After the Martinsville NASCAR race two weeks ago, Brad Keselowski was so fired up in the moments after the checkered flag that he called for David Reutimann's suspension.
"The 10 car stopping on the racetrack was chicken shit," Keselowski said after Reutimann brought out a race-altering caution by trying to limp his damaged car to the finish. "To me, he should get a week off for doing something like that."
In the aftermath of the race, Reutimann said he was staying on track in an attempt to stay in the top 35 of the owner point standings and was told by team owner Tommy Baldwin to finish the race.
On Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, Keselowski was asked whether he still felt as strongly about Reutimann's actions after hearing the driver's explanation.
"When it comes to situations like that, I always try to put myself in that person's position and say, 'What would I do?'" Keselowski said. "And I sure as hell would not have done what he did."
Keselowski said even knowing why Reutimann was trying to stay on the track – with a spot in the top 35 at stake – he still wouldn't have risked causing a late caution like the No. 10 car did.
"I don't understand it," Keselowski said. "I don't know what he was thinking. I don't care who tells you what (on the radio) – at the end of the day, you hold the steering wheel and push the pedals, you make the decision."