“Doesn’t Want to Talk to Me” – Brad Keselowski Keen to Make Amends With Austin Dillon

Published 08/26/2021, 3:57 AM EDT
Feb 21, 2021; Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski (2) during the O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


At the Michigan Speedway, Brad Keselowski tangled with Austin Dillon and knocked him out of the race. Needless to say, the outgoing Penske driver may not be on Dillon’s Christmas card list anytime soon. Of course, the 2012 Cup Series champion quickly insisted that he was at fault, but the damage was done.

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Speaking about the incident, he said, “It’s a really unfortunate situation. We’re right towards the end of the stage, there was a stage point on the line. I didn’t want to just give it up, we’re racing really hard and I made contact and wrecked Austin. I’m glad he’s okay because this wreck was nasty.

“I’ve sent him some messages, but I’m pretty sure he probably doesn’t want to talk to me right now and rightfully so.”

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When he looked at the highlights, he noted that there was a side-draft. Obviously, the #2 driver did not want to wreck the Richard Childress Racing driver.

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Brad Keselowski will want to move on from the incident

Of course, what was done is done, and there is nothing he can do to change the result. Admittedly, his race was also compromised during the collision with Dillon. To be precise, he ended his race down in ninth place, which could have been higher if he had not collided. Nevertheless, the 37-year-old will want to move on and look ahead to the next race.

Mar 7, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski (2) during the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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