Insider Slams Brad Keselowski for Backstabbing Denny Hamlin & Kissing NASCAR’s “A**” Amid Secret Meeting

Published 10/04/2022, 8:29 AM EDT
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – SEPTEMBER 01: NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin speaks with the media during the NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Media Day at Charlotte Convention Center on September 01, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Currently, the biggest talking point in the NASCAR Cup Series is driver safety. With a brand new car, there were always going to be concerns, and now it seems that the concerns are justified. With Kurt Busch and Alex Bowman both out with concussions, the criticisms are becoming more apparent. In light of this, drivers like Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, and Brad Keselowski have spoken up on the matter. Recently, spotter Brett Griffin spoke about the two different approaches of Hamlin and Keselowski.

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He said, “Where I’m struggling with this is, Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski are, in my mind, identical situations. They’re both exceptional race car drivers, they’re both part-team owners. Yet, publicly, they are on opposite sides of the spectrum, in the way that they’re approaching this.”

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For his part, Hamlin has been particularly aggressive in his stance. In fact, he launched a very scathing attack on NASCAR and called for them to be replaced entirely. Keselowski on the other hand cut them some slack because of the ongoing pandemic. Since there were so many restrictions, there was not enough real-world testing. That being said, Griffin noted the two sides of the same coin.

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)

He said, “I’m not saying one’s right, one’s wrong, but when you look at Brad and Denny. Brad is kissing NASCAR’s a**, for lack of a better word and Denny is coming at NASCAR’s a**, for the things that he has concerns about. I don’t know how two people in identical situations can be so different in their approach.”

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He does have a point because both Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski are team owners as well as drivers. In essence, they both know the struggles as a driver and as team owners. So Griffin is baffled that both drivers have such differing opinions on the same subject.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author 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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