NASCAR: Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin involved in ‘incident’ after Atlanta

Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Brad Keselowski, RFK Racing, NASCAR - Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Brad Keselowski, RFK Racing, NASCAR - Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /

Denny Hamlin shared his thoughts on a post-race “incident” with Brad Keselowski after Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

The NASCAR Cup Series raced at the “new” Atlanta Motor Speedway for the third time on Sunday and the first time in 2023.

Team Penske’s Joey Logano won the 2023 season’s fifth race, the Ambetter Health 400, with a last-lap pass on former teammate Brad Keselowski of RFK Racing.

The two-time and reigning series champion took the took the lead of the point standings for the second time this year in the process.

While the end of the race was surprisingly clean and did not require overtime, unlike most recent races and quite a few recent superspeedway races, Keselowski and Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin were involved in somewhat of a post-race “incident”.

After emerging from his No. 6 Ford, Keselowski headed straight toward the nearby porta-potties. After emerging from his No. 11 Toyota, Hamlin did the same.

Hamlin evidently did not see Keselowski enter, and Keselowski did not lock the door. With the two porta-potties alongside Keselowski occupied (and locked), Hamlin went for the middle one — and immediately shut the door afterward.

Hamlin kept it lighthearted when footage of the “incident” was shared, referencing Keselowski and RFK Racing primary sponsor King’s Hawaiian.

Some questioned why Keselowski didn’t lock his porta-potty, like the two individuals who entered those alongside him did.

Others questioned — and understandably so — why the entirety of his beeline to the porta-potty was caught on camera, and why the camera remained focused on it while he was inside.

Nevertheless, Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin have more important things to worry about now as the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season heats up.

The season’s sixth race — and first road course race — at Circuit of the Americas is scheduled to take place this coming Sunday afternoon. Like “new” Atlanta Motor Speedway, Circuit of the Americas entered 2023 having hosted just two previous Cup Series races.

Following his runner-up finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway, his best finish since joining RFK Racing last season, Keselowski sits in fifth place in the points standings. Following his sixth place finish, Hamlin sits in ninth. Without his self-inflicted penalty after the race at Phoenix Raceway, he would rank fourth.

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