Brad Keselowski wins at Talladega; Carl Edwards crashes into fence at finish

Apr 26, 2009 Full story: blog.al.com 313

Rookie Brad Keselowski was pushing Carl Edwards through the last lap until they came through the tri-oval toward the checkered flag.

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“I am who I am”

Since: Nov 07

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#1 Apr 26, 2009
Congrats Brad! Glad all is ok with Carl.
Jr moves up in the points and hopefully will gain some momentum.
Take Care all
FORDMAN

Phoenix, AZ

#2 Apr 26, 2009
Wow that was crazy. Hopefully with a strong finish, Jr. can use the momentum to get into victory lane at Richmond in 2009.
leo from cornelia

United States

#3 Apr 26, 2009
HOLY FLYING BOBBY ALLISON!!! AWESOME!!! note to france family: THIS IS WHAT FANS WANT TO SEE!!! carl edwards is one smart, tough hombre!!

“"The Chase" SUX!!!”

Since: Jul 07

Lafayette

#4 Apr 26, 2009
Wow!!! Great win for Brad! LOVED what Carl had to say. Truer words have never been spoken. Note to NASCAR, change this ridiculous yellow line rule before someone dies!!!
AJG

North Dartmouth, MA

#5 Apr 26, 2009
Brad Kelelowski is tool. He needs to be aware of others on the track. Some other drivers could have been killed or seriously injured because of his arrogance, not to metion if Edwards' car went into the stands. I know Carl was blocking, but Keselowski went up the track into his rear quarter. NASCAR should have black flagged him for driving dangerously.
FORDMAN

Phoenix, AZ

#6 Apr 26, 2009
I have another note to the France family: get rid of the yellow line rule, before more drivers and fans are put in danger.
Smoke2008

Sandy Hook, CT

#7 Apr 26, 2009
AJG wrote:
Brad Kelelowski is tool. He needs to be aware of others on the track. Some other drivers could have been killed or seriously injured because of his arrogance, not to metion if Edwards' car went into the stands. I know Carl was blocking, but Keselowski went up the track into his rear quarter. NASCAR should have black flagged him for driving dangerously.
Carl is the tool for blocking to begin with.  Yes, I know it is standard practice, but this is what happens when you F it up.  Carl did.  Don't blame Kesolowski for not being forced into going below the yellow line just cause Carl is throwing blocks. 

“Jr. Fan For Life”

Since: Feb 09

D-burg

#8 Apr 26, 2009
AJG wrote:
Brad Kelelowski is tool. He needs to be aware of others on the track. Some other drivers could have been killed or seriously injured because of his arrogance, not to metion if Edwards' car went into the stands. I know Carl was blocking, but Keselowski went up the track into his rear quarter. NASCAR should have black flagged him for driving dangerously.
You're a tool for speaking such ignorance. When Brad tried to go high, Carl blocked him. So Brad went low and had a run and Carl thought he could come down and block him but Brad was already there. Knowing the yellow line rule, Brad had no choice but to keep going. Carl was the one in the wrong if anybody was in the wrong. Congrats to Brad on his win and Jr. did an awesome job today. It was actually an exciting race to watch.

“Kyle get it together! ”

Since: Oct 08

Carlsville

#9 Apr 26, 2009
AJlovesJR wrote:
<quoted text>You're a tool for speaking such ignorance. When Brad tried to go high, Carl blocked him. So Brad went low and had a run and Carl thought he could come down and block him but Brad was already there. Knowing the yellow line rule, Brad had no choice but to keep going. Carl was the one in the wrong if anybody was in the wrong. Congrats to Brad on his win and Jr. did an awesome job today. It was actually an exciting race to watch.
Why the hell is Carl in the wrong? He did what he thought he was supposed to do and that was block Brad, but it didn't work. Carl could have been hurt, thank goodness he is alright.
Poetry

Birch Run, MI

#10 Apr 26, 2009
That was a great race. Best of the season.

Though I wanted Dale to win, I'm really happy for Brad, that was awesome for him! I hope a 2nd place finish fuels Dale for Richmond and beyond.

But seriously, what's Newman's problem?! He did the same thing in both races and it didn't work for him either time.
Cheers for Kyle

Lady Lake, FL

#11 Apr 26, 2009
If there is an immature driver in NASCAR it is Brad K. In an after race interview he was cold as stone and never mentioned that he hoped the injured fans in the stands were O.K. Yes, Cousin Carl was very generaous in his comments, I am glad he was still alive to be interviewed.

“Jr. Fan For Life”

Since: Feb 09

D-burg

#12 Apr 26, 2009
99 Lisa 18 wrote:
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Why the hell is Carl in the wrong? He did what he thought he was supposed to do and that was block Brad, but it didn't work. Carl could have been hurt, thank goodness he is alright.
I said if anybody was in the wrong it was Carl not Brad. Didn't say he was absolutely in the wrong. His spotter should have told him Brad was already there. I'm glad Carl is ok too. I never want anyone to get hurt in a race, not even your precious Shrub.

Since: Aug 07

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#13 Apr 26, 2009
99 Lisa 18 wrote:
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Why the hell is Carl in the wrong? He did what he thought he was supposed to do and that was block Brad, but it didn't work. Carl could have been hurt, thank goodness he is alright.
In my opinion they both did what they had too do. Carl would never have flipped(that was scary) had he not rode up on top of Ryan. Again, wrong place at the wrong time. They both were protecting their positions, it was a racing accident.

“Kyle get it together! ”

Since: Oct 08

Carlsville

#14 Apr 26, 2009
Cheers for Kyle wrote:
If there is an immature driver in NASCAR it is Brad K. In an after race interview he was cold as stone and never mentioned that he hoped the injured fans in the stands were O.K. Yes, Cousin Carl was very generaous in his comments, I am glad he was still alive to be interviewed.
I think Brad is very mature IMO. They were probably pressed for time.
over88ted

AOL

#15 Apr 26, 2009
hey on a dif note yet another driver using hendrick engines one and yet again its not dale jr so at least that another driver better then jr.
Poetry

Birch Run, MI

#16 Apr 26, 2009
Cheers for Kyle wrote:
If there is an immature driver in NASCAR it is Brad K. In an after race interview he was cold as stone and never mentioned that he hoped the injured fans in the stands were O.K. Yes, Cousin Carl was very generaous in his comments, I am glad he was still alive to be interviewed.
He probably didn't know fans had been hurt. He just won...I'm sure he didn't run to the TV to see the replay.

Seriously, he's hardly immature. Maybe you should learn what the word means first.
Voice of Reality

Petersburg, VA

#17 Apr 26, 2009
Brad did just what he is paid to do, he got a fender under Carl and held his line, end of story. For the people who will wish to bash Brad, take a lesson from Carl, he accepted the fact that he did not think Brad was there, however, he was and according to the present rules, Brad was 100% correct in what he did. The only problem here is the double yellow line rule, last year another driver was hosed for going to the left on the last lap in order to prevent this same type of wreck and was penalized 17 positions. NASCAR has to take the blame for the injured fans and must address this dangerous and stupid rule.
Voice of Reality

Petersburg, VA

#18 Apr 26, 2009
I do wish, at this time, to give Carl his props. This is the first time I have seen him do his victory back flip while he was still in the car.

“Jr. Fan For Life”

Since: Feb 09

D-burg

#19 Apr 26, 2009
Cheers for Kyle wrote:
If there is an immature driver in NASCAR it is Brad K. In an after race interview he was cold as stone and never mentioned that he hoped the injured fans in the stands were O.K. Yes, Cousin Carl was very generaous in his comments, I am glad he was still alive to be interviewed.
I don't think he knew at the time about the injured fans but he did say he hoped Carl was ok.
www.nascar.com/video/cup/2009/04/26/cup.tal.h...

“Jr. Fan For Life”

Since: Feb 09

D-burg

#20 Apr 26, 2009
Dale Jr.'s take on the wrecking at Dega.

www.nascar.com/video/cup/2009/04/26/cup.tal.p...

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