Turn Five writes:
"A Trifecta of Failure"
Posted by wood_brothers21 on July 19, 2010
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Place blame where it?s due, place blame upon the instigator.
When anyone sets out to fulfill a particular goal, sometimes not everything goes as planned. Carl and Brad raced cleanly throughout the entire contest until the final lap. Regrettably, Brad Keselowski set out to wreck Carl Edwards in turn one of Gateway International Speedway , his blatant attempt at wrecking Carl failed, and failed less than spectacularly I might add but it set in motion a chain of events for which Brad failed to plan.
Brad Keselowski delivered NOT a bump, nor a nudge, nor a tap, nor a rub to the 60 of Carl Edwards. BRAD delivered what HE hoped would be a race ending malicious blow to the Aflac Ford Fusion. To characterize it any other way as many media sycophants have done is repulsive, repugnant and most of all simply wrong. If you say that Brad?s ?backing off the throttle? proves your point that he didn?t intend to wreck Carl Edwards is both ludicrous and absurd. Brad backed off because he thought he delivered the blow that would send Carl spinning in front of him (and in front of the entire field who were running at ?full song?) and he wanted to avoid what he thought was the eventual contact. This was the first of Brad?s failures that evening, BRAD struck and dropped the match that ignited the explosion that was to come.
Failing to maliciously wreck Edwards was Brad?s first mistake, letting Carl Edwards catch him was only the second. Can you image the sphincter tightening moment Brad must have experienced when he realized that the driver he just tried unsuccessfully to wreck had been able to catch him? I?m certain that it played a large part in the fact that Brad had neither the skill nor the aplomb to recover from the hit that Carl Edwards so deservedly administered on the front stretch. Certainly it?s easier to recover a car on the straightaway than when it is in a turn. Isn?t it?
Just milliseconds after delivering Mr. Keselowski?s payback Carl Edwards crossed the finish line First On Race Day, and Brad lost the race. This was the third and perhaps the most humiliating failure of all.
Place the blame squarely beneath the feet of Brad Keselowski ladies gentlemen, because it was he that set the wheels in motion, his plan led to his own ultimate demise as a result of unintended consequences. He sowed the seeds of his own failure! Blame Brad Keselowski for all the collateral damage to the poor souls who were innocent bystanders.
Brad Keselowski did win something at Gateway however; he hit the Trifecta of Failure.
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