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Fined $25,000 for comments NASCAR considered derogatory to the sport, Denny Hamlin said Thursday night in a post on his Twitter account that he would appeal the sanctioning body's decision.
Joe Gibbs Racing issued a statement Friday indicating its support for Hamlin during the appeals process.
"We have spoken with NASCAR and will continue to keep an open dialogue with them on this matter, but we will keep those discussions between the parties involved," the JGR statement said. "We will fully support Denny in his appeal process."
Hamlin indicated Thursday that he had been fined for drawing comparisons between the new Gen-6 race car and its predecessor.
Despite protestations to the contrary, fellow driver Jeff Gordon expects Hamlin to capitulate and pay the fine sooner or later.
"We are in Vegas, so we can try to count the odds of when the apology's going to be coming (or) the ‘We're all in this together to grow this sport' tweet is going to be...
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Sprint Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin stated on Thursday that he will appeal the $25,000 fine that NASCAR has handed down to the #11 FedEx Toyota driver due to comments he made following last Sunday’s Subway Fitness 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.
Hamlin, who finished third in last week’s race, was not exactly complementary when it came to the new Generation 6 cars, saying...
Late Thursday night, Denny Hamlin took to Twitter to release a statement regarding his fine for what he said regarding the performance of the “Gen-6″ racecar during last Sunday’s event at Phoenix International Raceway.
“The short of the long of it is I believe I was severely disrespected by NASCAR by getting fined,” said Hamlin in a statement on Twitter. ”I believe that...
It would be easy to say that NASCAR lost its mind in fining Denny Hamlin simply for saying the Gen-6 car, which took two years to develop, would take more than two races to figure out.
I guess that’s because NASCAR, indeed, lost its mind in fining Denny Hamlin simply for saying the Gen-6 car, which took two years to develop, would take more than two races to figure out.
Denny Hamlin says he won't pay the $25,000 fine levied by NASCAR for comments made after last Sunday's Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.
"The truth is what the truth is, and I don't believe in this," said Hamlin, who indicated he had been fined for post-race comparisons between NASCAR's new Gen-6 NASCAR Sprint Cup race car and its...
Drivers, fans react to Denny Hamlin being fined for Gen-6 comments…
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Following Sunday’s Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix, Denny Hamlin wasn’t so happy with the performance of the new gen-6 race car in traffic, and he let everyone know.
“We learned a lot. I don’t want to be the pessimist, but it did not race as good as our generation five...
1. Hamlin draws NASCAR’s (thin-skinned) ire
NASCAR suddenly, quickly and, well, mistakenly landed a $25,000 shot to Denny Hamlin's wallet on...
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Denny Hamlin was fined by NASCAR for comments he made after last Sunday’s race at Phoenix International Raceway. Shortly after the announcement, Hamlin spoke up and said he was not paying the fine.
Hamlin released the following statement on his Twitter Thursday evening, regarding his feelings towards NASCAR and the fine they assessed him.
It’s only three weeks into the NASCAR season and another driver has been punished. On Thursday NASCAR fined NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin for comments following the race at Phoenix International Raceway last Sunday. NASCAR decided to fine Hamlin $25,000 for his violations to the NASCAR rule book. For his comments following the [...]
Maybe Denny Hamlin can channel his fury over his $25,000 fine from NASCAR into a fast finish at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Hamlin got docked for his pessimistic comments about the new Gen-6 car, yet most drivers think Sunday's race is their first real chance to test their new vehicles on the intermediate tracks they're built to race.
After coming in third in Phoenix...
Although Denny Hamlin's criticism of the new Gen-6 race car drew heavy attention and a hefty fine from NASCAR, most drivers think it's too early to make any negative judgment about their new rides.
In fact, this weekend's race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be the Gen-6's first real chance to show what it's got.
NASCAR and its three manufacturers built...
"Free Denny" Day 2 started with advice from four-time champion Jeff Gordon.
When asked about Denny Hamlin's decision to stand his ground and appeal the $25,000 fine NASCAR levied on him for voicing his opinion on the quality of racing with the Generation 6 car, Gordon suggested it's best "to look at the big picture" and choose battles wisely.