Keselowski's Nationwide Win At Richmond Sparks Controversy
Scott led the first 239 laps, but was ultimately no match for Keselowski on two late-race restarts.
Keselowski seized the lead with 11 to go and then schooled Scott on the final restart to earn his fifth Nationwide victory of 2013.
After the race was over, a baffled Scott argued that Keselowski beat him to the line on the next-to-last restart and went too early on the final restart.
"Unfortunately, I didn't get a great restart on the one before the last, and (Keselowski) beat me to the line," Scott said. "I was a little bit upset about that call. And then on the final restart, he went two or three car lengths early. I think it looked pretty obvious when I saw the replay on TV.
"That never gave us a chance to put on a race for the fans and race side-by-side into turn 1, which I think would have been a lot more interesting... Unfortunately our whole night now is defined by the last two restarts."
Scott wasn't the only one unhappy with NASCAR's no-call.
Just call it like I see it. 2 car got robbed from his first win and a history making run! #debris— Clint Bowyer (@ClintBowyer) September 7, 2013
22 jumped BIG TIME.— Todd Bodine (@Team_Onion) September 7, 2013
Tough break for the 2. I've been there b4 ORP 2011 led 196 of 200 and finished 3rd. But he keeps running like that he'll get one!!— Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (@StenhouseJr) September 7, 2013
Keselowski compared restart violations in NASCAR to pass interference in the NFL, stating that officials will be criticized regardless of the ruling.
"It is almost racing’s version of pass interference, judging the restart. What you might call pass interference another person might not and what one person calls jumping a restart another person might not.
"I don’t feel like I did but I can tell you that there are a lot of different techniques in the restart zone. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses and we were able to capitalize on those tonight.”