In the heat of the battle, I see both sides of the story. First, there was Brad Keselowski’s dad Bob, who was sticking up for his son, who for the second time had a horrific crash at the end of a showdown with Carl Edwards. However, I also see Edwards’ side of the story too.
On the final lap of the 250 mile Nationwide race at Gateway Speedway, Keselowski who had the fastest car all night too inside position on Edwards and as they came into turn one, got into Edwards who somehow hung onto the car through the turn. As they rounded turn four and came down the stretch, Edwards spun Keselowski out to take his third career win at Gateway.
Afterwards, Edwards said he wanted to get back what was almost taken from him at turn one and Keselowski didn’t like the move. Here’s the video from NASCAR.com on the final laps, followed with audio clips below of Bob Keselowski, Edwards and then Brad responding to what he thought Carl would say to him, which was all captured during ESPN’s post race coverage.
After the race Edwards basically said, Edwards said Keselowski wouldn’t have been in position to win if he hadn’t bumped Edwards in turn one.
Keselowski, as you’ll hear, isn’t impressed with Edwards’ nice guy image. “I’m sure he’ll say how sorry he is, or how cool he thinks he is or how great of a guy he is in his own mind, but that’s not reality.”
Keselowski still holds a 168 point lead over Edwards in the Nationwide standings.