Denny Hamlin runs 16 laps at Talladega - Article Photos 2/7

NASCAR Sprint Cup series driver Denny Hamlin sits in his car as he prepares for practice at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala., Friday, May 3, 2013. Hamlin was back in the race car for the first time since suffering a compression fracture of a vertebra in his lower back in a last-lap crash at California on March 24. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)