COPY-Edwards defends character after Keselowski crash

Associated Press - March 19, 2010 12:25 PM ET

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - Carl Edwards is vigorously defending himself from questions about his character that have been raised since he intentionally wrecked Brad Keselowski.

Edwards has been accused publicly by driver Kevin Harvick of being fake, while others have privately questioned whether Edwards has anger issues.

Edwards says he doesn't care what other drivers say about him, particularly Harvick. The two feuded two seasons ago, and Edwards says he lost all respect for Harvick during their disagreement.

Edwards and Keselowski were in an accident two weeks ago at Atlanta, and Edwards returned to the track to deliberately retaliate. The contact sent Keselowski's car airborne.

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