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David Ragan captured his second career victory on Sunday in the Aaron’s 499 from Talladega Superspeedway but not everyone was happy. Brad Keselowski took to twitter after the race to accuse Ragan of lining up in the wrong spot on the final restart of the race.
Keselowski sent out the following tweet “mad as hell about that finish. We were suppose to line up 10th when the 34 switched lanes entering 3 before green. That lane won. BS”
The No. 2 car driven by Keselowski finished 15th in the race.
NASCAR released the following statement in regards to the incident:
“The No. 2 car (Keselowski) was not in the proper lane for the final restart,’’ NASCAR’s statement read. “So NASCAR had the No. 2 car move into the proper lane – the No. 34 car (Ragan) was lined up properly all along.”
After the race Ragan spoke in the NASCAR Media Center and attempted to downplay the event.
“Well, obviously Brad wanted to start on the outside, because he knew the same thing that I knew, that the outside lane h...
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mad as hell about that finish. We were suppose to line up 10th when the 34 switched lanes entering 3 before green. That lane won. BS~~ Brad Keselowski on Twitter, following Sunday's race.Brad Keselowski claims, that race winner David Ragan either lined up wrong on the final restart or changed lanes before the restart.I'm happy as hell a small team won. Doesn't change...
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#2 Miller Lite Ford
Two wins, three top fives, six top 10s
Average finish of 12.3
Average Running Position of 17.2, 10th-best
Driver Rating of 85.6, sixth-best
Average Green Flag Speed of 192.539 mph, 12th-fastest
#20 Home Depot / Husky Toyota
One win, five top fives, eight top 10s
Average finish of 18.0
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