Keselowski, Truex go from banging fenders to ‘it’s all good’


Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr. got together on the final lap of Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International.

They were both fighting for second place and Keselowski wound up spinning Truex, relegating him to an eighth-place showing. Keselowski, meanwhile, motored on to a third-place finish behind Penske teammate Joey Logano and winner Denny Hamlin.

But things didn’t end there. After they both exchanged hand gestures on the cool down lap, Truex banged fenders with Keselowski a couple of times before both parked their cars on pit road.

For as much animosity was shown on the track, it was forgotten just as quickly. As soon as Keselowski climbed out of his race car, he made a beeline to Truex’s car.

Just like that, bygones became bygones.

Here’s the extent of their conversation.

Keselowski: “It’s my fault.”

Truex: “I know it was. It’s all good.”

And that was it, over as quickly as it began.

But later, Truex seemed to still have a little bit of animosity left in him despite Keselowski’s apology.

“Hell no, it don’t help, because you’re like, ‘well, that’s awesome. Thanks for saying you’re sorry, but what do I get out of it?’ You know what I mean?'” Truex said. “That’s just racing.

“It’s like yesterday in qualifying, you know. A guy pulls out in front of you, he says I’m sorry. Well, no s— you’re sorry, but you gotta damn stop doing stupid stuff, you know what I mean? I don’t run over people all the time. I don’t pull out in front of people in qualifying. So race me like I race you is all I ask.”

In addition to the above video, here’s a few tweets from both Keselowski and Truex’s crew chief, Cole Pearn, who decided not to blast Keselowski for the incident.