Denny Hamlin Says He’s Putting His Pocono Trophy On eBay: “And 1 Used Bottle Of Champagne”

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Denny Hamlin has one tainted trophy and one used bottle of champagne up for grabs on eBay, in case anyone’s interested.

Denny, along with Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch who finished in second place, were both disqualified from the race this past Sunday at Pocono Raceway, after Denny claimed the checkered flag and celebrated in victory lane.

The cars were sent to be inspected at the R&D center outside of Charlotte, where it was determined both cars had an impermissible extra layer of tape over each corner of the front facia ahead of the wheel openings, which played into the aerodynamics and ultimately made the cars a lot faster than everybody else’s, clearly.

Chase Elliott, who finished third at the race, was ultimately cemented as the winner when JGR announced yesterday that they were not going to appeal NASCAR’s decision:

And since Denny went to victory lane and got his trophy hours prior to the whole disqualification fiasco, he’s now stuck with a trophy that doesn’t technically belong to him, and a celebratory bottle of champagne that features the M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400 logo courtesy of Pocono Raceway.

Denny took to Twitter and shared a funny video of himself eating dinner with the trophy sitting next to him on the counter, also pouring a glass of the champagne with a caption that reads:

“Live on EBay. 1 tainted trophy and 1 used bottle of champagne.”

At least he has a good sense of humor about the whole thing:

But the best part of it is that if you look closely at the eagles mouth, there’s a piece of tape attached which Denny noted is not for sale.

Pretty damn funny, considering whatever tape JGR had attached to Denny and Kyle’s bumpers is the reason they were both disqualified:

“That would be a a piece of clear tape worth about 300k. (Not to be included in sale).”

I mean, it really seems like he’s taking it as well as could be expected after you get a win ripped away for cheating…

He also gave the winning checkered flag to his oldest daughter Taylor right after the race, but I have a feeling that one isn’t going anywhere, and Denny agrees, saying:

“Yeah, good luck getting that back.”

In case you missed the race on Sunday, here’s the extended highlights from the M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock