Found March 08, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
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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 “I don’t want to be the pessimist, but it did not race as good as our Gen-5 cars. This is more like what the Generation 5 was at the beginning. The teams hadn’t figured out how to get the aero balance right.” Hamlin went on to say that “Right now, you just run single-file and you cannot get around the guy in front of you. You would have placed me in 20th place with 30 [laps] to go, I would have stayed there—I wouldn’t have moved up. It’s just one of those things where track position is everything.” NASCAR officials have said that the reason for the fine was because Hamlin’s comments damaged the product that th
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