April 15, 2013 in Sports

Keselowski feels team targeted by NASCAR

Associated Press
 
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Brad Keselowski, defending Sprint Cup champion, is not happy with NASCAR.
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Brad Keselowski had plenty of good things to say about his team for all it overcame for another top-10 finish.

As for his feelings about NASCAR, the defending Sprint Cup champion is pretty angry these days.

“The things I’ve seen over the last seven days have me questioning everything that I believe in, and I’m not happy about it,” Keselowski said in the garage area after Saturday night’s race at Texas.

Before the race that Kyle Busch won to complete a weekend sweep, NASCAR confiscated the original rear-end housing from Keselowski’s No. 2 Ford and the No. 22 of Joey Logano, his Penske Racing teammate. That could lead to penalties.

Logano was late to the starting grid because of the additional inspections after changes, and he had to start at the back of the field. He charged to a fifth-place finish, four spots ahead of Keselowski, who kept his starting spot of 16th.

“I have one good thing to say, and that was my team and the effort they put in today, in fighting back with the absolute (expletive) that’s been the last seven days in this garage area,” Keselowski said.

Keselowski, who has six top-10 finishes and is second in season points behind Jimmie Johnson, got a penalty a week earlier at Martinsville for pitting outside his stall. He still disputes that.

“I feel like we’ve been targeted over the last seven days more than I’ve ever seen a team targeted,” Keselowski said. “We’re not going to take it. We’re not going to be treated this way.”

NASCAR had no immediate response to Keselowski’s comments.

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