October 12, 1998 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Finishes 5th in the ARCA Winn Dixie 300 at Talladega
On Saturday, Bobby Hamilton Jr. started his first race at Talladega from the eigth postion, and was able to bring the Shoney’s Inn Chevrolet home in fifth place!
Bobby drove hard all day. In the early laps, he went three-wide through the tri-oval, passing cars to the inside. For much of the race, he drafted with Frank Kimmel, who claimed the series championship with a seventh place finish.
It was Bobby Jr.’s third top five finish, in only four ARCA starts. He finished fifth in his first ARCA race at Pocono in June, third at Charlotte last month, and fifth on Saturday. His only poor finish was the August Pocono race, where mechanical problems took him out early.
Bobby’s next race will be the Busch Grand National event at North Carolina Speedway in Rockingham, NC on October 31.
View all of the results from ARCA’s Official web site.
For more information about Bobby’s first run at Talladega, visit these two articles from the Huntsville Times.
Next generation ready to race
Hamilton helping son at Talladega
Visit the official Arca web site for the latest news about the race.
Bobby will attempt to run three Busch Grand National races with the Sadler Team this fall.
The race schedule is:
North Carolina Speedway
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex
Bobby then plans to run the full 1999 BGN schedule for the Sadler Racing Team.
The team is seeking sponsorship for this exciting new driver. If you are interested in putting your company’s logo on the hood of the 95 car for the rest of the 1999 season, come on aboard! Contact Kent Sims at (615)826-1686 or e-mail him at [email protected]. Serious inquires only, please. Get your company into the fastest growing sport in the country!
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