“What offends me is the double standard that I spent a whole week being bashed by a half-dozen drivers about racing hard at Texas and how I’m out of control and have a death wish, and then I see bullshit like that,” said Brad Keselowski in his post race press conference. “That’s fucking bullshit! That’s all you can call that.
These guys just tried to kill each other. You race hard and I get called an asshole for racing hard and called with a death wish, and I see shit like that and it just pisses me off. It’s just fucking ridiculous, and they should be ashamed. It’s embarrassing.”
I thought we’d start out with the quote itself from the man himself. Phoenix’s Advocare 500 was full of drama. Drama that will definitely put the sport back on the map again and get the fans fired up!
And Brad Keselowski said exactly what was on his mind without any hesitation!
Last week many of the other drivers on the Sprint Cup Series circuit criticized Keselowski for racing then points leader, Jimmie Johnson, “too” hard in the final laps of the race in Texas.
He spent the past week taking some heat from the drivers and then gets to Phoenix just to see half the garage area do what they criticized him for doing. Except, they took it a step further and actually wrecked each other.
Jeff Gordon took out a season’s long toll of a frustration after racing Clint Bowyer hard. While Bowyer did nothing wrong, Gordon felt justified in his decision to wreck Bowyer in retaliation. Siting that Bowyer has been very tough on Gordon all season long. A feud that began in Martinsville in the Spring and looks to be continuing after Phoenix this Fall and into 2013.
The entire incident is very similar to Kyle Busch and how he raced the Richard Childress Racing/Kevin Harvick Incorporated team slast year. When he finally had enough, he dumped Ron Hornaday who was contending for a championship in the Camping World Truck Series in Texas a year ago.
While Gordon’s fans say NASCAR should let the situation be, many Kyle Busch fans and other NASCAR fans feel that Gordon should be given a suspension for this and should be forced to sit out at the season finale next weekend in Homestead-Miami!
The teams and drivers met with NASCAR after the race in the Sheriff/Police guarded NASCAR hauler. No official statement has been made by NASCAR as to how the situation will be handled. A statement and penalty (if one is given) is expected Monday.