Keselowski sticks to his Twitter guns
Brad Keselowski won’t slow down putting out immediate reactions on Twitter, even though he was wrong when he blasted David Ragan by tweeting that Ragan lined up in the wrong position for the final restart before winning at Talladega.
Keselowski thought he should have been in the spot where Ragan restarted. NASCAR said Ragan restarted in the right place.
“What makes Twitter great for me is you have the opportunity to read into how people feel about things where you would not have had an opportunity before,” Keselowski said. “Was it my brightest moment? Certainly not, but there are other things that were impactful that made the fans happy. So you have to take the good with the bad.”
CAN HE TURN LEFT?
NHRA Top Fuel drag racing champ Antron Brown is scheduled to try his hand at driving a stock-car at Motor Mile Speedway in Virginia on Tuesday.
Brown will get behind of the wheel of a K&N Series Toyota supplied by Rev Racing, which runs the NASCAR Diversity program.
The test session is a joint effort of Rev Racing and Toyota. Brown said he wants to get good enough to compete in a race.
Brown will test along with four Diversity drivers, one of them former Richard Childress Racing development driver Ryan Gifford.
“I just want to take steps and develop my ability to drive on ovals,” Brown said. “I know I can go straight, now I have to throw some left turns in there. We’ll see where it goes from there.”
Alex Bowman led first practice for Saturday’s 300-mile Nationwide race with a lap of 184.483. Parker Kligerman, Sam Hornish Jr., Austin Dillon and Kasey Kahne completed the top five. John Wes Townley was fastest in second practice at 181.087. Qualifying for that event is slated Saturday morning.
No cars are scheduled to be on track today, keeping with the 600’s race-week schedule of recent years. The only activity schedule is a track walk in which fans go around the 1.5-mile circuit on foot with Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin and Darrell Wallace Jr.