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NASCAR’s Brian France felt Brad Keselowski’s move at Texas was fine

 (Associated Press)
(Associated Press)

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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