No, Brad Keselowski didn’t drop the American flag on purpose after he claimed victory in Sunday’s Kobalt 400. It was the wind — there were gusts up to 40 mph around the time the race ended — that sent the stars and stripes to the ground during his post-race burnout.
So Keselowski made the right call: He immediately unstrapped himself from his car, ran out and picked it up.
What’s the problem, you ask? For some reason, someone called out the NASCAR driver for the gaffe, so Keselowski responded respectfully: