NASCAR's Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano have exchanged text messages in the aftermath of their crash last weekend that sidelined Hamlin with an injured back, Logano's team owner Roger Penske said Wednesday.
Penske said he's also sent text messages to Hamlin, a driver for Joe Gibbs Racing who's expected to miss about six weeks after suffering the injury Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.
"I've texted back and forth with him and said that we're thinking about him," Penske told Associated Press in Humble, Texas, where Penske and Logano were playing in the pro-am leading up to the PGA Tour's Houston Open. Logano declined to be interviewed.
"Obviously we're hoping for a speedy recovery" for Hamlin, Penske said. "It's never good to have a driver out for a period of time."