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Nascar Driver Bobby Hamilton Passed Away
After Hamilton found out about his condition he competed in the first three truck races of the season, with a top finish of 14th spot in the Atlanta Motor Speedway, before handing over the wheel to his son, Bobby Hamilton Jr. He then started chemotherapy and radiation treatment. In August he decided to return to work, after the doctors got good results back from his CAT scans, at the Bobby Hamilton Racing unit in Mount Juliet. However, minuscule cancer cells lingered on the right side of his neck.
He was very passionate and grateful towards his career in general and especially to Nascar. A few words from Hamilton regarding his condition were the following, "Cancer is an ongoing battle, and once you are diagnosed you always live with the thought of the disease in your body”, "It is the worst thing you could ever imagine.” "I love what I do; I love this business," "NASCAR has been good to me, and I just don't feel comfortable when I am not around it."
Hamilton participated in all top three divisions of Nascar and made 371 starts and won four times in what is the current Nextel Cup Series. Some of his wins include the 2001 Talladega 500 and the 2004 Craftsman Truck Series Champion. His greatest year was in 1996 when he ranked in the ninth spot for in the point’s rankings and also by winning his first race Cup that same year in Phoenix.
During the years between 1989 thru 2005 he drove in the top-level of the NASCAR series producing winnings of .3 million and racing within the 20 top-five finishes. He developed into a full-time driver-owner in the truck series in 2003.
Hamilton was a very well appreciated and loved person not only by his family and friends but also by fellow members of Nascar.
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