Denny Hamlin has been dividing opinions since he admitted that he intentionally clashed with Ross Chastain.
NASCAR fined Denny Hamlin $50,000 and 25 points after the Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 11 driver clashed with Chastain at Phoenix and later admitted that he did it on purpose.
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However, looking at the incident, Daniel Suarez doesn’t see it as an intentional act. He believes that Hamlin came out with the comments just to look cool in the media.
“If I only see the race, it’s more like a racing contact. There wasn’t anything super intentional, in my opinion… said what he said, asking for trouble…made a decision…He made a decision to look cool in the media, and that’s what he gets.”
A lot of other drivers have joined in the criticism of Hamlin, with Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch disappointed with Hamlin’s decision.
He also spoke about the race at Atlanta and what he needs to do to make progress in the upcoming races.
“We have run well. The cars and pit stops are fast, and we are learning. We have things we have to get better at and clean up, but we are making progress. I think we are going to have a lot of fun this season if we keep doing what we are doing,”
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