Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS BRIEFING -

Chap­ter one in the Carl Ed­wards-Brad Ke­selowski

feud re­sulted in Ed­wards serv­ing a three-race pro­ba­tion last spring.

Chap­ter two could be de­ter­mined to­day af­ter NASCAR’s com­pe­ti­tion ex­ec­u­tives re­view the fin­ish of Satur­day night’s Na­tion­wide Se­ries race won by Ed­wards, who forced Ke­selowski into the wall and passed him on the fi­nal lap at Gate­way In­ter­na­tional Race­way out­side St. Louis.

NASCAR may not take any ac­tion against Ed­wards, who trimmed Ke­selowski’s lead in the Na­tion­wide stand­ings from 227 points to 168 points in what is es­sen­tially a twoman bat­tle for the cham­pi­onship. But owner Chip Ganassi, whose com­pany owns the NASCAR Sprint Cup cars of Jamie McMur­ray and Juan Pablo Mon­toya, said Mon­day: “Some­one has to be the ref­eree in this. I think NASCAR does a good job of that, but it’s hard to po­lice. I think each guy should be al­lowed one move, but you shouldn’t be al­lowed to use your car as a weapon. I just thank God no­body gets hurt in any of these things.”

Brad Ke­selowski

Carl Ed­wards

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