Notes: The Champ’s Leadership Quest Will Go On
Brad Keselowski wants to be a garage leader. Accomplishing that will take more time, it appears. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
CONCORD, N.C. – After winning the 2012 Sprint Cup championship, Brad Keselowski told the garages he wanted to assume a leadership role in the series. This year, Keselowski has run into some problems. On the track and off.
Tweeted and voiced comments have not sat well with some of his peers. Unapproved equipment on his Penske Racing Ford did not sit well with NASCAR officials and he and his team were issued significant penalties. On track, Keselowski has not yet won a race.
It appears that the brash driver from Michigan may have to do a bit more proving before he is in position to lead the garages.
Matt Kenseth, a veteran past champion, was asked on Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway if he considered Keselowski a leader.
“Nah, I don’t think so,” Kenseth said. “I don’t know. If he’s called any meetings to order, I wasn’t invited to them. I don’t know, I don’t know what that all means. Brad (Keselowski) is very, obviously opinionated and he has definitely his own ideas and I’m sure some of his ideas are shared by some, not sure by all necessarily. I think that’s a good thing. I think that’s what makes Brad, Brad.
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