Ban Carl Edwards Before he Kills Someone

Ban Carl Edwards Before he Kills Someone

There are 13 comments on the CBS SportsLine story from Jul 17, 2010, titled Ban Carl Edwards Before he Kills Someone. In it, CBS SportsLine reports that:

He is incapable of maintaining his anger and at 170+ mph speeds, that is not the place to release your anger.

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Since: Jun 10

United States

#1 Jul 18, 2010

Stillwater, OK

#2 Jul 18, 2010
Carl Edwards you are no longer a role model in my house! Wreck Mr. Ed Brad Kes and do it soon. At 170.

Roswell, GA

#3 Jul 18, 2010
Don't know if they need to ban him..but he does need some form of punishment from NASCAR. Or is NASCAR more concerned with the ratings a feud brings in then punishing a Driver..

Roswell, GA

#4 Jul 18, 2010
Little something I found online..

Bob Pockrass:

Carl Edwards should keep win, but points penalty, fine appropriate for his actions
By Bob Pockrass
Sunday, July 18, 2010

Carl Edwards punts Brad Keselowski on way to controversial Nationwide win at Gateway
Carl Edwards says he meant no harm in last-lap crash, didn’t want Brad Keselowski to 'steal' another win


Carl Edwards is a great race-car driver. He just needs to learn how to wreck people.

Twice Edwards has retaliated against Brad Keselowski and twice Keselowski has come close to being severely injured.

The first came in March at Atlanta, when Keselowski ended up on his roof in the Cup race. The next time came Saturday in the Nationwide Series race at Gateway International Raceway.

Edwards, angry over being bumped in Turn 1 of the final lap, turned into Keselowski on the frontstretch, sending Keselowski spinning into the inside wall, where Keselowski was then clobbered by Shelby Howard.

If Edwards wanted to bump Keselowski out of the way and deliver a little payback, he should have done it in the turn and then they could have raced to the finish. But he can’t wait until they get on the frontstretch to wreck him and put him – and several other drivers behind them – in such a dangerous position.

NASCAR’s leniency in allowing paybacks is a good idea, but if NASCAR is putting the policing back in the drivers’ hands, they need to allow minor bumps and spins but not dangerous knockout blows.

And so far, Edwards has delivered two knockout blows that could have injured Keselowski.

This wasn’t a bump-and-run where he would finish first and Keselowski would finish second. This was a bump-and-wreck, where Edwards finished first and Keselowski was taking a ride in an ambulance back to the infield care center.

Edwards might not have meant to cause such carnage, but that excuse, after Atlanta, is old.

So what should NASCAR do? NASCAR did the right thing Saturday night in not taking the win from Edwards.

He should keep the trophy – that’s the concession NASCAR makes in the sense that it wasn’t his intent to wreck Keselowski for the win and he was just trying to give a little NASCAR-approved payback – but these actions cannot be condoned. A points penalty and fine are appropriate not because he retaliated, but because of the force and result of the retaliation.

If drivers are expected to be good enough and respect each other enough to race without wrecking each other, they should be able to use enough finesse to make it work without putting others in grave danger.

If they can’t, they shouldn’t be participating in retaliation.

It should be noted that for a guy who’s supposedly fake, it is refreshing to hear, in a strange way, Edwards’ not hiding from the fact that he wrecked Keselowski on purpose. Other drivers would make up a story of how Keselowski must have drifted into them coming to the checkered.

Edwards didn’t do that. He clearly stated that he wasn’t going to let Keselowski steal a win from him.

Understood. The issue is how to prevent Keselowski from doing that. It should have been done with a tap in Turn 3 or Turn 4 or even by roughing him up next week at Indianapolis. It should not have been done with Keselowski getting punted twice, once by Edwards into the fence and then by another car in a violent crash to cross the finish line.

BTW I don't agree I think the win should be taken away as well...

“How We Roll”

Since: Nov 08

Area 51, Nevada

#6 Jul 19, 2010
I think they should make Carl start and park in one race, to imply "Sure you can participate, but you won't be allowed to run with the pack until you learn and understand that intentional destruction of one of their cars is NOT acceptable.

Chicago, IL

#7 Jul 20, 2010
Does anyone know if penalties were handed out today?

Olive Branch, MS

#8 Jul 21, 2010
Does anybody remember Carl being dumped by Brad and flipping over and over and over??????? Short memories guys.

“How We Roll”

Since: Nov 08

Area 51, Nevada

#9 Jul 21, 2010
Talladega was not Brad's fault and if those who might not remember that have faulty memories, at least they got the facts right. Carl was to blame for Talladega, and every driver out there accepts that as fact. Carl also got his own car handling upset and walked up the track and got into Logano at Atlanta because he wasn't clear when he tried to get in line in front of Brad; Carl blames him and 100 laps later goes out and interrupts everyone's race to retaliate for something that wasn't even Brad's fault.

Carl has always been the one who's respect was on the line IMO because knowing Brad - knowing his driving style, a good veteran would be more than able to handle him. It's really very simple. The only thing it requires is patience. The good thing about it is, if Brad's smart, he'd learn from it. He'd realize being that aggressive is good for showing off, but enduring the race pays more. Thats a lesson Brad needs to learn if he's gonna survive in Cup.

United States

#10 Jul 21, 2010
08malibu wrote:
Does anybody remember Carl being dumped by Brad and flipping over and over and over??????? Short memories guys.
No, fool. Nobody has any recollection of such an event.
Brushy Bill

Bloomington, IN

#11 Jul 21, 2010
I remember Carl flipping over and over.
I also remember Carl saying the it was HIS fault.
This was in an interview as he watched the replay.
So yes evidently 08malibu, some guys memories are short.

I also remember Carl flipping Brad over and over
at Atlanta.

If the Gateway disaster was in retaliation,
retaliation for what? Brad pushing up into
him in turn 1? Gosh no one has ever done that
before Brad should be killed for that.

Even though both of them had their cars gathered up and was back racing before getting half way
down the back stretch. That is definitely reason
for Carl to take him out. Keep believing that,
I am sure at least one of Carl's other five fans
will agree with you.

Olive Branch, MS

#12 Jul 21, 2010
Ok, got the point but I don't think the name calling is required to do so. We do get to have our own opinions.

Chicago, IL

#13 Jul 21, 2010
08malibu wrote:
Does anybody remember Carl being dumped by Brad and flipping over and over and over??????? Short memories guys.
Never happened.

“How We Roll”

Since: Nov 08

Area 51, Nevada

#14 Jul 21, 2010
08malibu wrote:
Ok, got the point but I don't think the name calling is required to do so. We do get to have our own opinions.
Yeah except there was no opinion when Carl has said he was at fault. You can't say IMO it was Brad's fault lol

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