SportsNation Blog Archives Denny Hamlin
Each month, the NASCAR Now (Weekdays on ESPN2, 1 a.m. ET) crew will select the best moments of the past month. Which noteworthy act will come out on top? Well, that's up to you. Watch the video above, cast your vote and tune into NASCAR Now to see who wins!
You know there's going to be significant fallout from a NASCAR race when the winner is barely relevant in the postrace coverage. Kyle Busch celebrated his victory at California, but the real story was Joey Logano wrecking Denny Hamlin and then getting into a postrace shoving match with Tony Stewart. Logano has come under some fire for his actions, although Roger Penske just attributes the final-lap wreck to ""hard driving." We'll be interested to see how other drivers react to Logano in future races.
There have been a fair number of postrace fights in NASCAR as of late, as tensions on the track have boiled over.
Denny Hamlin is taking a stand against NASCAR over what he perceives to be an unfair fine. NASCAR penalized Hamlin $25,000 for so-called "disparaging remarks" the driver made about the new Gen-6 race car. Hamlin said it "did not race as good" as the old Gen-5 -- mild criticism on its face, but evidently enough for NASCAR to levy a fine.