Denny Hamlin, driver of the No.11 FedEx Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing wrecked his car in Turn 1 at Kansas Speedway during today’s testing reports USA Today. This is the same turn that Dale Earnhardt Jr. wrecked in during the August tire test that led to the first of two concussions for Earnhardt Jr.
Hamlin’s car hit the right rear going 202 mph entering the corner, sending the car down the track. He corrected the car a little to much and hit the wall with the right side. It destroyed the car Hamlin was planning to race with on Sunday.
A NASCAR official, after seeing the damage to the car suggested that Hamlin go to the infield care center. Hamlin said doesn’t recall the last time he was suggested to go to the center after he had driven back to the garage. Hamlin’s last lap before he crashed was 181.409 mph — his fastest lap of the session.
Hamlin was asked to return to the center an hour later for re-evaluation, when after a 10 minute evaluation he was cleared to get back into t...