154342835 Hamlin: 100 Percent And Good To Go After Crash

A detail of damage to the car of Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 Fed Ex Toyota, during NASCAR testing at Kansas Speedway on October 18, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images for NASCAR)

KANSAS CITY, KS (AP) – Denny Hamlin says he feels “100 percent and good to go” after a hard crash at Kansas Speedway.

Hamlin was back in the car Friday, a day after hitting the wall at 202 mph during testing on the repaved surface. He’s third behind Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson in the Chase standings entering Sunday’s race.

Hamlin was only a few laps into Thursday’s test session when he crashed entering Turn 1. He was examined at the infield care center, and then had another series of evaluations an hour later, before he was finally cleared to resume testing.

Driver safety has been in the spotlight recently after Dale Earnhardt Jr. took himself out of his car following two concussions in a six-week span.

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