NASCAR: Brad Keselowski Sends ‘Apologies’ to Cole Custer After Major Pocono Race Collision

by Josh Lanier

Brad Keselowski apologized Saturday night for sending Cole Custer into the wall at the Pocono Raceway. The driver of the Discount Tire Ford said called the entire ordeal “a big time bummer.”

Keselowski apologized on Twitter shortly after the race ended. He included a clip of the major crash to go along with it.

The NASCAR driver was less effusive after the race, simply saying he fell behind after he “got into” Custer’s car.

“Our Detroit Engines Ford was really good,” he said. “I got into the 41 (Cole Custer) early in the race and that got us behind.”

The wreck damaged his front end and took Custer out of the race. Custer gave Keselowski the benefit of the doubt, saying he’d want to see the replay before passing judgment.

“Yeah, these restarts, you are trying to get up in those tight holes to make sure you don’t get freight trained by five cars on the straightaway. I don’t know,” the NASCAR driver said. “I haven’t seen a replay, and I don’t know if it was just too tight or miscommunication or what. We really wanted a good day today. I thought we had a good car those first few laps with our Mustang but we will just move on to tomorrow. It is frustrating. I can’t tell you how frustrating this year has been. We will just have to keep surging on and go to tomorrow.”

Alex Bowman drove away with the win at NASCAR’s Pocono Organics CBD 325 after his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kyle Larson had a flat tire heading into the final turn. The blown tired ended a three straight NASCAR race win streak for Larson.

Chris Buescher has the pole Sunday at the second NASCAR race at the Poconos Raceway of the weekend.

Keselowski Jokes About Potential Team Switch

The Sports Business Journal and Fox Sports have both confirmed through unnamed sources that Brad Keselowski will leave Team Penske for Roush Fenway Racing in 2022. Though neither the team nor Keselowski has commented on the move.

SBJ said “Roush Fenway Racing informed its partners that it has a done deal with Brad Keselowski to become a driver and co-owner starting in ’22, according to sources.”

However, after news broke, Keselowski took to twitter to drop a meme about the hype surrounding the switch.

Keselowski has one win this season coming at Talledega Speedway and is 10th in the driver standings. The 37-year-old has won 35 career Cup wins and won the 2012 NASCAR Cup Series championship for Team Penske.

When not driving, Keselowski owns Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing, which 3-D prints aerospace, defense, medical and automotive parts. It’s housed at the former Camping World Truck Series team headquarters, NBC Sports said.