Sunday, July 18, 2010

That's TOO much, Carl!

I have come back from hiatus too report on the latest scandal between Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards.

All one has to do is log on to Carl Edwards' Facebook Page to see the aftermath of outrage and "epic win" comments from the people. Obviously this is a HUGE ordeal that people on FB care.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!! Here's what happened...

Now... I'm no expert, but I think Carl went past "just racin.'"

From what I saw, Mr. Keselowski tried to give Carl the old 'bump and run' coming through turn one. No harm or foul to either cars, but it gave Brad the upper hand to continue his lead which he had done so for most of the night.

Well some how in between the time the drivers sped through turns three and four, Carl became the Incredible Hulk and spun Brad out to win the race.

To those who just went "OH NO HE DI' INT!" Ohhh yes he did...

I know people like to root for the hometown hero and all, but I think I know Carl stepped over the line.

It's one thing to play tag and bump each other back and forth until one or the other crosses the finish line, but it's another to wreck a guy like that.

Brad could have been killed in that wreck, but luckily those cars are built like tanks. It was a selfish move just because Carl wanted to win the race.

Hey Carl here's some math for you.

human life > a trophy

Carl may have won the race but he lost a lot of fans. Again I reference FB go have a look.

If the situation was the other way around, I don't think that Brad would have done the same thing. He's into winning races fair and square. I do understand that as a rookie he wrecked a lot of people, got in a lot of people's way, but he was a rookie. Rookie's make mistakes and what fun would it be to watch Kyle Busch win all those NNS races without a little bump or two from Brad?

Brad Keselowski is no angel on the race track. He's on the hit list of many drivers including Kyle, Denny Hamlin, but most of all Carl Edwards. No body has forgotten the wreck at Talladega, but I don't think Brad will forget the wreck at Atlanta either. NASCAR took out the whip and told the kids to knock it off.

They left the hauler all smiles (or BSing it for the cameras) and things were quiet and happy in NASCAR Land. Basically, the score was even.

Then Carl gets all fiery about Brad tapping him a little and wrecks the kid into oblivion? WTF?! You sir, have crossed the LINE.

Not only did Carl rock Brad's world, but he caused a lot more damage to the other cars just trying to finish race.

I don't know if any of you know this, but those race car rigs and gigs are extremely expensive. I think Carl owes an apology to the drivers who don't have a sponsor and are underfunded and don't have much chance at success as the Cup drivers do. They work so hard on their cars, they probably spent many late nights and hours away from their families to race and it's all gone (at least their check books) in a second because Carl couldn't keep it clean until the end.

Kyle Busch has more class than that and you know everyone's opinion about him. I can't recall what race it was other than Nationwide but I do think it was at Pocono, Kyle and Brad were racing for the lead. Kyle could have spun him out and did exactly what Carl did. But Rowdy Busch just didn't have it in him to race like that.

There's no excuse for wrecking a guy to win. A win is a win, but it's a whole lot sweeter if you beat the other guy fairly.

NASCAR will probably get involved because this has gone on too long and someone is going to get hurt. There is no gray area with this incident it's clear as day and hopefully the proper measures will be taken.

Carl, you're a nice guy off the track, but what you did to Brad was just wrong. It wasn't just Brad that was involved either buddy. The cards have been dealt and it's your call.

As for Brad, I don't think he did anything wrong. He was "rubbin' and racin'" like NASCAR said that they could do. Poor guy was just trying to cap off the day and he just has had the worst two weeks...

So, was it just racing?

To take off the edge of this, was anybody else extremely proud and happy about Ryan Truex making his first start in Nationwide and doing a phenominal job? Too bad the car got away from him and he ended up in the wall... but he was running near the top 10.

And that was real nice of him to step into the 20 car later in the race after teammates Matt Dibenedetto (20 car) and Brad Coleman (18 car) wrecked each other. Seat time is precious when it comes to racing.

I watched a couple of the NASCAR East series (yes it does exist) with Ryan racing and he was pretty darn good there so why expect anything less?

You have a fan in me, lil' Truex :)

Aww... Ryan and Martin Jr. Wait... wtf? Flyers fan?!?!?? D:

Oh well, I still like the Truex brothers. Just as long as they don't start taking smack about the Blackhawks we'll be fine.

I'll report tomorrow on NASCAR's thoughts on Edwards.