Should Carl Edwards Be Suspended?

Travis SmithAnalyst IIMarch 7, 2010

FONTANA, CA - FEBRUARY 19:  Carl Edwards drives the #99 Aflac Ford during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway on February 19, 2010 in Fontana, California.  (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Brad Keselowski has been involved in several on track issues with Carl Edwards in the Sprint Cup Series and in the Nationwide Series in the last year or so. This situation all came to a head Sunday when Carl Edwards sent Brad Keselowski into the wall airborne. With this incident happening in such a high profile event over a meaningless accident, should NASCAR suspend Carl Edwards?

NASCAR hasn’t been known to suspend drivers over accidents too often heck the last time a Sprint Cup driver was suspended was 2007 and that was Robby Gordon when the “Montreal Screwjob” NASCAR style happened. Fans loved the idea about letting the drivers settle the score in their own way but Sunday showed all of us what could happen when some drivers become a hazard to others in order to gain revenge. The crash that set up the main one was a lap 41 issue when Carl crashed due to Brad’s aggressiveness in Carl’s eyes. Carl didn’t seem upset after the wreck and Brad even apologized for the crash. Carl who was 114 laps down, came back out on the track and for 2 laps tried to wreck Keselowski and finally accomplished it by sending Brad airborne into the fence.

"I know that it's a little ironic that it's got me saying that, but at least I didn't do it intentionally when it happened," Keselowski said of the crashes he has caused, including one earlier in this race that took out Edwards and Joey Logano.

"It will be interesting to see how NASCAR reacts to it. They have the ball. If they're going to allow people to intentionally wreck each other at tracks this fast, we will hurt someone either in the cars or in the grandstands. It's not cool to wreck someone intentionally at 195 miles per hour." That quote was from Brad himself and yes it truly will be interesting to see how NASCAR handles this issue because it looks like a lose-lose deal no matter what for the sport.

If NASCAR does suspend Carl then you will have a lot of fans mad because it’s suppose to be gloves off this year and well that maybe true but the sport can’t have these kind of issues on a weekly basis or someone will get seriously injured. I just am sickened at how Carl did that to Brad and then didn’t even feel bad about the crash at all, so in my opinion, Carl should be suspended.

Now I know a lot of people will feel different about this issue than I do but put you comment in the box below and tell me what you think should happen and what you feel about the issue