“Come from the Teams That Got Their Teeth Kicked in” – Denny Hamlin Slams Traction Control Rumours

Published 12/08/2021, 1:02 AM EST
LOUDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE – JULY 18: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Office Toyota, talks to crew on the grid prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 18, 2021 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

NASCAR Cup Series driver, Denny Hamlin, recently replied to a NASCAR truck driver, Carson Hocevar, on Twitter regarding rumors of traction control in the Next Gen cars. Hamlin, who has previously been critical of the new cars, set the record straight about a few things.

Hocevar had written about the rumors on Twitter after the Snowball derby. He emphasized why traction control and custom body parts are needed in NASCAR.

His tweet read, “love or hate the room of doom. It’s good for the sport, been rumors of traction control and custom body parts all year. Makes sense why that was emphasized this year. There’s a reason there is a difference between legal and snowball derby legal lol. The way it should be imo.”

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The Joe Gibbs driver laughed these off. He said, “These rumors have  been around for 25 years. Usually come from the teams that just got their teeth kicked in.’

Denny Hamlin had some grim predictions for fans with Next Gen cars

A few days ago, Hamlin spoke of the forthcoming revolutionary car. He described fans will hate what the car has to offer if they’re expecting closer racing.

He suggested the downforce needs to be upgraded, otherwise, the cars will simply slide around. This, according to Hamlin, will lead to races where some drivers will have an undue advantage over others.

It’s not only the performance-related issues that has Hamlin worried. The 23XI team owner also expressed his worry about things related to the supply of materials and whether they’ll get them in time. He said, “We certainly are concerned with supply issues at this point.”

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Hamlin also expressed his concern about the suppliers not being able to receive their supplies on time, owing to the precautionary measures adopted due to the pandemic. He also stated that they are on a tight schedule right now.

Sep 26, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin (11) leads driver Kyle Busch (18) during the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

With barely two months remaining for the next season, fans, teams, and drivers are all worried and eager to see whether the Next Gen cars will be ready for their debut.

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They’re certainly going through phases of rigorous testing. However, testing is one thing and racing is another, and as good or bad they may be in testing, the Next Gen cars need to be better in racing.

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Shaharyar

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Shaharyar is a Formula 1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

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