Monday, January 08, 2007
Bobby Hamilton - R.I.P., 1957-2007
I meant to post this yesterday evening when word first filtered down to me that NASCAR star and fellow Tennessean Bobby Hamilton had passed away. Obviously, this is a tremendous loss to the racing community.
Bobby was only 49 years old, and the cancer that was discovered in February of 2006 didn't even allow him to live a complete year after diagnosis.
Bobby was not only a NASCAR champion - winning the 2004 Craftsman Truck Series Championship and 4 races in the Winston Cup Series - but he was also a champion in life. Bobby was one of the kindest people you will ever meet, and he would gladly give you the shirt off of his back to help you. If you know Bobby, Jr., then you see his father's incredible spirit and philanthropy in him.
We mourn his passing, but all the while knowing that he is in a better place.