Denny Hamlin has his ‘bell rung’ at Kansas Speedway

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.

From ESPN:

“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.

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