HAMLIN ENJOYS SOME GOODY’S PAIN RELIEF

Driving with a torn ACL and surgery scheduled as early as late Monday evening, Denny Hamlin was looking for relief before embarking on a tough rest of the season ahead of him. With many questioning his abilities and chances with his injury and upcoming surgery, Hamlin proved them wrong the only way he knew how – dominating Monday’s race in Martinsville. Starting in the 19th spot, Hamlin had his work was cut out for him – especially with the heavy braking required on the tig ...

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WHY DENNY HAMLIN’S INJURY IS A GOOD THING

Denny Hamlin tore a knee ligament. NASCAR fans are freaking. I say, "Get over it."While my editor recently joked on this site, “Hamlin tears ACL; Johnson awarded 2010 Sprint Cup title,” I think Hamlin’s injury is actually a good thing. Here are a few reasons why: A NASCAR driver is officially an athleteHamlin tore up his knee playing basketball. That requires actual athleticism. You actually have to display lateral quickness and hops to be in a position to tear tha ...

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