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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 the race weekend.
Richmond Recap: Brian Vickers drove the #11 FedEx Delivery Manager Toyota to a 35th place finish in last Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 on the short track of Richmond International Raceway, after a brake failure with three laps remaining sent the #11 FedEx machine into the wall and ended the team’s day. Kevin Harvick claimed the checkered flag in the caution-filled race on the three-quarter-mile oval, followed by Clint Boywer, Joey Logano, Juan Pablo Montoya and Jeff Burton. The race marked the fourth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event with Vickers filling in for Hamlin. Starting second next to teammate Matt Kenseth, the early part of the race went well for the FedEx team. Despite a slightly loose race car, Vickers piloted the #11 car near the front of the pack. Adjustments to the handling under the first few caution flags were unable to correct the issues. Crew Chief Darian Grubb brought the car in after the fourth caution flag on lap 157, making the strategic decision to give up some track position to make additional adjustments to the chassis. The car proved more difficult to correct than expected and the team continued to slide. More bad luck came late in the race, as contact entering pit road with less than 100 laps remaining required repairs, followed by an on-track incident on lap 337, when the #11 car sustained heavy front and rear damage.
FedEx Office – Closest to Talladega Superspeedway: 117 Resource Center Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35242, (205) 981-0077
Santa Fe Springs, Calif., Along for the Ride in Talladega: The FedEx Express station in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., will be recognized for outstanding performance with its ‘JDYA’ code letters on the b-post of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota this weekend.
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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...
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 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...
After four races on the sidelines, Denny Hamlin eligible to race this weekend…
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...
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...
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...
Denny Hamlin eyes return . . . cautiously...
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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...
1. Should Denny Hamlin really return this weekend?
Denny Hamlin will likely start Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway, his first since his...
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...