Keselowski accepts Edwards penalty

Brad Keselowski says he support NASCAR's decision to put Carl Edwards on probation for deliberately crashing into him near the end of Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta

Keselowski accepts Edwards penalty

The Penske driver was sent into a frightening airborne crash following the contact from Edwards, who later admitted he had been intentionally retaliating for previous incidents between the pair - including their famous late tangle at Talladega last season.

Some in the NASCAR fraternity have expressed their surprise at the lightness of Edwards' punishment, but in statement issued through his Penske team, Keselowski said that he agreed with NASCAR's decision despite having called for further punishment for Edwards on Sunday. He lamented that his crash had cast a shadow over his team-mate Kurt Busch's win.

"I support NASCAR in the decision they communicated today," Keselowski said. "They are not in an enviable position when it comes to these matters, but they do an outstanding job.

"The unfortunate part about what happened on Sunday is that it has overshadowed a win by [Busch] and an overall solid performance by Penske Racing at Atlanta."

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