Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  By By Lee Spencer  |  Last updated 8/30/13
Denny Hamlin acknowledged on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Thursday night that he injured his right hand in the same eight-car accident on Lap 448 in which Martin Truex Jr. fractured his wrist last Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway. "Oddly enough I have the same injury as Martin," Hamlin told radio host Claire B. Lang. "I've got a splint on my right hand, right on my right thumb right there where he broke his bone. Mine's all black and blue. I guess we had the same thing happen. His was obviously worse. "I couldn't get my finger out of the wheel quick enough before it spun, and obviously kinda took some ligaments with it. So I feel his pain, and it's going to be tough. I tested on Monday and Tuesday at Chicago and I couldn't put my thumb on the wheel, so that's something that he's gonna have to fight over these next six or seven weeks or so while it is healing." Hamlin compared the sensation of the wheel spinning to "a heavy duty fan," which is why drivers lift their hands from the whee...
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