Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/7/14

LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 02: NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin speaks at Las Vegas Motorspeedway for the Roast of four time NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson during Day 1 of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champions Week on December 2, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Denny Hamlin was fined $25,000 by NASCAR on Thursday for criticizing the new Gen-6 race car after last week's race at Phoenix. NASCAR deemed Hamlin's remarks as detrimental to stock car racing, and said while drivers get ''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.'' Hamlin finished third on Sunday in the second race for NASCAR's new Gen-6 race car. He was asked on pit road after how he liked the car, and said: ''I don't want to be the pessimist, but it did not race as good as our generation five cars. This is more like what the generation five was at the beginning.'' The Gen-6 car was developed by NASCAR last year with heavy input from the manufacturers to improve the on-track product. Drivers have been asked to be careful in how they publicly discuss the car, and NASCAR has put together a tremendous marketing effor...
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