Has Nudging in NASCAR Gone Too Far?

By David Schoetz

Mar 9, 2010 12:00am

As you can see from the picture above, it was a frightening car wreck to see in Atlanta on Sunday. At nearly 200 miles per hour, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards nudged opponent Brad Keselowski – high-speed contact that sent Keselowski airborne, slamming the #12 car into a fence that protects the crowd. Keselowski survived the wreck uninjured. The driver of the #99 car? Edwards was disqualified, before taking to his Facebook page to ask fans what they thought about the confrontation, as reported tonight on “World News.” The two have a history of bad blood on the racetrack. And even NASCAR officials have encouraged aggressive driving as they attempt to once again increase interest in the sport. The next NASCAR race is scheduled for March 21 in Bristol. So tonight we ask, should NASCAR punish Edwards? Or is rubbing an important part of racing? *And we openly admit NASCAR is not our strongsuit. Please help inform the discussion. ——————– UPDATE: Here is a clip of the crash from a “GMA” segment this morning.


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