here's what gets me -
NASCAR determined that Hamlin violated Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) of the 2013 NASCAR Rule Book. NASCAR issued the following statement regarding the penalty: "Following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event last Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, Denny Hamlin made some disparaging remarks about the on-track racing that had taken place that afternoon.
While NASCAR gives its competitors ample leeway in voicing their opinions when it comes to a wide range of aspects about the sport, the sanctioning body will not tolerate publicly made comments by its drivers that denigrate the racing product."(NASCAR)
1) Did his comment fit the meaning of "detrimental"?
World English Dictionary
— adj - harmful; injurious; prejudicial:
2) Can somebody from NASCAR please define "ample leeway" so the drivers will know where the "dead line" is?
1) to attack the reputation of : defame
2) to deny the importance or validity of : belittle
I personally did not see in Denny's words, anything that "denigrated" the sport.
I hope Denny has some smart lawyers who will shred this fine into the bird cage bottom filler that it is. LOL
Sh*t happens... but don't worry, it usually happens to me.