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NASCAR still monitoring Denny Hamlin

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11:48 AM ET 10.21 | Denny Hamlin understands why NASCAR was so concerned about the hit he took during a crash earlier this week at Kansas Speedway. The accident -- Hamlin's Toyota tagged the wall while testing the speedway's newly repaved track Thursday -- left Hamlin feeling dizzy and disoriented. Hamlin was ruled OK by doctors and was cleared to race in Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400. But Hamlin's crash got NASCAR's attention, especially after Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s doctor advised him to sit out last week's race at Charlotte and this weekend at Kansas due to two concussions he'd recently sustained. So Hamlin has been hearing from NASCAR quite a bit over the last few days.

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October 21, 2012  04:08 PM ET

This is all good......they need to pay more attention to this....especially since serious symptoms don't always show up right away.

BTW....Jr has been cleared to race again next week at Martinsville.

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October 21, 2012  04:45 PM ET

what a crash fest this is

October 21, 2012  04:46 PM ET
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BTW....Jr has been cleared to race again next week at Martinsville.

not yet sir..

#NASCAR ??? Rick Hendrick CLARIFYING his comments on Dale Jr. Says Dale Jr will have tests done Monday & be in a car Tues b4 being cleared.

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October 21, 2012  06:19 PM ET

Correction: Mr. H. came on near the end of the race to say he was wrong. Jr has not been cleared yet. His earlier announcement was premature. Jr has more tests to go through, but so far so good. Should know for sure Wednesday latest.

October 21, 2012  06:20 PM ET

I am very surprised that Mr. H did not confirm things before announcing Jr's return.

October 21, 2012  07:10 PM ET

Danica is not a good enough driver to be "getting even" with Cassill or anyone else.....she needs to just focus on getting a better finish each race and leave the kiddy revenge to the experts.

October 21, 2012  07:43 PM ET

this is lame, jr has ruined nascar

October 21, 2012  09:57 PM ET
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this is lame, jr has ruined nascar

yea definitely. all drivers should have multiple concussions and put themselves and others at risk for your entertainment, right? i mean who really cares if they have scrambled eggs for brains later on in life as long as you're entertained.. makes perfect sense to me

October 22, 2012  08:47 AM ET
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yea definitely. all drivers should have multiple concussions and put themselves and others at risk for your entertainment, right? i mean who really cares if they have scrambled eggs for brains later on in life as long as you're entertained.. makes perfect sense to me

Someones dripping in sarcasim today.LOL

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October 22, 2012  10:14 AM ET
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Danica is not a good enough driver to be "getting even" with Cassill or anyone else.....she needs to just focus on getting a better finish each race and leave the kiddy revenge to the experts.

Understatement.

She's my favourite wreck...

October 22, 2012  10:16 AM ET

And a great 9th place out of Soon to be 6 Time....

October 22, 2012  12:35 PM ET

Closed head injuries are nothing to screw with -- I applaud NASCAR if they take any of the NFLs lead on this ... even some victims do not know their motor skills have dropped off ...

October 22, 2012  01:47 PM ET

I think Nascar will do something about concussions now that Jr. and now Denny are talkinga bout them---I hope Jr. is back this weekend and am gonna watch and wait for Kyle to wreck Newman....

October 22, 2012  01:57 PM ET
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And a great 9th place out of Soon to be 6 Time....

jimmie will get all the credit as usual, but his team should get credit for that finish. They did a great job getting that car raceable, it also doesn't hurt having the hendrick power either lol. Ask ole Regan Smith

 
October 22, 2012  02:41 PM ET

That Regan Smith in the #88 finished 7th ahead of Jimmie 9th and Jeffy 10th......Regan is getting better all the time....too bad his temp ride ends this week.....don't get me wrong, I'm glad Jr is headed back to the track....but hope Regan get s a ride next year.

Also glad Denny is ok, too.

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