Sprint Cup star Denny Hamlin, who won the past two Nationwide Series events at Darlington Raceway, hit the wall during qualifying and did not make Friday night’s Nationwide race.
Hamlin is still part of Saturday night’s Dodge Challenger 500 in the Sprint Cup series.
He had hoped to jump start his weekend with a good run in the Nationwide race. Instead, he ran up against the wall in turn two and could not continue his lap.
“I feel bad for him.