Keselowski, Set Straight by France after Hamlin Incident

After last Sunday's Able Body Labor 200 race Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin managed, again, to capture the spotlight thanks to their lap 157 incident, the former had to face NASCAR representatives, led by chairman and CEO Brian France, in his very own hauler.

According to media waiting outside the door, Keselowski seemed to be pretty impressed with how the meeting went.

"It went real well. I think that's probably the most impressed I've been with NASCAR. I honestly will say that. And I'm not brainwashed in saying that, either. I really respected the fact that Brian France walked in there."

"That meant a lot to me. That's really the first time I've ever had a conversation with him. I think that's a good sign for the sport, that he was involved in that conversation."

No details on what was discussed inside were given, but apparently NASCAR officials asked him to better choose the time and place to settle the dispute he has with Hamlin ever since 2008.

To remind you, Hamlin bumped Keselowski in lap 157 on Sunday. The latter managed to get behind Hamlin and turned his No. 20 Toyota. The incident caused Hamlin to pit and restart, on lap 164.

"Without just talking about things that were talked about privately, I think the biggest message - because I don't want you guys to speculate - was just trying to pick and choose who you want to be your friends and enemies in the sport and making sure that I understood that process and what it takes to make it at this level, and how you're going to need friends down the line, and make sure you don't alienate everybody, but at the same time to not give up on being a hard charger," concluded Keselowski.

It is likely some more Keselowski-Hamlin action will be seen in Homestead next weekend, despite NASCAR's fatherly intervention.
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