Keselowski meets with NASCAR boss after critical comments
Reigning Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski met with NASCAR chairman Brian France and International Speedway Corporation chairman Lesa France Kennedy on Friday regarding recent comments he made to the media, ESPN reported.
Keselowski was not disciplined for his remarks and refused to comment about the meeting.
Brett Jewkes, NASCAR's chief communications officer, said Saturday that Keselowski made critical comments about NASCAR that were uninformed.
"Everybody loves Brad's candor, Brian included," Jewkes said. "But there are some things Brad's not as informed on. He's not aware of things that are being worked on or achieved.
"The message Brian wanted to send was you need to understand the issues you're talking about a little deeper before you talk about them."
Keselowski referred to the meeting via Twitter.
"Spent some time with the Lesa and Brian from the NASCAR team after yesterday's article, the passion we all share for our sport is amazing!" Keselowski wrote.
Keselowski said in a USA Today article that sponsors, teams and tracks not always working together with NASCAR.
"And until all three of those can unite, we're a house divided, and we're making bad decisions that are affecting how to generate revenue for the sport," Keselowski said to the newspaper.
Jewkes said the comments Keselowski made were not the only reason he had to meet with France, but would not say what else spurred the meeting.
The outspoken Keselowski was fined $25,000 in 2011 for criticizing NASCAR's move to fuel injection.
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