Basically Hamlin was critical of the car in terms of how tough it was to pass on the one-mile oval.
Hamlin is appealing the fine, which should be overturned.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver was asked a question by the media and he responded with an honest opinion. For that it cost him $25,000.
There seems to be a double standard taking place. After Kyle Busch won the first race in the "Car of Tomorrow" he was critical of the performance of the car. No fine was imposed.
I guess NASCAR wants the drivers to "drink the Kool-aid" and follow the party line when it comes to answering questions about the new Gen 6 car.
How bland is that!
•In other racing news: The Speed Channel, which will soon be named Fox Sports, will provide 10 hours of coverage this Saturday of the 12 Hour Sebring race for the American LeMans Series season opener. Normally there is pretty good racing on the converted airstrip.