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Denny Hamlin cleared for Martinsville

Mar 26, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT

Denny Hamlin has been cleared to return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this weekend at Martinsville, after missing Sunday’s race at Auto Club Speedway due to a sinus infection.

The team released this news update earlier this afternoon, which was then confirmed by multiple media outlets.

A small piece of metal was found to be in Hamlin’s eye, but doctors were able to remove. Per Sporting News’ Bob Pockrass, a CT scan did not find any other complications.

Hamlin missed last year’s spring race at Martinsville after his injuries sustained at Auto Club Speedway in his accident with Joey Logano.

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