Denny Hamlin tweeted Thursday afternoon that he would no longer appeal the fine issued by NASCAR for his unfavorable comments about the new Gen 6 car.
“After a lot of thought I have decided not to appeal the fine NASCAR has issued. Dragging myself, my team and NASCAR through the mud for the next 2 weeks would not be good for anyone. I firmly believe I am in the right on this issue and will stand behind my decision not to pay. I understand NASCAR will do what they feel is necessary based on my decision. Thanks to all of my fans and peers who have supported me in this decision. I look forward to putting it to rest.”
Hamlin pretty much said that he was dropping his appeal but would not pay the fine. The end result of this will be the fines being collected from the driver points fund/and or race purse according to Section 12-3 of the NASCAR rulebook.