Drivers gave NASCAR fans a special treat they probably weren't expecting

With the sun setting on the final regular season race of the NASCAR Cup series at the Federated 400, fans of the sport were treated to a memorable send off by possibly the group who could have pulled it off--the drivers.

Before the green flag was raised to signal the start of the race, drivers cruised around the track four-wide--different from the usual two-wide approach while tailing the pacer before the start of the race.

During the course of a race, a four-wide position is both exciting and dangerous, but this was just one way the sport's athletes could show their appreciation for fans at the close of the season.