The upstate is pretty much home. I wasn't born here, but the family moved to Greenville 40 years ago when Dad took a job in the textile business. Went to J. L. Mann High, then saw my daughter graduate from the same school. I started in the radio business after one semester of college, which I found out was too hard. (College, not this!) I was lucky to get started here at WESC 30 years ago, and haven't found anything else I really wanted to do more. And I like the things we have on WESC ... I do like country music, I do like racing, I just don't like getting up at 3 am.
Denny Hamlin reported he felt dizzy, and “got his bell rung” after a high speed crash while testing yesterday in
Denny Hamlin crashed in Thursday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing session at Kansas Speedway.
Driving the No. 11 FedEx Toyota, Hamlin made hard impact with the Turn 1 wall just as he was beginning a run on sticker tires.
"I just clipped the right rear on the outside wall on corner entry and when I did it just shot the car to the apron and then I tried to correct and over corrected and got into the outside fence," Hamlin said.
"I think we were 202 mph on the first impact of the wall, but I don't know what it was on the heavy impact."
After seeing the damage to the No. 11 Toyota, a NASCAR official suggested to Hamlin, who drove his car back to the garage area, that he go to the infield medical center for precaution. Following the team's preparation of the new car, Hamlin went and got re-evaluated.
"I felt the need to just make sure that I was OK because, honestly, I don't want to be endangering myself or anyone else on track," said Hamlin, who felt slightly dizzy after the impact. "They seem to think I'm fine. I feel like I'm good so we are going to move on with our day."
Hamlin is currently third in the championship standings, 15 points behind leader Brad Keselowski.