NASCAR chairman Brian France, who for at least two years has pushed for racing to become more of a “contact sport,” believes Brad Keselowski did nothing wrong in the way he raced Jeff Gordon in the closing laps at Texas Motor Speedway. Keselowski tried to wedge his car into a gap between Gordon and Jimmie Johnson on a late restart in an attempt by Keselowski to win the race. It caused contact between Keselowski and Gordon, who got a flat tire and spun after the incident. Gordon went from racing for the win to a 29th-place finish and confronted Keselowski after the race in a scene that quickly escalated into a brawl between teams. “He did exactly what I would expect any driver that has that much on the line to look at an opportunity, shoot a gap is what he did,” France said. – AP
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