Keselowski to ask for boundaries in NASCAR meeting
Brad Keselowski wants NASCAR to explain the limits on the "boys, have at it" policy series officials are applying this season to self-policing between drivers. Keselowski said Friday he plans to ask NASCAR for a definition when he meets with series officials, Carl Edwards and their respective owners at Bristol Motor Speedway. The meeting, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, was called to discuss Edwards' intentional accident with Keselowski two weeks ago at Atlanta.
Keselowski's car went airborne after the contact, and Edwards' was placed on probation for three races for actions some felt warranted a suspension.
The deliberate contact was the first test since NASCAR decided to relax its stance on aggressive driving.
"That will be my question when I meet with them," Keselowski said when asked what "have at it" means. "That's something that we're all trying to understand and it sounds like it is somewhat of a work in progress."
Keselowski has been unbowed by criticism from veteran drivers, who have publicly complained he's too aggressive, makes too many enemies and is unrepentant for his on-track actions. That hasn't changed in the fallout after the Edwards accident, and he chose "Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers as his song for driver introductions before Sunday's race.
"If you watch the Nationwide races, there's a long list starting with Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards and there's just like an overall brewing of thought and discussion in the garage area," four-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson said of Keselowski. "I think some of it has to do with when you come into the sport, especially at the top level as a rookie, if you like it or not, you're going to take a few lumps before you're given that opportunity to pass some out.
"And I believe he's come in and has passed out more bumps than he's taken."
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