Marlin, Nemechek, and Martin comment on Hamilton

Marlin, Nemechek, and Martin comment on Hamilton

Quotes from Sterling Marlin, Joe Nemechek, and Mark Martin regarding the passing of Bobby Hamilton ...Sterling Marlin: Marlin is a Tennessee native and a good friend of Hamilton "Bobby was a great guy and a good friend. This sport is really ...

Quotes from Sterling Marlin, Joe Nemechek, and Mark Martin regarding the passing of Bobby Hamilton

...Sterling Marlin:
Marlin is a Tennessee native and a good friend of Hamilton

"Bobby was a great guy and a good friend. This sport is really going to miss him. He was a hard, clean racer and a really talented driver. We started racing right about the same time and he was a fierce competitor. He knew what he wanted to do and he made it happen.

"But at the same time he'd give anyone the shirt off his back. He was a sincere man that genuinelycared about people.

"We flew a lot of miles together to and from races and test sessions and made some good memories together. Everyone in the racing world will miss him."

...Joe Nemechek:
Nemechek was teammates with Hamilton at Andy Petree Racing from 2000-2001

"It's hard to put into words how you feel when something like this happens. It's just hard to believe. It seems like yesterday I was helping to push Bobby to victory at Talladega back in '01.

"It hits close to home when something like this happens. It's like when I lost my brother--anytime you're close to someone and you know them well it just makes your heart hurt.

"Bobby was a heck of a race car driver. He was a family man and loved his kids and his grand kids.

"It's a sad time. He'll be missed, but we'll keep him in our thoughts and prayers."

...Mark Martin

"Bobby was one of the most down to earth people that I have ever been around. He treated everyone the same no matter who you were or what you did. He was just a really good guy.

"He was a very unique person and he was a great competitor on the race track, and it's just a huge loss for everyone in the racing family and our thoughts are prayers are with his family at this time."

-credit: tg

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