Dale Earnhardt Jr and Brad Keselowski bump in Bank of America 500
Dale Earnhardt Jr and Brad Keselowski made contact on the final restart at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Dale Earnhardt Jr took to Periscope to explain the reason for his late race aggression.
Watch the closing laps video below.
“We struggled man,” Dale Earnhardt Jr talks about the Charlotte race.
“But, I’m gunna tell you sumthin now. We came into pit road, 18th, I think on the last pit stop.”
“My time run a 10 second pit stop, got us out 12th. So, my pit crew, gets me 6 spots on pit road on the last stop. Which is frickin’ badass.”
No matter what, I ain’t giving up any spots.
-Dale Earnhardt Jr
“I’m think to myself on that restart, ‘No matter what, I ain’t giving up any spots.’ Those guys worked too hard. I’m gunna hammer this restart.
“We got down in the corner. Keselowski got loose and checked up. If I lift there, all these guys on the outside are going by us down the back straight-away. I was gunna finish 16th or something.”
I bumped Brad just a little bit.
“I bumped Brad just a little bit. Moved him up out of the track and was able to keep going and ended up 12th.”
“I know Brad’s probably very upset about that. Cause it cost him 3 or 4 spots. But, my crew had such a great stop that I was like determined, before that restart. I’m not going to give up a position.”
“So, that was kinda a sucky position to be in. I hate it for Brad,” Dale Earnhardt Jr concluded.
Brad Keselowski finished 15th after chasing his car up the banking in turn 1. He sits 12th in the playoff standings after the first race in round 2. He’s 2 points under the cut line. Without that bump, Keselowski likely would have picked up at least 2 positions in the race results.