Originally written on Total Sports Blog  |  Last updated 9/1/14
Denny Hamlin was fined $25k for his remarks after the race at Phoenix last week. And he ain’t payin’ ‘em! NASCAR has fined driver Denny Hamlin $25,000 for comments he made after the March 3rd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. NASCAR determined that Hamlin violated Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) of the 2013 NASCAR Rule Book. NASCAR issued the following statement regarding the penalty: “Following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event last Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, Denny Hamlin made some disparaging remarks about the on-track racing that had taken place that afternoon. While NASCAR gives its competitors 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.” Along with most race fans, Hamlin thinks it’s ridiculous. So ridiculous that he’s refusing to pay t...
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