BUSCH: Hamlin injures hand, will race at RIR

Statement from Joe Gibbs Racing: Denny Hamlin Injures Hand in Off-Track Accident Driver Will Compete in NASCAR Busch Series and Nextel Cup Series Races at Richmond HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., (May 4, 2006) - Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny ...

Statement from Joe Gibbs Racing:
Denny Hamlin Injures Hand in Off-Track Accident

Driver Will Compete in NASCAR Busch Series and Nextel Cup Series Races at Richmond

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., (May 4, 2006) - Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin injured his left hand in an off-track accident last night following the conclusion of testing at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.

The driver of the No. 20 Rockwell Automation Chevrolet in the NASCAR Busch Series and the No. 11 FedEx Chevrolet in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series cut his left hand between his pinkie and his wrist. He was taken from the track via ambulance and was treated at a local hospital where he received stitches.

Hamlin is expected to participate in all of this weekend's racing activities at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway based upon the evaluations of Joe Gibbs Racing's team physicians.

The following is a statement from Hamlin regarding the accident:

"The guys were having races around the hauler after the test. I thought I'd try for the best lap of the night, and as I was running around the front of the truck, I caught my hand on a sharp piece of chrome. I got all stitched up and I'll be fine to race this weekend. By the way, I did finish first. Hopefully Coach Gibbs will be impressed that I can play 'hurt'."

-jgr-

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup , NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Denny Hamlin
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing