NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin, injured in a March crash in Southern California, was medically cleared to resume racing this weekend when the Sprint Cup Series returns to Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
But in making the announcement, his Joe Gibbs Racing team remained cautious, saying "exact plans" for Hamlin this weekend "will be determined by the team at Talladega."
Hamlin, 32, missed four races after he injured his lower back in a last-lap wreck March 24 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.
Hamlin and Joey Logano were racing side by side for the win when they collided and spun, with Hamlin crashing head-on into an inside retaining wall. Logano was unhurt and Kyle Busch won the race.