Brad Keselowski wins Aaron's 499 NASC...

Brad Keselowski wins Aaron's 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup race after s...

There are 5 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Apr 26, 2009, titled Brad Keselowski wins Aaron's 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup race after s.... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

TALLADEGA, Ala. - As Carl Edwards' car soared toward the grandstand fence, after flipping on the track, skidding on its roof, then lifting into the air at Talladega Superspeedway, pieces flew off it and a fire ignited inside.

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Michael Harrison

Chicago, IL

#1 Apr 27, 2009
Little harsh against Keselowski in this article. The fault is not on any driver. It was just a result of tough racing at the end of the race. Edwards made a mistake, left too much of the bottom open, and when Keselowski took advantage, Edwards attempted to close it up. Problem was, he didn't have the room, the cars touched, and then Sir Issac Newton took over the rest.

Even Edwards in his post race interview admitted that Keselowski did nothing wrong and followed the rules as mandated by NASCAR. Keselowski "didn't budge" because if he did, he would have not only lost the race, he would have been penalized a lap like Smith and dropped from a 1st or 2nd place to the 20-30 slots.

Instead of coming down hard on Keselowski, you might have mentioned how he pushed Edwards from 8th place with 2 laps to go, to winning the race. Pushing Edwards by a former Daytona 500 winner, and multiple Daytona/Talladega winner. And any fan will tell you that the pusher has the much harder job than the pushee. One mistake and you spin them out. Keselowski, not only won, he most likely earned a lot of respect from the other drivers for his skill, the way he handled Edwards, and the way he has handled the media since the wreck.
Phil

Orlando, FL

#2 Apr 27, 2009
"So he (Brad Keselowski) started a wreck that sent Edwards sideways..."

Wrong.

Much as I like Carl Edwards, after watching the replay a few times it was very clear that it was he, and not Keselowski, who started the wreck, by diving onto Brad when Brad had every right to be where he was, namely hugging the lower yellow line. Carl got greedy and stupid, and he and Ryan Newman ended up paying for it.
Mark F Garso

Duluth, MN

#3 Apr 27, 2009
That's racing...it happens. Not always what we like to see but sometimes it happens.
DDT

Clermont, FL

#4 Apr 27, 2009
I am glad to see that others picked up on how biased and innacurate this article was. I wonder if their positions had been switched if they would have been so critical of edwards.....
Great win for the 09!
Michael Harrison

Chicago, IL

#5 Apr 27, 2009
My opinion wouldn't have changed. I'm not a "Keselowski fan boy because Jr. Fanboy." Personally I'm a very long time Mark Martin fan.

But I'm also a fan of the sport, and if someone is guilty, by all means I'll be one of the first ones throwing more gasoline on the fire. But...in this case, nobody is to blame. It was racing. The accident, while spectacular and scary, was just an accident that while more likely at a track like Talladega, could have happened at any fast track.

But neither driver needs to be burned at the stake for this one.

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