Sunday, November 11, 2012

Keselowski takes offense

   Brad Keselowski took the Sprint Cup Series points lead and is in prime position to win his first series championship.

   But he was no fan of how the final laps unfolded at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday. Asked about what bothered him most, Keselowski offered this up:

   "Well, it's the double‑standard that I spent a whole week being bashed by a half a dozen drivers about racing hard at Texas and how I'm out of control and have a death wish, and then I see ... that. That's (expletive). That's all you can call that," Keselowski said.
   "These guys just tried to kill each other. You race hard and I get called (expletive) for racing hard and called with a death wish, and I see ...  that (expletive). It's ... ridiculous, and they should be ashamed. It's embarrassing."


  1. Tell it like it is, Brad! Unfortunately, you aren't the "Anointed One," and subsequently anything you do will be held under a microscope. Frankly, I love the passion you have brought back to racing. Keep racing hard, man, and Congrats on your all-but-assured Cup Title next week!

  2. Keselowski is right on the money with this one. The race track is no place for retaliation. Retaliation fines should be stiff and include money, points and being parked for a number of races. NASCAR's role is with the the penalty phase. There is not much they can do prior to the incident occurring.

  3. I guess this is the interview that was dubbed as unbecoming because of the language employed. I, personally, would like to see thoughts expressed without the use of expletives, but sometimes nothing else brings attention to the issue. Applying one set of standards to one driver and another set to another driver just because one is younger, less experienced, less influential, or not in the "in" group has no place in the racing world and brings on such frustration that much damage can be done. Retaliation has no place on the racetrack where so many lives can be affected or even ended. NASCAR needs to look at this very carefully and apply a punishment for doing this that is more than "a slap on the hand."