Sparta, KY, United States (4E Sports) – Brad Keselowski suffered a cut in his right hand from a broken champagne bottle while celebrating his victory in the Quaker State 400 Saturday.
Keselowski was celebrating his second win of the season when the bottle broke on the trophy podium in victory lane.
NASCAR announced the Penske driver needed four stitches after being cut by the glass on his pinky finger.
“We were playing around with some champagne bottles and as I told my good friend, ‘We should have stuck with beer,’” said Keselowski. “We were having too much fun with champagne and one of the bottles broke and I cut my hand open. It’s no big deal.”
“I hit it on something,” he added. “I think I hit it on the corner of the podium and then it broke. I don’t know. I was trying to get the top off and shaking it at the same time, and people were spraying me and I couldn’t really see all that well.”
Keselowski said the injury will not affect his driving next Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.
“The last time I had stitches it was seven days or so (before they were removed), and we’re going to Daytona, which is probably the easiest track you could ask for,” Keselowski said.