Hamilton anxious to put forgettable 2007 season behind him

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.

Updated: December 13, 2007, 3:08 PM ET
By Mark Ashenfelter | ESPN.com

Bobby Hamilton Jr. has clearly had a year to forget both on and off the racetrack. But after heading into the offseason wondering if he'd even have a ride in the Nationwide Series for 2008, it appears he'll have one less worry.

A spokesman for Team Rensi Motorsports said Wednesday that an announcement of a sponsor for 30 of the 35 races should be made within a few days. The team will then hope to find sponsorship for the remaining races, or will simply run just 30 events.

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