Wikipedia: Bobby Hamilton
The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Bobby Hamilton page on 18 September 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Charles Robert "Bobby" Hamilton Sr. was an American stock car racing driver. A driver and owner in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series circuit and the winner of the 2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (now Camping World Truck Series) championship, Hamilton owned Bobby Hamilton Racing. Hamilton's son, Bobby Hamilton Jr., was also a NASCAR driver.
Hamilton may be best remembered for two of his Winston Cup wins. His first career victory at the 1996 Dura Lube 500 at Phoenix was the first win for the No. 43 Petty car since Richard Petty's last win in 1984. He also had a memorable win at the Talladega 500 in April 2001 driving the No. 55 car for owner Andy Petree. The entire 500-mile race was run caution-free and was under intense scrutiny from both NASCAR and the media at large, being the first superspeedway race run since the death of Dale Earnhardt at the 2001 Daytona 500 two months earlier. A physically and mentally exhausted Hamilton slumped to the ground after exiting his car and was given oxygen from a tank before giving the standard post-race Victory Lane interview while sitting on the ground, leaning against the drivers door.
|1997 Pocono 500|
Did good enough in the series to get 4 wins. Great in the Craftsman Truck Series as well. R.I.P.
Photo by Mike Traverse
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|Bobby Hamilton Car at the 2007 HSCRS San Jose Grand Prix
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|Inside Traxx/Jo Dee Messina Show Car at the 2002 Tropicana 400|
Photo ©2002 Heidi Walczak
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|18 February 2005||NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series: Florida Dodge Dealers 250||Bobby Hamilton|
|Type & Item #||Name||Details|
|Collector Card - 1992 Maxx 68||Bobby Hamilton||#68 Country Time Pontiac|
|Collector Card - 1992 Maxx 99||Rookie of the Year||Bobby Hamilton #68 Country Time Pontiac|
|Collector Card - 1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC13||Bobby Hamilton||#43 STP Pontiac Grand Prix|
|Collector Card - 1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC62||Screamin' Steel: Bobby Hamilton STP||#43 STP Pontiac Grand Prix|
|Collector Card - 1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC98||Changin' Gears: Bobby Hamilton||#43 STP Pontiac Grand Prix|
|Collector Card - 1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC134||1995 Award Winners: Bobby Hamilton (Sears DieHard Racer)||#43 STP Pontiac Grand Prix|
|Collector Card - 1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC150||Role Models: Bobby Hamilton||Darrell Waltrip|
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