Denny Hamlin cleared to return to racing at Talladega

RICHMOND, VA - APRIL 27: (L-R) Brian Vickers, driver of the #11 FedEx Delivery Manager Toyota, and injured driver Denny Hamlin during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 27, 2013 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
RICHMOND, VA - APRIL 27:  (L-R) Brian Vickers, driver of the #11 FedEx Delivery Manager Toyota, and injured driver Denny Hamlin during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 27, 2013 in Richmond, Virginia.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
RICHMOND, VA – APRIL 27: (L-R) Brian Vickers, driver of the #11 FedEx Delivery Manager Toyota, and injured driver Denny Hamlin during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 27, 2013 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Denny Hamlin has been cleared to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup series race at Talladega Superspeedway this coming Sunday.  Hamlin confirmed Tuesday morning via his Twitter account that he has been medically cleared to start in the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Sunday.

Hamlin was injured in a crash at the end of the race in California on March 24. Hamlin and former teammate Joey Logano were battling for the lead on the final lap when the two cars tangled and crashed. Hamlin’s Toyota was sent head long into the inside wall. The driver climbed from the mangled machine only to collapse. MORE>>>

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