Statement from Richmond International Raceway president Doug Fritz on driver Bobby Hamilton, who passed away yesterday at the age of 49. Hamilton used his first NASCAR win, which came in the Commonwealth 200 NASCAR Busch Series race on September 9, 1989 at Richmond International Raceway, as a springboard to a long and productive career. He recorded 35 career starts at Richmond International Raceway in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, NASCAR Busch Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and IROC.
"Bobby Hamilton was a pleasure to be around and was one of the most versatile, experienced drivers in NASCAR. He touched many lives in our sport and he will be missed. On behalf of our staff at Richmond International Raceway, our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones."