In sporting terms, free agency is when an athlete is not tied down by any contractual obligations with a particular team. For NASCAR, there are a fair number of drivers who are set to become free agents. Among them is Brad Keselowski, who recently spoke to FOX Sports about his future and the contract situation.
He noted that the system has changed a lot since he first began his NASCAR career. The 36-year-old admitted that not everyone is fond of this system since nobody wins in this kind of scenario.
However, looking at it from a different perspective, he is lucky to still have a job at a time where millions of people are losing theirs.
Brad Keselowski also observed that if his contract was different, he would ‘be in a better place’. However, all that is part and parcel of being in NASCAR and the terrain is a lot different.
According to him, the bar to be eligible for a Cup Series drive has been lowered a lot since his tenure began. Unfortunately, that resulted in a number of pay drivers entering the sport.
He said, “That really does a lot of damage to the contract market. When there’s drivers out there who are willing to pay to take your ride. That really changes the market dramatically.”
“All in all, I’m thankful to have a spot in the sport, hope it will last for a long time, if it doesn’t then that was all I could do.”
Truthfully, Brad Keselowski is working extremely hard to stay in the NASCAR Cup series. The 36-year-old is locked in negotiations with the Team Penske Racing outfit.
He recently put in a good word for himself when he seized victory at New Hampshire ahead of Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr.
Source: Bob Pockrass- Twitter