Denny Hamlin not cleared to race at RIR this weekend

Posted at 7:00 PM, Apr 24, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WTVR) — Denny Hamlin will not be taking part in race weekend at Richmond International Raceway.

The Chesterfield native tweeted that he will not be racing at Richmond this weekend after the Associated Press reports he was not cleared to race after a check up.

” It kills me to not be in the car for my team and sponsors but after long discussions with the doctors we have decided to wait on my return back to racing,” Hamlin said.

The NASCAR driver thanked fans for encouraging messages he’s received over the last month and promised to be “back in no time.”

Hamlin suffered a compression fracture suffered during a March race in California. After the injury, Joe Gibbs racing said the driver would miss at least the next six weeks to heal.