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NASCAR levies heavy fines on Denny Hamlin and crew chief after Indy
NASCAR levies heavy fines on Denny Hamlin and crew chief after Indy

Driver Denny Hamlin and his Joe Gibbs Racing team drew heavy penalties from NASCAR on Tuesday because Hamlin's No. 11 Toyota had unapproved parts in a race Sunday. Yet the penalties did not appear severe enough to dent Hamlin's chances of qualifying for NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup title playoff that starts Sept. 14. Hamlin finished third in Sunday's Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. After the race, NASCAR said it had confiscated rear firewall block-off plates from Hamlin's car. NASCAR said Tuesday that the improper plates effectively allowed for unapproved air flow through Hamlin's car that could improve its aerodynamics. NASCAR...

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