Update: NASCAR, Keselowski Agree On Call
Brad Keselowski was not pleased with being black flagged during the final restart of Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Keselowski was told to get in line behind Ryan Newman and Clint Bowyer when the field readied for a restart with less than 20 laps to go. However when the Team Penske driver did not blend in where instructed, NASCAR started the race with Keselowski out of line and displayed the black flag to the driver of the No. 2 Ford.
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He was forced to pit road to serve the penalty and after the race was livid with the turn of events.
“I think they should take the rule book and tear half the pages out and go race,” Keselowski told FOX Sports. “We have too many rules, too many lucky dogs and too many wave-arounds. There is so much going on that drivers don’t know what’s going on and NASCAR doesn’t know either.
There’s too many rules.”
Despite leading twice for 40 laps Keselowski did not have an opportunity to challenge for his third win of the year.
“I screwed my teammate,” Keselowski said. “He had four fresh tires and he was going to eat those guys alive. And since it was so jumbled up, he didn’t get the opportunity and I feel bad about that. Basically, it took two of the best cars and let them get beat by (race winner) Kyle (Busch).
“Yeah, I’ll meet with them and I’m sure I’ll be fed a line of crap.”