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Confirmed: Brad Keselowski Was P2 At Atlanta

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Pockrass Sets The record straight: Bad Brad captures P2 in Hotlanta, Bell p3

What Happened?

Following Sunday’s race at Atlanta, Joey Logano was scored as your clear-cut, undisputed winner. The real topic of debate, though, just so happened to be who finished second: Brad Keselowski, who was scored second after the race, or Christopher Bell, who officially finished P3.

Bob Pockrass of FOX Sports was able to use his FOX clearance to get a seat in the replay truck where he says the truth…yes, Brad Keselowski did, in fact, finish second in Sundays race; Christopher Bell, third.

You Need To Know:

  • Due to the camera angles of provided by FOX Sports during Sunday’s finish, many questions were drawn as to who really finished second in the race behind Logano. Many fans contested that the official scoring was wrong, claiming that Christopher Bell was the real second-place finisher of the race.
  • The concerns were heard by none other than FOX Sports analyst, Bob Pockrass who tweeted the below photo today to finally but this debate to rest. In the footage, you can clearly see the No. 6 slightly edge out the No. 20 of Bell in what might be one of the closest finishes in NASCAR history.
  • Many fans were split on the issue but the ones who really contested the final finishing order of the race were clearly the loudest, getting Pockrass’ attention. With this pocket of fans proven wrong in their findings, it has led to further criticism of FOX Sports and their coverage of NASCAR for not addressing the issue at hand when it happened.

Main Character

Brad Keselowski has reportedly been getting asked quite often about the finish this week. Here, he thanks Pockrass for his excellent reporting and now, hopefully the issue can be put to bed. The No. 6 team has a race this weekend he’d rather be focusing on.

Around The Garage

In The Stands

Here, pmartin tweets a terribly disturbing photograph of Brad Keselowski. Hopefully he didn’t make that unflattering expression when Bob Pockrass broke the news.

ClearlyInvisible on Reddit laid out some pretty good points. The technology we have now in NASCAR does tend to make the sport much more transparent.

rbulls on Reddit points out that the finish was literally as close as Bell could get without getting the position.

Reddit user epzik8 says that it’s the end of the debate, once and for all.

kebobs22 says that the debate could have been sparked by the broadcast framerate image of the finish.

Carl Roidwards on Twitter points out that the nose of the 6 looked to be cut off coming to the line, which could have also sparked the dispute.

Evan J. suggests that they mount the camera higher to get a full-on visual of the No. 20’s splitter coming to the line.

Alexk5705 wonders what it would be like if that was for the win. It certainly would have been talked about more this week and would certainly go down as one of if not THE closest finish in NASCAR history.

Here, Bob Pockrass replies to Going in Circles to clear up a common area of confusion: the start/finish line is in the center of the checkered pattern, not at the beginning.

Bob also breaks down to Rob what the procedures would be if there was a legit tie for the win.

On Your Screen

NASCAR YouTuber, S1apSh0es pokes fun at the Gibbs fanbase. They couldn’t be too happy with this reveal.

So, there you have it: Bad Brad finished second in Atlanta. Debate over.

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Cody Williams is the author of BUNNY BOY and THE FIFTH LINE. He lives near Bristol, TN.
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