Denny Hamlin said on Thursday that he refuses to pay the fine that NASCAR assessed him after comments he made regarding the new Generation 6 car last weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. The car debuted in the Sprint Cup Series this season.
"I'll be honest. I'm not going to say anything for the rest of the year, as long as it relates to competition," Hamlin said Thursday. "You can ask me how my daughter is, talk to me after wins about what-have-you, but as long as it relates to competition, I'm out, from here on out. The bad part is that I feel like I've been a pretty good spokesman for them, and being positive when things aren't always positive. They just lost one small spokesman today -- that's all.
"For what I understand, it's comparing the Gen-6 car to the Gen-5, comparing the two. I shouldn't have done that.
"Ultimately, I'm not OK with it. This is the most upset and angry I've been in a really, really long time, about anything, anything that relates to NASCAR. You have...