Denny Hamlin “Didn’t Believe” His Actions Could Be Detrimental as He Got a $50,000 Slap From NASCAR

Published 03/21/2023, 4:17 PM EDT

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Unfiltered, honest, and bold perspectives – this is what Actions Detrimental is all about. Hosted by Denny Hamlin and Jared Allen, the podcast features some of the most candid conversations in and around NASCAR and its drivers. However, who would have thought that this new venture will cost Hamlin a whopping $50,000?

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In one of the recent of his podcast, Hamlin candidly admitted that he purposely made contact with Ross Chastain during the race at Phoenix Raceway. And this confession caught NASCAR’s attention, resulting in a fine and a point penalty.

Denny Hamlin gives his reaction to the NASCAR penalty

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Last week, NASCAR announced a $50,000 fine and a 25 driver point penalty for Hamlin. Citing that the Joe Gibbs Racing driver violated NASCAR Rule Book’s section 4.4.B, the governing body shared that it found Hamlin’s actions detrimental to stock car racing and NASCAR. And since then, fans have been waiting for Hamlin’s response to it all.

Sharing his views on the chain of events, Hamlin revealed in the recent episode of Actions Detrimental that NASCAR’s decision last week was interesting for him. Furthermore, he added that he couldn’t believe that talking to fans through his podcast would result in any kind of penalty for him.

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He said, “Certainly didn’t believe talking to the fans here… listening to this podcast would result in any kind of penalty of any sorts. But to my surprise, that happened.”

Denny Hamlin decides to appeal the decision

NASCAR’s decision last week was not the only surprising thing for Denny Hamlin fans. After a lot of consideration, and initially denying that he would be taking any action, Hamlin revealed that he would be appealing NASCAR’s penalty. And as one would expect, this did not sit well with all NASCAR fans.

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And even though the Hamlin fans were happy to see the driver admitting to wrecking Chastain at Phoenix, they were confused by the JGR driver’s decision to appeal. Citing that he himself admitted to his mistakes, a few NASCAR fans on Twitter accused him of going against his own word.

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Devyani Sharma is a NASCAR Author at EssentiallySports. Having completed her postgrad in English Literature, she has worked as a content writer for a while now. With over three years of experience in the field and hundreds of articles published on the web, Devyani has now associated with EssentiallySports to start her journey in the world of sports journalism.
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