The Frontstretch: Top Ten Reasons NASCAR Gave a Warning To Brad Keselowski by Jeff Meyer -- Wednesday October 7, 2009

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Top Ten Reasons NASCAR Gave a Warning To Brad Keselowski

Jeff Meyer · Wednesday October 7, 2009


10. They got confused for a moment and thought it was Kyle Busch.

9. Brad was seen talking to Matt Crafton moments before the race.

Brad, we don’t give a damn if this is the Nationwide Series, you’re not giving the Chasers enough room!

8. As a director, it’s their job to “direct” the actors when they get to improvising too much.

7. Figured that, as a young driver, he wasn’t aware of the law to “move over and slow down when a Chase vehicle is approaching.”

6. It had been almost a week since NASCAR had done anything stupid.

5. They wanted to send a clear message to Steven Wallace, in case he ever gets a Cup ride.

4. They didn’t want to hear the same ol’ song and dance from Montoya that the other cars were racing him “dirty.”

3. To make a feeble attempt to appear not be kissing Hendrick’s ass.

2. They were still a little miffed that Keselowski had the audacity to qualify third, and to think it was a real race, especially during NASCAR’s showcase “Chase.”

1. According to recently signed contracts, the sponsored Chevy is not scheduled to record a top 5 or Cup victory until sometime during the 2010 season, and the legal department was getting a little nervous.

Editor’s Note: If you haven’t seen it yet, check out this week’s Frontstretch Foto Funnies – Kansas Edition, as Kurt Smith tells the story behind the pictures of your favorite drivers this weekend! It won’t take long, and hopefully you can have a good laugh — especially if you need cheering up after your favorite driver fell short of Victory Lane!

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Jim Davidson
10/07/2009 09:54 AM

Great stuff Jeff! This is exactly what’s wrong with the “chase”! Once it starts, there are only 12 cars racing! All the others become “also-rans” or “field-fillers”! Sponsors don’t get TV time, because the cameras follow the chase cars. Drivers not in the chase get snubbed, because nobody talks about anyone but the 12! Worst of all, these other 31 cars better not race to win or they’ll be scolded!The “chase” was only created to compete with NFL tv audiences, but it is not working!

phil r
10/07/2009 09:55 AM

would of been great if Brad and Hamlin would of end up racing each other.Wonder what Nascar would of said then

10/07/2009 10:08 AM

8,7,6,3,2, are really close to the truth.

Lone Gunman
10/07/2009 10:19 AM

Next NASCAR will ban scanners so that fans/others can’t hear when they put their foot in their mouth! Unbelievable!

10/07/2009 11:07 AM

Hey these were pretty funny. I liked the Steven Wallace one best.

10/07/2009 11:38 AM

Best article written about this incident. Kudos to you. You made me LOL.

David L. Schmitz
10/07/2009 11:54 AM

The chase is and always will be a joke

The Turnip
10/07/2009 05:41 PM

#11) They were afraid he might cause some REAL EXCITEMENT!

10/07/2009 07:38 PM

I’d love to see 31 cars “start and park”!

Kevin in SoCal
10/08/2009 02:57 AM

At least 12 cars get attention during the last 10 races. Before the Chase era, you might be lucky enough to see the points leader and the one or two drivers closest to him in points be featured.


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