Denny Hamlin Suffers Torn ACL in Right Knee, Expects to race

2013 Bristol1 March Qual Denny Hamlin On GridJGR Driver is Expected to Race This Weekend in Richmond
And Through the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship

HUNTERSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (September 9, 2015) – Joe Gibbs Racing announces today that driver Denny Hamlin suffered a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in his right knee while playing basketball Tuesday night.

Hamlin had a MRI this morning to confirm the diagnosis and has been evaluated by the medical team at OrthoCarolina. He has received the medical clearance necessary to continue racing activities and is expected to race the remainder of the season and through the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship. Hamlin will require surgery to repair the ACL damage following the season.