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NASCAR's France pleased with season and Gen-6 car

Updated: March 27, 2013, 4:20 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR chairman Brian France is "very pleased" with the first five weeks of the season, and thinks the new Gen-6 race car has contributed to the many story lines fueling the sport.

But he won't stand for any driver criticism of the racing, and again defended the $25,000 fine handed to Denny Hamlin for doing just that.

Hamlin said after the race at Phoenix that the Gen-6 didn't drive as well as last year's model. Hamlin angrily said he'd be suspended before he'd ...

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