Carl Edwards, who won last week at Memphis to move within 116 points of Bowyer with three races left, earned his fourth pole of the season Friday night at the 1.5-mile high-banked Texas track with a lap of 188.101 mph in his Ford.
2007 was a year to forget for Bobby Hamilton Jr. He lost his father to cancer in January, then limped to a sixth-place finish in the Busch standings. And 2008? It can't get much worse, writes Mark Ashenfelter.
Bobby Hamilton had a tough upbringing and never did get the big break in NASCAR. He still made the best of it, and that's why the 2004 Truck champion and four-time winner on the Cup circuit will be missed by so many, writes Terry Blount.
Bobby Hamilton, the longtime NASCAR driver who won the 2001 Talladega 500 and was the 2004 Craftsman Truck Series champion, died Sunday of cancer, said Liz Allison, a family friend who co-hosted a radio show with Hamilton. He was 49.