Carl Edwards move on the race track clean or dirty?

All the NASCAR fans out there know what I’m talking about when I ask if they agree that Carl Edwards nudge to Kyle Busch was okay or not. If you’re not updated, let me help you out. Last Sunday at the Toyota Owners 400, Edwards bumped Busch out of the way during the last lap and ended up winning the race. This was Edwards second straight NASCAR Spring Cup Series race in the Toyota Owners 400and the fourth in a row for Joe Gibbons Race. Busch was seeking his third victory in four events. Now bumps and nudges aren’t necessarily “illegal” in Nascar, but drivers and fans seem to be angry over this one. Edwards defended his move by saying, “You can either finish first or second. It’s a tough decision. At this point in the season, we both got wins. Really it’s about just going out for trophies and having fun. We still finished first and second. Nobody got wrecked. But you can’t just sit there.” Edwards also pointed out that if roles were reversed he would expect Busch to do the same thing. Busch kept it classy, never reacting in any way during interviews. He held his tongue when asked about Edwards and praised the efforts of his car, team, and chief. We’ll see on how these two drivers react and who takes the next trophy on Sunday, May 1st in the GEICO 500 Race.


Author: sportswille

Reformed ad agency guy. Sac Kings, PGA Tour, Pebble Beach, Aspen yielded fascination with sports business. Now teach at my alma mater, University of Texas Austin: Integrated Marketing, Social Media, Business and Law and Sports Audiences. 40 year streak of single digit handicap under severe pressure.

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