Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 9/18/14
Alex Trautwig/Getty Images 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. “The short of the long of it is I believe I was severely disrespected by NASCAR by getting fined. I believe that the simple fact of us not even having a conversation about this issue before I was hit with a fine has something to say about our relationship. What I said was 1 sentence taken completely out of context. Most drivers will tell you that we constantly have our AND nascars best interest in mind when speaking. On the other hand I am a person that worked very hard from the BOTTOM to get where I am today and someone telling me that I can give my 100 percent honest opinion really bothers me. Since being fined in 2010...
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