BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) â€” Denny Hamlin got spun out and wrecked while racing as the leader by Kevin Harvick at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night. Hamlin later fired his HANS device at Harvick’s car as it passed under caution.
Hamlin appeared to adhere to NASCAR’s new rule of staying in your damaged car until safety crews arrive, and photos showed he was clearly on the apron when he banked the seat restraint off Harvick’s car.
NASCAR modified its rule about drivers exiting their cars after Kevin Ward Jr. was killed during a sprint car race in New York after being struck by a car driven by Tony Stewart. The new rule bars drivers from approaching the track or moving cars after an incident.
It was unclear whether Hamlin would face a penalty.