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NASCAR: Brad Keselowski Says He Didn’t Make a Mistake in Late Daytona 500 Crash

by Katie Maloney
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NASCAR’s Brad Keselowski shares his thoughts on the Daytona 500 last-lap crash.

When it comes to NASCAR, you can blink and your first-place finish will be gone. That’s kind of what happened on Sunday for Brad Keselowski during the Daytona 500.

Up until the final lap of the race, Keselowski was on course to finish first. However, a crash took him out and many others on the track. When the smoke cleared Michael McDowell had sped his way into first place. During a post-race interview, Keselowski shared his thoughts on the crash.

“I had a big run down the backstretch. Went to make the pass to win the Daytona 500 and it ended up really bad. Don’t feel I made a mistake, but I can’t drive everybody else’s car,” said Keselowski. “The Discount Tire Ford was not the fastest, but (crew chief) Jeremy Bullins and the whole team did a great job of keeping us in position, and right then we were in position. It’s exactly where I want to be running second on the last lap at Daytona with this package and had the run, made the move and it didn’t work out.”

Who Are The Celebrities Behind NASCAR’S New Teams?

Fans may have noticed a few new teams on the track this year. Two of the 2021 season’s new teams are owned by celebrities. NBA legend, Michael Jordan is the owner of team 23XI. And music star, Pitbull co-owns the new Trackhouse Racing team. During an interview, Pitbull shared his goals for the 2021 NASCAR season.

“There’s no hidden agenda. We’re here to win,” Pitbull said.

He added that now that touring is postponed due to the pandemic, he plans to be a lot more involved in NASCAR and with his team.

“Now that there’s no touring going on, I’m going to be pretty much at every race,” Pitbull said. “There’s a higher calling to this.”

During another interview, Jordan also had a lot to say about his new team and racers. Bubba Wallace, the lead driver on team 23XI, placed 17th in yesterday’s season-opening race. However, Jordan says that he has faith in Wallace.

“I feel like he’s going to learn how to win. He’s got the talent,” said Jordan. “We would not have invested in him and picked him if he didn’t have the talent to win. By the end of the year, I think he’s going to have an opportunity and probably will win at least a couple of races. If it’s more, I’d be elated.”