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Navy SEALS tragedy inspired Brad Keselowski NASCAR win at Pocono (video)

Aug 8, 2011, 5:50 PM EDT

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Unless you’re currently throwing a brick in the London riots, or are a member of Congress, you’re probably weary of all the bad news in the world. You’d like something inspirational to lift your sagging spirits? Then just listen to NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski, who said that he persevered through injury to win the Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway on Sunday due to the sacrifice made by the Navy SEAL team which was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan recently.

“I do have a cousin in the Navy SEALS, and one of the guys that died over there was someone he knew and was friends with … it kind of put things in perspective. Uh, you know, I might not be feeling great, but those are the guys who are really making sacrifices. We’re just race car drivers, we’re not curing cancer or over there saving the world like those guys are.”

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Go ahead, I dare you not to root for Brad Keselowski from now on. Well stated, sir.

Brad Keselowski: Navy Seals Inspired NASCAR Victory At Pocono [Huffington Post]

  1. hittfamily - Aug 9, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    I thought his interview came off really weird.

    So how does it feel to win?
    I’m no hero. The troops who died overseas are the true heros. I just drive racecares.

    When did anyone call you a hero? It was a very weird interview. He sadi “I’m no hero” to anyone who would listen, and it would come out of no where.

    • cavredleg15 - Aug 10, 2011 at 2:05 AM

      He was told by the interviewer after getting out of the car in victory circle that (paraphrasing) racing with a broken ankle was ‘heroic’. This interview is edited and you don’t hear the question he is responding to.