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NASCAR Levies Fine Against Denny Hamlin for Comments Made After Phoenix

By admin | March 7, 2013

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 7, 2013) –NASCAR has fined driver Denny Hamlin $25,000 for comments he made following the March 3 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.

NASCAR determined that Hamlin violated Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) of the 2013 NASCAR Rule Book.

NASCAR issued the following statement regarding the penalty:

“Following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event last Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, Denny Hamlin made some disparaging remarks about the on-track racing that had taken place that afternoon. While NASCAR gives its competitors ample leeway in voicing their opinions when it comes to a wide range of aspects about the sport, the sanctioning body will not tolerate publicly made comments by its drivers that denigrate the racing product.”

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5 Responses to “NASCAR Levies Fine Against Denny Hamlin for Comments Made After Phoenix”

  1. Sue Rarick Says:
    March 7th, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Seems that Denny is totally annoyed and has said he won’t pay the fine. He added that for the rest of the year all he will talk about is his daughter or a win.

    How sick are the leaders of Nascar getting. They have gotten so controlling that they probably will start handing out scripts for the drivers to recite.

    As far as I’m concerned anyone that has that strong a control issue has a serious mental problem that needs a lot of therapy.

  2. Russ Says:
    March 7th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    While no fan of Hamlin’s, I know of no major sport that penalizes a player for saying it was a bad game. Questioning the integrity of referees or officials yes.
    Just hard to take them seriously when they do something like this.

  3. Benjamin P. Glaser Says:
    March 7th, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Does someone at NA$CAR wake up every morning and say to themselves, “Self, how can I alienate more fans today?”

  4. Offkilter Says:
    March 7th, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    I like denny about as much as a case of food poisoning, but nascar went overboard on this one. UNLESS nascar specifically told all the teams up front to not bash the new car…

  5. Tony Geinzer Says:
    March 8th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Denny Hamlin is out there costing Joe Gibbs and Toyota their Hard Earned Money like that Misfit Rowdy “Burn Em While You Got Em” Busch, ever since Phoenix ruined both his career and life after nearly dismissing JJ and Chad “Hate Me Knaus” 5 Rings that smell like Lard of the Rings vs. Lord of the Rings. We know he ain’t DJ Khaled and he is only peaches and cream when he wins, wins, wins No Matter What.