Denny Hamlin: Kyle Busch Doesn't Need Lectures From Me

Denny Hamlin said he sees no point in lecturing his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate or dispensing advice about Busch's actions over the past week because Busch has already been through so much.

"Just let him race and let him do what he came out here to do and be easier on him," Hamlin said of his mindset. "He doesn't need to hear from me what he did wrong and what he did right."

Hamlin said he turns to team owner Joe Gibbs when there's an issue, and expects Busch would do the same instead of coming to a teammate for advice.

"There's nothing I'm going to tell him that he can't learn from Joe Gibbs," Hamlin said.

Busch, Hamlin said, is "still a young guy, still figuring things out." Drivers sometimes have wake-up calls that "put them in their place," he added.

But whether Busch will change as a person or needs to see a sports psychologist – as Hamlin did after losing the championship last year – were subjects Hamlin wanted to avoid.

"I'm not Kyle's best friend, so I don't know him that well," Hamlin said. "I know him as a teammate and we've worked together professionally and we talk. But when we talk, it's about race cars and what we can do to make our race cars better.

"It's not much about personal life and things like that. So that's a totally different subject and I just don't feel totally comfortable answering things about that side."

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