Statement Regarding Passing of Racer Bobby Hamilton, 49

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Statement from Talladega Superspeedway President Grant Lynch about racer Bobby Hamilton, who passed away Sunday, Jan. 7:

"Bobby Hamilton was a true racer, an 'old school' racer, and his contributions to NASCAR over the years encompassed much more than statistics in a history book. Bobby will always be remembered at Talladega Superspeedway for his exciting win here in 2001. In a race that was caution free for 188 laps, he secured his fourth and final win in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, and brought Andy Petree his first victory as a car owner in the series. He made quite an impact on the sport, as well as the people he touched on a personal level and will certainly be missed. We will continue to keep the Hamilton family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."

--Grant Lynch, President, Talladega Superspeedway

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