Brad Keselowski needs a time-out.
The reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champion has been viewed by most in the sport, including this writer, as a breath of fresh air in a race series that had grown stagnant.
After almost a decade of homogenized butter that wouldn’t melt in any mouth, Keselowski was seen as a bright light (and a great quote) in an otherwise darkened room.
His social-media savvy, his opinionated personality and his racing acumen caught the attention of a new group of NASCAR fans, and that was good, even great, for stock-car racing.
Keselowski’s outburst in the early hours of Sunday morning after the Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway, however, went way beyond the bounds of outspokenness — and crossed into spoiled-kid land.
To review, Keselowski’s No. 2 Penske Racing Ford team had been penalized at Martinsville for going out of bounds on a critical pit stop.
Yes, it probably cost him a chance to win the race.