Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/8/14
"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. While Gordon found Hamlin's quest to challenge authority "interesting," he was surprised his fellow competitor's comments were even worthy of a fine. Regardless, Gordon is well aware of who ultimately runs the show. "At the end of the day, I know whose sandbox I'm playing in," Gordon said. "I like the sandbox. I like to play in it and I want to have the best opportunity to have the most fun in that sandbox. "Sometimes, while you don't always like it, you have to bite your tongue and just go out there and race. I have been there before where I have wanted to challenge that and say those things. If he chooses to do that, that is his prerogati...
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