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Hamlin comfortable in Talladega run

Denny Hamlin returned to action at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, but his run was short-lived. After missing the past four NASCAR Sprint Cup races because of a broken vertebra, Hamlin was cleared to race this weekend. He ran only the opening segment before being replaced by Brian Vickers in the car. What did he think of his Talladega run? "The speed of it is the biggest...

Hamlin cleared to return to track

After missing the last four races with injuries suffered in a horrific crash, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Denny Hamlin has been cleared to return to "on-track activities," Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Thursday. Hamlin, who sustained a compression fracture of a vertebra in his lower back in a last-lap accident with Joey Logano on March 24 at Fontana, has said that despite...

Hamlin eyes return ... cautiously

Denny Hamlin's desire "to feel speed again"surely made it difficult for him to sleep Friday night. Just knowing he would climb back in his No. 11 Fed Ex Toyota at Talladega Superspeedway following a four-race absence became a natural stimulant. "I understand what makes me a race-car driver because I've been so determined to get back in the car, win lose or...

Denny Hamlin cleared to return at Talladega

Denny Hamlin received medical clearance Thursday to return this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. Hamlin has missed four races after sustaining a compression fracture of a vertebra in his lower back in a last-lap accident at California on March 24. ''Don't call it a comeback - LL cool J,'' Hamlin tweeted. Joe Gibbs Racing said exact plans will be determined...

CUP: Hamlin Cleared To Race

After four races on the sidelines, Denny Hamlin eligible to race this weekend…

Hamlin ready to get back on track

For Denny Hamlin, coming off the bench and jumping back in a NASCAR Sprint Cup car couldn't come soon enough. Late Thursday, Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Hamlin, 32, would return to the No. 11 Fed Ex Toyota this weekend. As of 12:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Hamlin was on a flight bound for Talladega Superspeedway, site of Sunday's Aaron's 499, after missing the last four...

Hamlin to do a limited run Friday at Talladega

Denny Hamlin's crew chief says he doesn't plan to run the driver much in Friday's practice session at Talladega Superspeedway. Darian Grubb says Hamlin will turn just a few laps to see how he feels and shake down the car. Then they'll have him get in and out with his helmet on, and anything else NASCAR wants to see from Hamlin. Brian Vickers will also do one run...

Hamlin starts at Talladega, climbs out at caution

The goal at Talladega Superspeedway was to get Denny Hamlin a chance to turn some laps and collect some points. He accomplished one of his two goals Sunday. Hamlin successfully returned from a compression fracture in a vertebra in his lower back by turning 23 laps Sunday before getting out of his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota for replacement driver Brian Vickers. The swap was made during...

Opinion: The Dangers of Hamlin Driving at Dega

(Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) The big one. It’s inevitable at Talladega. It can happen on the first lap or coming to the checkered flag. You never know. All we know is … it will happen. That was the first thing I thought of when Denny Hamlin announced he was going to start his No. 11 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing at Talladega on Sunday and regular substitute driver...

FedEx Racing Aaron’s 499 Race Preview

Hamlin to Return at Talladega: Denny Hamlin will make his return to the #11 FedEx Express Toyota this weekend at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. Hamlin missed the last four Sprint Cup Series races while recovering from a back injury sustained in a last-lap incident at Auto Club (Calif.) Speedway on March 24. Exact plans for the FedEx Racing team at Talladega will be determined during...

Brian Vickers replaces Denny Hamlin behind wheel at Talladega

Denny Hamlin started the Aaron’s 499 behind the wheel of the No. 11 Toyota Camry for Sunday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway. It was Hamlins first time behind the wheel since a hard last lap crash during the Auto Club 400 in Fontana, CA. During Hamlin’s time away Mark Martin and Brian Vickers have driven the Joe Gibbs Racing entry. For Sunday’s race Hamlin planned to start...
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