Friday, June 14, 2013

Gibbs Blasts Keselowski For "Irresponsible" Remarks

Joe Gibbs chastised rival driver Brad Keselowski today, after the defending Sprint Cup Series champion accused Joe Gibbs Racing and Hendrick Motorsports of “stealing” multiple employees from the Penske and Roush Fenway Racing Ford teams.

“We were surprised to read the recent comments and accusations made by Brad Keselowski,” said Gibbs. “Clearly, those comments are misguided and irresponsible. Brad’s candor is well documented, but he would do well to only speak to subjects on which he is properly informed.

“Obviously NASCAR is a very competitive environment and we take our hiring processes seriously at JGR. The individual he referenced in his comments was working outside of the sport of NASCAR at the time we hired him.

“We have a great deal of respect for Roger Penske and his organization and I feel like I have always had a good personal relationship with Roger. We look forward to competing with Brad on the racetrack, but hope that he will use better judgment in the future before making such misinformed claims and accusations.”


  1. Brad is a good guy and a great champion. He needs to focus on racing and on track activities and leave the he said she said business to others. Brad has a strong passion for racing and NASCAR. It causes him to at times speak out of line. It's hard to fault someone for speaking his mind and sharing his feelings. We want our drivers to be open and candid. They are young and sometimes make mistakes. I'll take a guy that has the guts to voice his opinion (right or wrong) over one that's affraid to though. We've all said things we regret and I'm sure this will be one for Brad. He's certainly not vanilla and I for one wish there were more like him.

  2. Anonymous5:54 PM

    so does Kez have any credibility now that Hendrick and Gibbs have both acknowleged the accusations? Or is he just playing some really good head games with them???

  3. Anonymous6:28 PM

    Brad has a problem, Its called Diarrea of the mouth. He constantly makes himself look like a fool. That in my opinion makes him a lousy champion. I used to like him but from everything I have read Mr Hendrick was nothing but good to Brad and this is how he is repaid?

  4. It's just business. . He doesn't need cred.. everybody knows how the game is played. .anyone is free to go anywhere they please once their contract is up. .

  5. moonman9:10 PM

    i would be mad two if i win a championship and then some other team basically writes a blank check for my guys to go to there team. But i have to remember hendrick is a convicted criminal so that makes sense