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And Another Thing


Carl Edwards is a giant (bleep)

Or in other words, what this guy says.

He's dead on: Edwards doesn't get it. What he did to Brad Keselowki last weekend at Gateway -- ramming him from behind just before the checkers, in the straightaway, thereby wrecking nine other cars -- is exactly what Ryan Newman called it: tantamount to attempted manslaughter.

Edwards, of course, still claims he didn't do anything Keselowski hadn't done earlier in the lap. Having finally watched the tape of both incidents in that entirety, I call you-know-what on that one.

Keselowski, for the record, gently tapped Edwards while trying to stay under him in a corner. Happens a dozen times a race. Falls squarely within the "rubbin's racin'" parameters.

Edwards, on the other out, flat-out wrecked Keselowski on the straightaway. It was a deliberate, calculated retaliation for something that required no retaliation. And it could have resulted in tragedy, because once the sheet metal starts flying around, all bets are off.

For that reason, putting Keselowski on probation for it was hugely unfair of NASCAR, which is starting to see its "Have at it, boys" doctrine blow up in its face. Keselowski did nothing, absolutely nothing, wrong. Edwards was the problem. Edwards, by refusing to acknowledge as much, remains the problem.

I say NASCAR needs to sit him down for a race, or until he gets his head screwed on straight. Because otherwise, he's going to get somebody killed out there.

Ben Smith's blog.