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Best of Bowles-Eye View: Paul Dana’s Death Cruel Reminder For NASCAR Family

Truth be told, Paul Dana was not a household name in motorsports; at least, not yet. Putting aside his former career as a journalist to pursue his dream, the 30-year-old was preparing for just his first full season on the IRL circuit, quietly landing a deal with one of the best teams in Rahal Letterman Motorsports. He'd be teammates with budding superstar Danica Patrick and Indy 500 winner Buddy Rice, even with a resume of just three previous IRL starts.

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Bobby Hamilton Succumbs to Cancer

The AP is reporting that 2004 Craftsman Truck champion Bobby Hamilton died today, Sunday, January 7th, of cancer. Family friend Liz Allison, who is the widow of NASCAR star Davey Allison and co-hosted a radio show with Hamilton, reported that Hamilton was at home with his family when he died.

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Bobby Hamilton Passes Away at 49

Frontstretch would like to send their condolences to the family and friends of Bobby Hamilton. His son, Bobby Hamilton Jr., told the Tennessean that his father passed away on Sunday at age 49. Hamilton missed the majority of the 2006 season after being diagnosed with and treated for cancer.

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If It Ain’t Broke… Don’t Break It Worse!

Although specifics have yet to be released, this much is clear: NASCAR Vice President of Corporate Communications Jim Hunter confirmed that the sanctioning body will award more points for winning a race and that more drivers will be in the Chase, changes that I find clearly unnecessary.

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2006 Driver Review: Michael Waltrip

While there weren't any notable high points on the track for Michael Waltrip in 2006, he did score plenty of high points in his dealings off the track. Already aligned with Toyota, in May Waltrip announced the signing of former NASCAR champ Dale Jarrett to drive the second car in his stable of Camrys for 2007.

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2006 Driver Review: Scott Wimmer

Scott Wimmer was picked up by Richard Childress Racing in 2007, a deal which included running the final race of the Nextel Cup season at Homestead. Driving the No. 33 Holiday Inn Chevrolet, Wimmer justified the signing by posting his best result of 2006. Starting 24th, he steadily progressed to the front all race long to finish just outside the top 10 in 12th place.

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2006 Driver Review: Martin Truex Jr.

Martin Truex Jr. saved his best for last. At Homestead in November, Truex led 27 laps and came home a career-best second in the final race of the Nextel Cup season, falling just short of a victory when Greg Biffle took the checkered flag at the track for the third straight year.

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2006 Driver Review: Brian Vickers

As Jimmie Johnson turned to make his move on Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brian Vickers went with him, except he wasn't fully clear of Johnson as he tried to draft behind him. The two touched, Johnson turned into Junior, and a last-lap melee ensued at the front of the pack. It was a wreck which Vickers was able to drive straight through in order to claim his first Nextel Cup win

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2006 Driver Review: Kenny Wallace

In 2006, most of the No. 78 team's 17 successful qualifying attempts came on intermediate tracks. Kenny Wallace had to make the race on speed all season in underfunded and underpowered equipment with a first-year team; given this, those 17 starts were not a terrible total.

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