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Who's worse on restarts, Brad Keselowski or Dale Earnhardt Jr.?

Penske Racing driver Brad Keselowski finished third in the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series points standings.

By Lee Montgomery
lee.montgomery@nnsracing.com

During a NASCAR Nationwide Series telecast last year, JR Motorsports crew chief Tony Eury Sr. lamented the poor restarts of his driver, Brad Keselowski.

Keselowski has since left the team to join Penske Racing, where he’ll run the full Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series in 2010.

Is Keselowski really that bad on restarts? Yes.

"I’m pretty bad," Keselowski said recently.

But compared to other drivers, maybe Keselowski isn’t as slow as "Pops" Eury thinks.

"But you know, Dale [Earnhardt] Jr. and I had that discussion," Keselowski said, "and he said, ‘Thank God. You have finally taken that banner away from me. Pops said that about me for five-some years. It annoyed the s--- out of me, and I couldn’t ever say anything. Thank you.’

"And he shook my hand, and I was like, ‘You SOB.’ That’s my story."