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Denny Hamlin: Full Race at Darlington

Update: After running just 24 laps last week at Talladega, Hamlin says he is fully healed and prepared to run the full 500 miles Saturday night at Darlington Raceway, SPEEDtv reports.

Recommendation: There are a lot of storylines going into Darlington weekend, but probably the biggest is the full return of Hamlin to the No. 11 Toyota. After a start-and-depart at Talladega this past weekend, the Joe Gibbs Racing star is ready to go the full distance in Saturday night's Bojangle's Southern 500. Hamlin brings excellent stats to the table at this South Carolina oval, but his healing back, long layoff and any rust associated with it is a bit concerning.

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