Tag Archives: Bobby Hamilton

Mirror Driving: Kicking Talladega Out Of The Chase, How Regan Lost The Race, And Do DNFs Matter

*This week's race at Talladega ended in controversy when NASCAR disallowed Regan Smith's last-lap pass on Tony Stewart, saying Smith made the pass illegally while below the yellow line. So, who really won the race?* Amy: Regan Smith absolutely won. Tom: In reality, Regan Smith crossed the finish line first. End of story. But I learned long ago that NASCAR and reality don't quite mesh all the time. Vito: Regan Smith was robbed. Not surprising, though. Seems to be the order of the day for the No. 01 car at plate tracks the last couple of years.

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That’s History Profile: Bobby Hamilton Sr.

Charles Robert "Bobby" Hamilton Sr. started his racing career similar to a man before him - Dale Earnhardt - by dropping out of school at age 13. He laid the foundation for a career at Nashville Speedway, now known as the Music City Motorplex. Nashville Speedway was raced by many NASCAR legends such as Darrell Waltrip, Coo Coo Marlin, and part time driver/country singer Marty Robbins. Bobby would gain the attention of many in the NASCAR community when he competed in a 1988 event starring Cup luminaries Waltrip, Bill Elliott, and Sterling Marlin at his hometown track.

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Full Throttle – Goodbye, Bobby Hamilton

Bobby Hamilton passed away on Sunday. It brought to a close a short and unfortunately unsuccessful battle with cancer, one of very few battles that Bobby lost during his short life here on this earth. With a laundry list of successes both on and off the track, it's safe to say the man was a proven winner regardless of the tragic outcome of this horrific disease.

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NASCAR Community Remembers Bobby Hamilton

Statement from Sterling Marlin (Marlin is a Tennessee native and a good friend of Hamilton): "Bobby was a great guy and a good friend. This sport is really going to miss him. He was a hard, clean racer and a really talented driver. We started racing right about the same time and he was a fierce competitor. He knew what he wanted to do and he made it happen.

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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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