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HOMESTEAD, FLA. (AP) - Brad Keselowski is leaving his cellphone behind.
Keselowski plans to ditch his phone during NASCAR’s Sprint Cup finale Sunday. His decision comes days after NASCAR fined him $25,000 for having the phone in his race car. It was discovered because he tweeted during a red flag at Phoenix International Raceway.
Keselowski felt the same way.
“I’m confused a lot,” he said Thursday. “I’ll just add that to the list.”
Nonetheless, the decision to go without his phone wasn’t easy.
“I do feel naked when I don’t have my phone,” he said. “It’s my security blanket. It doesn’t matter how I feel about it right now. It is what it is at this point. I just have to move on and focus on the weekend ahead.”
Some alleged the Sprint Cup Series points leader was actually being disciplined for his profanity-laced outburst after Sunday’s crash-and fight-marred race.
NASCAR dismissed the conspiracy theories, saying drivers had been told after the Daytona 500 that electronic devices _ including cellphones _ could not be carried inside the race cars going forward.
Keselowski, who takes a 20-point lead over Jimmie Johnson into Sunday’s season finale, is looking to win his first Cup title.
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