NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski wasn’t a happy man Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway despite finishing the NRA 500 in ninth-place.
“I have one good thing to thing to say and that was my team and the effort they put in today in fighting back with the absolute (expletive) that’s been the last seven days in this garage area,” Keselowski said via FOXSports.com. “The things I’ve seen over the last seven days have me questioning everything I believe in. I’m not happy about it. I don’t have anything positive to say and I probably should just leave it at that.”
“There’s so much stuff going on you guys have no idea, you have no (expletive) idea what’s going on,” said Keselowski, who is second in points. “That’s not your fault. I can tell you there’s no team in this garage with the integrity of the 2 team. And the way we’ve been treated over the last seven days is absolutely shameful. I feel like we’ve been targeted over the last seven days more than I’ve seen a team targeted in my life.”
Keselowski’s No. 2 Ford and teammate Joey Logano’s No. 22 Ford had their rear-end housing confiscated in pre-race inspection. Penske Racing’s director of competition Travis Geisler said NASCAR didn’t like something in the rear axels.
“In pre-race inspection they felt like there was something that was a questionable item that they wanted replaced,” said Geisler. “We replaced all the parts in question. They have them all. We’re working through the process here as it goes to get through inspection. Unfortunately a little tighter timeline here than we’d like to be on, but I certainly understand their position and don’t disagree with where they are.”
Keselowski and Logano could face penalties in the following race.
“There was a problem in pre-race inspection with the 2 and the 22,” a NASCAR official said. “As always, NASCAR will take a look at it during the first of the week.”
Keselowski said he plans to fight if crew chief Paul Wolfe is penalized.
“I’m very worried about losing my crew chief Paul Wolfe,” said Keselowski, whose post-race comments may only add to any potential penalties. “I’ve got one of the best car owners (Roger Penske) in the garage and I’m going to be one of the first ones at his desk telling him if anything happens like that we’ll both be in a meeting with anybody and everybody that will listen.”