Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 10/15/14

CONCORD, NC - OCTOBER 16: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Toyota, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NASCAR Banking 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway on October 16, 2009 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Denny Hamlin is ready to put the $25,000 fine by NASCAR behind him. The driver of the No. 11 Toyota Camry dropped his appeal but believes he won in the court of public opinion. “The biggest thing is I think that we won in the judge of the people and their opinion I think some of the peers of mine — at least the ones that have a backbone had the nerve to stick up for what they know is right and wrong — agreed.” While Hamlin initaly planned to appeal, he eventually conceded that appealing the $25,000 fine was not worth the attention. “And I think that in hindsight I really believe they (NASCAR) overreacted and I believe that they think they overreacted once they thought about it a little bit, but now we’re at a point that we’re good with each other and we’re just going to move on from here.” That hardly closed the door on this situation though. Hamlin could not help but wonder if things would have been different had he driven for a different team. “That was the biggest complaint I had...

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