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RIP Bobby Hamilton

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by imjustagirl2, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    I posted this on the NASCAR thread, but figured it needed its own thread.

    <cm+bd>BC-CAR--NASCAR-Obit-Hamilton,0160 <cm-bd>
    <cm+bd>URGENT <cm-bd>
    <cm+bd>Bobby Hamilton, longtime NASCAR driver, dies of cancer <cm-bd>
    <cm+bd>AP Photos <cm-bd>
    <cm+bd>By TERESA M. WALKER <cm-bd>Ž
    <cm+bd>AP Sports Writer <cm-bd>Ž
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bobby Hamilton, the longtime NASCAR driver who won the 2001 Talladega 500 and was the 2004 Craftsman Truck Series champion, died Sunday of cancer, said Liz Allison, a family friend who co-hosted a radio show with Hamilton. He was 49. <cm-bd>¶
    Hamilton was at home with his family when he died, Allison said. <cm-bd>¶
    Hamilton was diagnosed with head and neck cancer in February. A malignant growth was found when swelling from dental surgery did not go down. <cm-bd>¶
    He raced in the season’s first three events, with a best finish of 14th at Atlanta Motor Speedway, before turning over the wheel to his son, Bobby Hamilton Jr. The senior Hamilton then started chemotherapy and radiation treatment. <cm-bd>¶
    AP-ES-01-07-07 1845EST <cm-bd>

    I only talked to him a couple times, but he was a helluva guy and always had a good quote.
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    RIP to a good guy.
  3. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Awful. Keep Pounding. RIP.
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Head and neck cancer? Holy shit. That's brutal.

  5. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Damn, that came out of left field. RIP.

    "He's trying to fill Earnhardt's shoes and thinks he is Dale Earnhardt, but he wouldn't even make a scab on Dale Earnhardt's butt right now." Ah, classic Bobby Hamilton.
  6. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    I had never heard a cancer described as head cancer until today.
  7. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    My thoughts exactly. RIP.
  8. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    My condolences to the family and friends of this man.
  9. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    RIP to Hamilton ... a good man.
  10. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Deserved a better end.

    RIP, sir.
  11. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Wow. What an awful way to go.

  12. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    I had no idea Hamilton was even sick.

    RIP. One of the few drivers who did anything with the Petty team in 20 years.
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