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December 19, 2014

Talladega: Keselowski makes few friends after 14-car wreck

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Posted: Sunday, May 4, 2014 2:51 pm

TALLADEGA -- Not everyone is happy with Brad Keselowski after the NASCAR driver ignited a wreck that swallowed 14 cars Sunday in the Aaron's 499.

Keselowski already was six laps down at the time, after having been involved in an accident earlier in the race.

"I would like to see the video to know exactly what happened. Somebody might not have given him an inch there, but he was certainly taking probably more than he should have been in the situation he was in," Jeff Gordon said.

Added Jimmie Johnson: "I wasn't so thrilled that a car six laps down crashed the field. ... But I get it. You're trying to get your laps back."

On the 14th lap, Keselowski was trying to pass Danica Patrick and bumped the right front of her car. He slid into the wall and back down but didn't take out any other drivers.

On lap 137, he was racing in the main pack as he spun out, collecting Gordon, Johnson, Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Trevor Bayne, Michael Annett, Alex Bowman, Paul Menard, Cole Whitt, David Gilliland, Justin Allgaier and pole sitter Brian Scott.

"I just spun out in front of the whole field," Keselowski said. "I don't know if I just busted my butt on my own or lost a tire, but I feel bad for everyone that got torn up."

Keselowski ended up finishing 38th after completing 160 of the race's 188 laps. He said he was trying to make up ground at the time of the wreck.

"I was racing really hard for that, but for some reason the car took off on me and I spun out," he said.

When Kenseth was asked if he was bitter that Keselowski was racing that aggressively when he was six laps down, Kenseth said, "Well, I will say one thing -- if it was the other way around and it was anybody else except for him, we'd all be getting lectured. I didn't know he was that many laps down, honestly."

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