Denny Hamlin will race with torn ACL


Denny Hamlin will race the rest of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule with a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) after tearing it during a basketball game on Tuesday night.

Joe Gibbs Racing announced the news on Wednesday after Hamlin had an MRI to confirm the tear. Hamlin has received medical clearance to continue racing activities this season. He will undergo surgery at the end of the racing season to repair the damage.

Back in 2010 Hamlin blew out his left knee winning at Martinsville Speedway before undergoing surgery to repair his ACL. He did not miss a race and ended the season with a career best eight wins to finish second in the Sprint Cup Series standings to Jimmie Johnson.

Hamlin and the rest of his JGR teammates are already locked into the Chase.