into the wall and hold it wide open… that's what I did and it didn't work."