NASCAR, Keselowski on late-race decision: ‘They made the right call’

Close to the finish of Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, some late-race perplexity inside the No. 2 Team Penske camp on the last restart request brought about NASCAR dark hailing a furious Brad Keselowski, who went to the NASCAR hauler after the race for a dialog.

Keselowski set amid one of the last alerts and upon exit was in front of vehicles on the track that had not followed. NASCAR endeavored to address the restart request through correspondence with spotter Coleman Pressley by means of the race channel.

With Keselowski’s group disagreeing with the running request, NASCAR race control waved off one restart endeavor, at that point returned to green-banner conditions with Keselowski’s No. 2 Ford still outside the twofold document lineup. NASCAR authorities issued the group a go through punishment for “resisting a NASCAR demand” on Lap 486; the group served the punishment four laps later.

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Keselowski was unmistakably vexed on pit street after an eighteenth spot complete in which he drove 40 laps, however after a discourse with NASCAR authorities he comprehended where the misunderstanding occurred and said NASCAR “made the correct call.”

NASCAR Senior Vice President of Competition Scott Miller joined SiriusXM NASCAR Radio on Monday morning for a week after week call and further elucidated the disarray.

“The thing is, it’s actually in reality quite basic,” Miller said. “We were endeavoring to get him in the correct spot in the lineup and we were speaking with his spotter by means of the race channel, which is their obligation to tune in to per the standard book and various occasions we revealed to him the 6 vehicles (of Ryan Newman) had a place before him, give him space to get in there and he didn’t. As we conversed with Brad after the race, there was a breakdown in correspondence on their side since he was never truly gotten that correspondence from his spotter.

“That is the place the issues began and clearly, lamentably, it didn’t end the manner in which Brad needed it to end. In any case, it’s their duty to screen what we’re stating and what we’re attempting to get activities, and it didn’t create the impression that occurred as it ought to have.

“We anticipated that Brad should be there when we got (back to the NASCAR hauler) and he absolutely was.”

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series next heads to Richmond Raceway, where the two-time 2019 victor has seven straight completes inside the best 11.

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