Mar. 3, 2013; Avondale, AZ, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series fans on the midway behind the main grandstands during the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

What's Up With NASCAR?

It’s no secret that NASCAR overreacted to Denny Hamlin when he spoke about the Gen 6 car and how it needs some improvement. Why did they overreact though? NASCAR seems to be great at being inconsistent with their calls. They’re inconsistent with debris cautions, fines, and the last lap crashes and when or if they decide to throw the caution flag. So really, what is up with all of that?

Every fan knows that if Danica Patrick or Dale Earnhardt Jr would have said that there would have been no fines. NASCAR seems to be out to get some drivers and there is evidence to back that up. Brad Keselowski got fined for using his phone in the car late in the season but, he used his phone during the red flag at the Daytona 500 and it was one of the coolest things to happen during a race. So why did they fine him the second time? That one really puzzles me.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the golden treasure of NASCAR, and if he ever criticized NASCAR, there would never be a fine. If they suspended or fined him NASCAR would have a riot on their hands.

As for the debris cautions…they are also questionable. Denny Hamlin was actually fined in 2007 for talking about the debris cautions. Some people think NASCAR throws debris cautions to bunch up the field to make it more exciting.

When talking about his suspension Denny Hamlin said

“everyone wants to stay on NASCAR’s good side. That ultimately plays a lot of what you hear in interviews, and 90% of what you hear on a weekly basis is just guys trying to stay on NASCAR’s good side. There’s very few that really give the honest and true opinion.”

That’s not right at all, drivers should be able to voice there opinions if they feel there is a problem somewhere. NASCAR has no one to blame for the hate they got from the Denny Hamlin situation except themselves. If NASCAR would just stop doing these stupid things there would be no “NASCAR conspirators.”

So what can NASCAR do about this problem? All they have to do is stop playing favorites. If you ever check social media sites there are always people thinking that NASCAR is playing favorites. At first I didn’t believe it but after the Denny Hamlin thing its almost hard not to believe it.


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