Drivers Have Issues with Keselowski

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Keselowski, running six laps behind the leaders, brought out the caution on Lap 138 when he spun at the front of the pack. Among those collected in the crash were Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Trevor Bayne, Tony Stewart and Brian Scott. (Photo: Getty Images)

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TALLADEGA, Ala. - Brad Keselowski didn’t make friends among drivers after his accident in Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Keselowski, running six laps behind the leaders, brought out the caution on Lap 138 when he spun at the front of the pack. Among those collected in the crash were Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Trevor Bayne, Tony Stewart and Brian Scott.

Some had issues with Keselowski racing at the front with being so many laps behind the leaders.

“He was driving really, really, really aggressively to get back up there,’’ Kenseth said of Keselowski. “I didn’t realize he was that many laps down. I don’t know what his strategy was but just lost control of his car in front of the field and when that happens it always collects a bunch of them.

Asked if he was bitter with the way Keselowski was racing, Kenseth said: “If it was the other way around and it was anybody else except for him, we’d all be getting lectured.’’

Gordon also wasn’t pleased and said that Keselowski was “driving over his head” before the incident.

“I don’t know what he was doing,’’ Gordon said. “Obviously thinking that was going to be the way to get his lap back. All that it did was get a bunch of other cars wrecked.’’

Keselowski said he was unsure if his spin was caused by a flat tire or a tap from behind.

“I was trying to get to the front and trying to stay up there and trying ot get my lap back,’’ Keselowski said. “For some reason, the car took off on me and spun out. I feel bad that we tore up a bunch of cars.’’

“Certainly I wanted to get my laps back and have a shot to win at the end. The only way I was going to do that was by being really aggressive at the front of the field.’’

That was the second of two incidents Keselowski had. He brought out the caution on Lap 15 when, after taking the lead, he had contact with Danica Patrick. Keselowski spun off the track and came back on it. Jamie McMurray’s car was damaged in the incident.

“I’m not really sure what happened,’’ Keselowski said. “I made an aggressive move to take the lead and next thing I know I was spinning. Obviously, there was some kind of contact but I don’t know what happened.’’

Gordon sided with Keselowski in regards to his incident with Patrick.

“Danica made a mistake early,’’ Gordon said. “I don’t think that was an aggressive move. I think it was just a mistake that got (Keselowski) turned. She just misjudged him.’’

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