Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 10/3/14

TALLADEGA, AL - OCTOBER 30: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AMP Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 30, 2009 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Denny Hamlin suffered a compression fracture in the L1 vertebrae as result of his last lap wreck with former teammate Joey Logano. Hamlin spent Sunday night in a Fontana hospital and is expected to fly home to Charlotte soon. Dr. Jerry Petty of Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates will evaluate Hamlin later in the week. “That’s what he gets” chimed Logano in a post race interview. The driver of the No. 22 Ford backed off his comments on Monday in an interview with USA Today he said he did not know that Hamlin was hurt when he made those comments. HARSH WORDS: Stewart upset with Logano for blocking late in Fotana Joe Gibbs Racing officials said it was too early to determine if Hamlin would miss any races. The Sprint Cup Series is off this weekend (Easter) but returns at Martinsville Speedway on April 7. Hamlin is a four time winner at Martinsville –the shortest track on the circuit which has been the sight of some of the closest door to door racing in recent years. Dr. Joseph E...
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