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FORT WORTH, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 25: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Office Toyota, spins into the infield grass  at Texas Motor Speedway on September 25, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) | Getty Images
FORT WORTH, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 25: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Office Toyota, spins into the infield grass at Texas Motor Speedway on September 25, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) | Getty Images

NASCAR Says It Missed William Byron’s Spin of Denny Hamlin

A senior NASCAR executive admitted that series officials did not see William Byron spin Denny Hamlin under caution on the frontstretch of Sunday’s Cup playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway.

The missed call could have major implications in the playoffs — even if series officials decide to penalize Byron later this week, as was hinted Sunday night.

“When we were in the tower, we were paying more attention to the actual cause of the caution up there and dispatching our equipment,” Scott Miller, NASCAR senior vice president of competition said after the race. “The William Byron-Denny Hamlin thing, we had no eyes on. We saw Denny go through the grass.

“By the time we got a replay that showed the incident well enough to do anything to it, we had gone back to green. I’m not sure that that issue is completely resolved as of yet. We’ll be looking at that when we get back to work.”

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