NORWALK, Conn. (Jan. 9, 2007) Officials of AutoVantage, a national auto membership club offered by Affinion Group, today issued the following statement regarding the death of Bobby Hamilton, 49, former NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Champion and spokesman for AutoVantage:

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Bobby Hamilton, a national racing celebrity since 1989 and spokesman for AutoVantage since 2005. Our prayers and heartfelt sympathy are extended to the family of this highly respected race driver, who excelled on the track and was admired as a mentor to aspiring young drivers. He will be mourned and missed by all of those who knew him.”

Hamilton died on January 7, 2007 in Nashville, Tenn., following a year-long battle with cancer. He was the 2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Champion after achieving four career NASCAR Winston Cup Series victories. He founded Bobby Hamilton Racing, which owns and operates three trucks in the NASCAR circuit.

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