It is a usual case in NASCAR that after every race there are some fines issued to the drivers or the crew chief for various reasons.
Some of the recent fines issued by NASCAR include Hendrick Motorsports No. 24 Chevrolet driver Willaim Byron being fined $100,000 for retaliating against Denny Hamlin at Texas Motor Speedway.
Likewise, Kevin Harvick’s crew chief Rodney Childers was fined $100,000 for alleged modifications found on his Ford at Talladega Superspeedway and Harvick was docked 100 points.
Cole Custer is another driver to receive a $100,000 fine recently for blocking the path of other drivers to help his teammate Chase Briscoe.
In light of the recent fines that NASCAR has been issuing, Danica Patrick spoke with Hamlin on her Youtube channel. Having had a fair share of fines during her career. Patrick questioned what NASCAR does with the money.
“The fines don’t really do that much. You kind of end up having to work it out anyway. The probations even, it’s all just kind of… I don’t know I’m yet to see what NASCAR does with that money that they make us pay them, and I’ve paid a couple hundred over the years.”
To which Hamlin mockingly replied:
“Yacht fuel, boat money (both laugh). Just to get to the Bahamas and back (both laugh).”
Fines make up the usual NASCAR story. While what NASCAR does with it remains a question, but it is a good way to keep discipline in the sport.
However, NASCAR has been criticized recently for lack of consistency in their fining process.