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NASCAR to decide about Edwards today?  NASCAR officials are reviewing whether to punish Carl Edwards for intentionally wrecking Brad Keselowski on the last lap of Saturday night's Nationwide Series race at Gateway International Speedway, multiple sources told ESPN.com. A decision will be made Tuesday or Wednesday. Edwards turned Keselowski sideways heading for the checkered flag on the straightaway coming off the final turn. The incident triggered a multi-car wreck that allowed Edwards to win and left point leader Keselowski 14th. Afterwards Edwards said it was justice for Keselowski getting him loose to take the lead in Turn 1 to start the final lap. ESPN

There’s no way this can be any more clear. NASCAR needs to park Carl Edwards — not fine him, not hand him another joke of a probation, not take away points. NASCAR needs to park him before he kills someone.

Period.

Anyone in their right mind who saw the finish of Saturday night’s Nationwide Series race at Gateway International — live or on tape — would be out of their mind if they felt any differently.

And don’t start — again — with the ad naseum of it’s just NASCAR being NASCAR and “have at it boys” at its best.

Bull.

Edwards came close to killing Brad Keselowski at Atlanta. In case you forgot, he punted him on the straightaway, sending Keselowski’s Dodge airborne into the catch fence. And he nearly caused him to be killed again Saturday night when his wrecking of Keselowski resulted in a T-bone crash that could have been much, much worse.

And neither time did Edwards do anything but admit he did exactly what he meant to do: wreck Keselowski.

As for all the Edwards apologists, put a sock in it, talk to the hand, shut up. As for anyone who believes one driver deliberately wrecking another and putting not only the life of the guy he wrecked but the lives of other drivers — and in the case of Atlanta, fans — at risk is just what NASCAR needs?

Please.

What NASCAR needs is a spine, a backbone, the intestinal fortitude to say enough is enough when it comes to drivers using 3,400-pound racecars as a weapon. Florida Today

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