For the first time since 2011, the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series returns to Darlington Raceway to run the penultimate race of the 2020 regular season on Sunday (Sept. 6). The series first visited Darlington in 2001, a race that the late Bobby Hamilton dominated by leading 125 of the rain-shortened 135 laps. It …
The age old question of whether or not drivers should be interviewed after an on-track incident was raised again last weekend, after Earnhardt Ganassi Racing teammates Jamie McMurray and Juan Pablo Montoya were involved in an accident on lap 94. Upon exiting the infield care center and examining the crumpled lump that a few minutes …
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?
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.
Thoughts on the passing of Bobby Hamilton. What will you remember about him the most?
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.
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.
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.
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.