Denny Hamlin Discloses the Deep-Rooted Motive Behind His Unique Initiative That Earned Him $50,000 Confrontation With “Confusing” NASCAR

Published 03/20/2023, 4:27 PM EDT

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NASCAR has certainly grown from the dirt oval racing series into the motorsports giant it is now. Over the years, true racing fans have always been part of its journey. Now, addressing the elephant in the room, what do the fans love and hate about NASCAR? If you look at it closely, it’s a very intriguing question. Now, we all love drama and action, but the true answer may lie somewhere deep in the true spirit of racing!

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Recently, Denny Hamlin finally broke his silence and gave a detailed insight into how the last week, since his intentional wreck admission, caused him some concerning troubles. He has become a major topic of discussion in the NASCAR fraternity after he made the shocking confession about retaliating against his bitter rival Ross Chastain on his podcast, triggering major debates and controversies. Hamlin recently opened up about the unique goal behind his initiative, which cost him $50k and 25 regular season points.

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After rattling the cage by deciding not to appeal against NASCAR’s penalty and then going back against his word, Denny Hamlin talked about the real motive behind the Actions Detrimental podcast and what he plans on achieving with the fast-growing initiative.

During the conversation, Denny disclosed, “You know my job on this podcast and what I did last week was give the fans listening, an inside perspective of what they are hearing here, what did the TV not show you, what did they show but maybe not explain.” 

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Denny opened up to Jared about how he sees things from a fan’s standpoint or even maybe from a newbie fan’s perspective. He insisted that to new fans NASCAR might seem a little too complex.

Quoting him, “How many times have we heard people say, ‘It’s too damn confusing. I don’t understand NASCAR. I’m coming here on Monday to try to help with that, this is helping the sport.” Thus, Hamlin intends to cater to the new fans and help them get a better knowledge of the sport.

What happened with Denny Hamlin? And what is the debacle all about?

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Denny has put quite the show already, admitting that his wrecking incident with Ross Chastain in Phoenix was no accident. Rather, it was quite personal and intentional. After his confession, it seemed that all hell broke loose, with some fans and critics getting furious over his actions. NASCAR’s response to his admission has also become a big topic of criticism in recent times.

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Meanwhile, some drivers and fans have even publically backed the NASCAR veteran. They believe that the action on NASCAR’s part was too harsh and things needed a little space, with some even suggesting the governing body should have let its drivers settle the scores on the track instead.

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WATCH THIS STORY: Bubba Wallace offers a diplomatic take on team boss Denny Hamlin. 

With the recent happenings, Denny Hamlin has certainly caught the attention of millions. And the increased viewership of his podcast lends a perspective of what the fandom really craves.

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Kishore is a NASCAR Author at EssentiallySports. Ever since he was a kid, he has been an ardent racing fan who looks to incorporate his intense passion for the sport and his research skills to proper use. As a budding Motorsport Journalist, he plans to step on the gas by following the racing scene while constantly doing his best to produce articles that have a strong 'fan's perspective' essence to them.
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