Although what Carl did was unnecessary, it can be argued that both incidents this year he's had with Brad have looked much worse than they usually would've been (and therefore people have scorned Carl because of it). In the Atlanta crash, Brad happened to go airborne, and in this one he was t-boned in the pileup. I mean, that was a wicked hard hit Brad took by Shelby Howard on the final lap. Good thing he's ok.....like I said, I'm not saying what Carl did was right, but both crashes have happened to be bad, and therefore people have taken a strong stance against Edwards.
This kind of thing has happened before, and it'll happen again. Remember Darlington in March 2003? The day after the Cup race (Ricky Craven/Kurt Busch), the rain-postponed Busch series race came down to the final lap with Todd Bodine and Jamie Mac going at it. Bodine went to block Jamie, got loose, and spun both of them out. Although Bodine won that day, it wasn't a huge concern because he didn't wreck ten other cars, and there were no hard impacts (yes, I know it was incidental contact). Again, I'm not saying what Carl or Todd did was right; I'm just saying that people sort of blow it out of proportion because the crash is bad.
On another note, the battle for the championship is starting to look rather exciting. Like Edwards in 2007, Keselowski could have a second-half "slump". I have a feeling Carl and Brad will be racing hard until the final lap at Homestead to win this thing!
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