DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - SEPTEMBER 02: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #6 Solomon Plumbing Ford, walks the grid during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on September 02, 2023 in Darlington, South Carolina.
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Brad Keselowski Slams Chad Knaus, Calling Him a 'Babysitter'

NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski may have ruffled some feathers with recent comments about Chad Knaus, calling him a "babysitter".

Brad Keselowski continues to help prove why his co-owned team RFK Racing is a force to be reckoned with, as he finished in sixth place this past weekend at Darlington.

Following another strong run, Keselowski made a guest appearance on FS1's "NASCAR Race Hub." But he may have ruffled some feathers with fellow guest Chad Knaus, who is an executive at Hendrick Motorsports.

Keselowski may have just been joking around, but he did at one point call Knaus HMS' "babysitter" as he talked about the late-race incident between Alex Bowman and Daniel Suarez.

Both Bowman and Suarez had some words for each other in their post-race interviews, with both calling each other out for making dumb moves.

Knaus addressed the incident between Bowman and Suarez.

"That's really disappointing. We just got to keep working on it," Knaus said. "I'm really sad for the 48. Those guys went a lap down early. They fought back. They got themselves in a position to run in the top 10. It's unfortunate that we got into the 99 and ruined their night as well. It was just tough."

This is when show host Shannon Spake asked Keselowski his thoughts on the whole incident. His response could be taken in a number of ways because it kind of implied that HMS' drivers are nothing but children in Keselowski's mind, or he's implying that Knaus is lucky to be in the position he is in.

"I see job security for Chad," Keselowski said with a smile. "Whenever there's a lot of problems, you need people like Chad to come in and solve them. When people ask Chad, 'What do you do?' you're like, 'Well, I'm kind of a babysitter. Example 1.'"

Whatever Keselowski thinks, that isn't the sole reason Knaus has the role of vice president of competition for Hendrick Motorsports. His contributions to winning seven championships with Jimmie Johnson as his crew chief speak for themselves.

So, Brad, if Knaus is only there as a babysitter, then what does that make you at RFK?

It's pretty clear that HMS' four drivers have been pretty successful since you last won a race or even came close to a championship.

Even if it was all in good fun, Knaus certainly didn't appear to appreciate Keselowski's comment.

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