Brad Keselowski involved in scary wreck at Watkins Glen testing

Jul 16, 2016; Loudon, NH, USA; Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski (2) during practice for the New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 16, 2016; Loudon, NH, USA; Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski (2) during practice for the New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Jul 16, 2016; Loudon, NH, USA; Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski (2) during practice for the New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Road courses are known for some of the biggest wrecks in the sport outside of restrictor-plate tracks. Given the myriad turns and changes in altitude, drivers tend to fly off the track and leave their cars looking like it was driven by a crash test dummy.

That was the case for Brad Keselowski on Tuesday afternoon at Watkins Glen. Only this time, it was during a testing session when Keselowski slammed hard into a wall, smashing the entire front end. Keselowski tweeted a photo after he exited the vehicle.

Keselowski later reported the accident came after he lost his brakes.

Yeah, not doing Facebook Live is completely understandable. Tweeting it out before any reports surfaced from the track? That’s a little insane.

Zack Albert of NASCAR.com was the first reporter on hand to share a photo of the cleanup process taking place at the track.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. gave his response to Kes’ wreck.

Team Penske later noted Keselowski was evaluated and released from the infield care center. Unfortunately, his testing was abruptly cut short and he likely won’t have any notes to reference when he returns to the Glen later this year.

The No. 2 team rolled off a reserve car from the hauler with just under an hour remaining in testing. While he likely won’t get back out on the track on Tuesday, expect to see Keselowski return on Wednesday. Because, you know, that’s what racers do.

 

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