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Monday, March 25, 2013
Hamlin Injures Back, Could Miss Next Race at Martinsville
Denny Hamlin has been diagnosed with a compression fracture in his lower back and his status for next week’s race at Martinsville Speedway is undetermined following a hard crash on the final lap of the Auto Club 400 Sunday.
Hamlin, 10th in the Sprint Cup standings after five races, spent Sunday night in a California hospital following the wreck, which occurred while racing Joey Logano for the lead. Hamlin’s car hit a concrete wall head-on on the inside of the track, causing his car to lift off the ground.