Is there a secret yacht fund?
Denny Hamlin enters the 2023 season in a contract year. He and Joe Gibbs Racing have yet to announce an extension for him to drive the No. 11 in 2024.
After 18 years in the sport, Hamlin has collected a long list of penalties along the way. Some of those have been for off-track violations. Most notably, 12-1 of the NASCAR rulebook.
NASCAR Rule 12-1: Actions Detrimental to Stock Car Racing
It’s a vague rule for a reason and it’s been used in a wide range of situations as a result. It’s the catch-all penalty.
Back in 2013, Hamlin was fined $25,000 after he knocked the newly released Gen 6 car following a race at Phoenix Raceway. He basically said the car, “didn’t race good” which brought the fine. The penalty noted rule 12-1.
That’s one fine of many. But, are there more penalties below the surface?
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Hamlin is set to launch a new podcast via Dirty Mo Media. The title of the show is ‘Actions Detrimental’. This week, a promo video surfaced of Hamlin discussing the show title. Further, he was asked if he’s ever been secretly fined?
“I’ve certainly been secretly fined,” Denny Hamlin stated.
“Why do you think the show’s named, ‘Actions Detrimental’? You know how much money I’ve donated to 12-1 in the rulebook?”
Hamlin added, “A lot. I’ve paid for the yacht fuel, for at least a year.”
NASCAR places fine money into the NASCAR Foundation.
‘Actions Detrimental’ will debut on February 6th, 2023 directly following the Clash at the Coliseum event. The show will air weekly during the NASCAR season. Jared Allen will co-host the show.
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