After taking on fellow Sprint Cup drivers Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick and others at various points in his career, Brad Keselowski is expanding his reach.
The latest target of the 2012 Sprint Cup champ?
As in the singer.
As in the same Madonna of Vogue, Like A Virgin, Papa Don’t Preach, Crazy For You and Like A Prayer fame.
As in the same Madonna who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.
To be fair, Keselowski didn’t start things.
But he definitely took offense to comments the singer made on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show on Wednesday, dissing the Detroit suburb of Rochester Hills, Mich., where she and Keselowski both grew up in — although about 25 years apart.
“I just didn’t fit in,” Madonna told Stern. “I just felt like I was with rich people, and I wasn’t, and I felt out of place. And I felt like they were members of country clubs and they had manicures and they wore nice clothes and I didn’t fit in. I felt like a country bumpkin. And I was resentful.”
While Rochester Hills is known as a wealthy community, both Madonna and Keselowski both grew up in less-affluent neighborhoods of the town.
When Stern asked if she’d ever go back to her old hood, Madonna quipped, “Have you ever been to Rochester (Hills), Michigan? … I just didn’t want to go back. I can’t, no, I can’t be around basic, provincial-thinking people.”
When told of Madonna’s comments, Keselowski replied in his own inimitable fashion.
On Twitter, of course. Take a read: