Brad Keselowski Finds Common Ground With Elon Musk in a Hysterical Social Media Message

Published 06/18/2022, 12:29 PM EDT
AUSTIN, TEXAS – MARCH 27: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #6 Wyndham Rewards Ford, waves to fans onstage during driver intros prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Echopark Automotive Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on March 27, 2022 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

If you’re ever wondering just how it feels to feel relatable to the world’s richest man, Elon Musk, ask Brad Keselowski. And no, the Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing driver hasn’t made a wild entry to the top tier of the Forbes list.

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Rather, the NASCAR driver’s relatability with the Tesla CEO stems from the takes about a scene from a movie.

Musk had recently tweeted about Idiocracy, a 2007 flick that led him to wonder how similar the opening scene of that movie is to the discussions he has with his friends.

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“Watch the opening scene of Idiocracy. When I ask my friends why they’re not yet having kids (very few are), it sounds exactly like the movie,” Musk tweeted, to which Keselowski replied, “Just bad this same conversation with friends last week.”

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Nostalgia-stricken Brad Keselowski isn’t pleased with the NASCAR weekend schedules

After the horrid qualifying session of the NASCAR Cup Series race at WWT Gateway in which he qualified 30th, Brad Keselowski expressed his displeasure with the tight weekend schedules leading up to the race.

“I miss the days of having practice and qualifying like we used to,” he said.

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After that, the driver-owner shed some light on the financial side of things when it comes to preparing for a race weekend in a simulator and engineering.

Mar 12, 2022; Avondale, Arizona, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski (6) during qualifying for the Ruoff Mortgage 500 at Phoenix Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

“I think we probably saved a million or two in travel and spent it all back in simulation and engineering to try to unload at the racetrack and not blow out tires and still be fast, and arguably that’s not working for anybody,” Keselowski said.

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“It’s definitely time for a deep dive and look at the weekend schedules and the practice and qualifying formats.”

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Shaharyar Khan Chauhan

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Shaharyar is an F1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for a better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

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