Brad Keselowski On NASCAR Fine: 'I'll Be Smarter, Not Necessarily Quieter'

Brad Keselowski expressed regret Friday for being too harsh in recent comments about NASCAR's move to electronic fuel injection, which earned him a secret fine from the sanctioning body.

But the outspoken driver also vowed not to change his candid ways – though perhaps he might tone down the rhetoric next time, he said.

"That moment where I didn't use probably the highest level of discretion with my words was an authentic moment," he told reporters Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. "... If anything, I'll probably be smarter – not necessarily quieter."

Keselowski said he could have been honest about his views on EFI without being so "confrontational." He didn't agree with the fine, but said he wasn't surprised by it.

"It was my intention to be open and honest and share at what was a fan event how I felt with the fans and what I felt was the best interest of the sport," he said. "Obviously, that contradicted someone else's thoughts.

"I'll be honest: I thought what I said was edgy, but I didn't feel it was that edgy."

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Keselowski believes being positive all of the time causes opinions to lose credibility. For example: When the driver sits down at a restaurant, he said, he always asks the waitress to identify the worst item on the menu.


"You only trust the person if they can admit they have one item on the menu that's not quite so good," he said. "... That's how I've always viewed the sport. I've always viewed the sport as being credible when it can admit its fallacies."

Keselowski also said his views on EFI have not changed since his comments or his fine. His team owner, sponsor and manufacturer were not upset about his words, he said.

"I don't know of anybody that was upset other than NASCAR," he said.
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