Hamlin fined $25k by NASCAR for criticizing car
LAS VEGAS (AP) The Joe Gibbs Racing driver, who was fined $25,000 by NASCAR on Thursday for speaking his mind about the new Generation 6 cars last week at Phoenix, has vowed he won't pay the fine and will appeal. Joe Gibbs says, he will stand behind his driver.
This isn't the first time Denny Hamlin has been fined. In 2010, he was secretly docked $50,000 after speculating in an online Twitter conversation (with this author) that NASCAR sometimes threw debris cautions to tighten the field for the benefit of the show.