Chesterfield-native Denny Hamlin suffered dizziness after crashing into a wall at over 200 mph earlier today.
Earlier today, Chesterfield-native and NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin crashed and had his “bell rung” during a field test at Kansas Speedway.
Hamlin was driving at over 200 mph when he clipped the rear of his car while entering the first turn of the tri-oval track. When Hamlin over-corrected, he collided with the outside wall.
“It was the first time I really had some dizziness after a hit,” said Hamlin, who compared it to a 2008 wreck at Talladega that ended with a trip to the hospital and a mild concussion. “Usually I’m sore or your jaw hurts from clenching your jaw. This is the first time I really got dizzy.”
After the crash, Hamlin returned his car to the garage and walked to a nearby medical outpost. He completed a second series of tests roughly an hour later after he was cleared to drive by medical staff.
Hamlin will still race in this weekend’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.