Keselowski Takes Wild Ride In Mopar/FLO TV™ Dodge Charger At Atlanta

By Auto News Log • March 9th, 2010

Penske Racing’s Brad Keselowski had his No. 12 Mopar/FLO TV™ Dodge Charger running in the top 10 late in the race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 7. Although his bid for an up-front finish was squelched after a late-race crash caused by driver Carl Edwards sent him airborne, Keselowski’s teammate Kurt Busch saved the day for Dodge, leading 129 laps in the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge to claim his 21st NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory.

Despite a brush with the wall early in the race, Keselowski was on the move in his No. 12 Mopar/FLO TV™ Dodge Charger and was running in the top 10 by lap 170. He remained there until the late-race mishap. “Penske Racing had some phenomenal cars today,” he said. “I’m really proud of the 12 team, everybody on the Mopar 12 Dodge Charger. That was just a wild ride that was uncalled for.”

Keselowski explained his encounter with Edwards earlier in the race. “He cut down on me on a restart and I lifted; I couldn’t lift fast enough for him. I lifted for him to let him in, but I was there. I don’t know what more you can do. So I was underneath him, I tried to cut him a break. It was too late though, he turned down. I apologized to him but there was nothing that I could do in that situation. To come back and intentionally wreck someone, that’s not cool. I know that it’s a little ironic that I’m saying that, but at least I didn’t do it intentionally when it happened. It will be interesting to see how NASCAR reacts to it. They have the ball. If they’re going to allow people to intentionally wreck each other at tracks this fast, we will hurt someone either in the cars or in the grandstands. It’s not cool to wreck someone intentionally at 195 mph.”

Edwards was parked immediately for rough driving. NASCAR called both teams to the hauler to discuss the incident and say the situation will be reviewed further this week. Keselowski finished 36th.

Source: Mopar Speed

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