NASCAR fined Denny Hamlin $25,000 on Thursday for remarks he made following last Sunday’s event at Phoenix International Raceway.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver had criticized the quality of racing with the new Gen-6 cars. The sanctioning body decided that Hamlin violated Section 12-1 of the NASCAR rule book, which forbids actions detrimental to stock-car racing.
“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,” NASCAR said in a statement.
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