NASCAR: Gordon vs. Keselowski – Which One Is Wrong?

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
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Jeff Gordon might not be racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series anymore but that doesn’t mean that he can’t still get into squabbles with drivers that are. After Pocono on Monday, 2012 NASCAR Champion Brad Keselowski was not very happy with the four-time champion, but who was in the wrong?

Following the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400, Keselowski took exception to some of the comments that Gordon made about his team during the race telecast. During the Pocono race the No. 2 team was penalized after it appeared a crew member hip-checked the side of the car in an effort to dent it. This dent could have potentially provided Keselowski with an edge during the race.

While Keselowski’s team was repairing the dent and serving a pass-through penalty, Gordon spoke about a similar situation in Las Vegas this season. In Las Vegas it also appeared that the No. 2 team altered the body of the car by bumping into it but NASCAR did not catch it and Kes went on to win the race. During the telecast Gordon alluded to them trying to do it again in Pocono and how doing so does indeed create an advantage for the team.

After the race was over Kes took a shot at Gordon during a post-race interview.

"They need to get some people in the booth who aren’t inbred to the sport and own teams and have internal knowledge, because that’s pretty crappy, but it is what it is. It’s not that I don’t like Jeff Gordon in the booth. It’s that you need to have people who don’t own teams or have commercial interests in the sport, because they say things that are very biased."

So now the question has to be asked, is Gordon bias in the broadcast booth? Did he cross the line while trying to do his job or is Keselowski the one in the wrong? Staff Writer Brian Thornsburg and Editor Christopher Olmstead went head-to-head to debate the matter.

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