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MotorSport Video
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January 29, 2008 at 08:59:23 PM
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Received 2 calls within the last hour. Patty Jackson has informed close friends that Bobby Jackson has passed away. He was found in his hotel bed in Palm Springs. Bobby called me a couple of weeks ago from there and talked at length about the new job that he was working on and how well he felt about his life and the way things were going. He sounded great and I really enjoyed hearing from him.

No detail on the cause of death, but will try keep everyone informed. Bobby was one of the best racing directors that I knew and well respected by the racers for his logical decisions. He worked in NASCAR for 2 years and that wore him out worse than the WOO grind. I know he will be missed by family and friends.


www.motorsportvideo.com  811 E Thompson St 

Taylorville IL 62568


Dude Fan
January 29, 2008 at 10:09:14 PM
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He was an official for Nascar wasn't he?? Did he leave WoO because of a better job opportunity or cuz Boundless booted him


would change the account to Dollansky Fan if possible.  

CG5KC
January 29, 2008 at 10:22:08 PM
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RIP Bobby

Curt Grogan



on the gas
January 29, 2008 at 10:40:08 PM
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Damn it!!!!! I use to tell him he was the coolest lil asshole ever! What a loss to Motorsports.



Gary Thomas
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January 29, 2008 at 10:55:04 PM
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Condolences to the family. Pretty shocked to read this.


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ca.nana
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January 29, 2008 at 11:22:24 PM
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Our thoughts and prayers to Patty and family.



calendarguy
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January 30, 2008 at 12:59:49 AM
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This message was edited on January 30, 2008 at 01:00:23 AM by calendarguy

Very sorry to hear this. They are great people and I miss them both. R.I.P. Bobby and best wishes to friends and family.



John Katich
January 30, 2008 at 08:15:54 AM
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So sorry to hear this. I've interviewed Bobby many times and always found him insightful and interesting and someone who didn't hold back his ideas and thoughts on how to improve the sport. Really, a very cool guy.

R.I.P. Bobby. You were a good man.



DuchessJane
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January 30, 2008 at 08:42:22 AM
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What a shock. Thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.


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MSPN
January 30, 2008 at 11:47:46 AM
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Damn! As ruff and gruff as he wanted you to think he was, this was a genuine nice guy with a big heart underneath the shell. All business while on the job and a fun lovin', life lovin' guy off of it, this is real sad news. This forum right here was the place that allowed me into his world and I'm grateful to this day. Condolences to his daughter who's name escapes me, yet wrote one of the best posts ever seen in here and to Patti as well. Nobody ever worked harder for Ted Johnson and cared more about his racers than Bobby did. RIP ol' friend and wherever you are, Take It Easy.....



NitroPrincess
January 30, 2008 at 10:08:35 PM
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Myself as well as my family greatly appreciate all of your condolences and all the respect that everyone has had.


1-29-08.. RIP Daddy, I'll miss you and love you forever

MotorSport Video
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January 30, 2008 at 11:40:45 PM
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Mike, daughter was Staci and son was Josh. They are all going thru some rough times right now. Circumstance beyond the kids and Patti's control have left them in a tough way to get Bobby's body and vehicle back from CA. Any help anyone can get to the family would be greatly appreciated. I will know soon where everyone can send help to. I know I will surely donate as much help as they always were to me out on the road.


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Taylorville IL 62568

racinartist2
January 31, 2008 at 12:13:52 AM
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Man, this really sucks to hear. I just stumbled on the news tonight and was like...no way.

Like Mike said, he definitely knew how to have fun away from the track.

RIP



racinrebel
January 31, 2008 at 12:21:49 AM
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Definitely bad news. My condolences to all of the family.


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Pennies
January 31, 2008 at 06:23:54 AM
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Reply to:
Posted By: MotorSport Video on January 30 2008 at 11:40:45 PM

Mike, daughter was Staci and son was Josh. They are all going thru some rough times right now. Circumstance beyond the kids and Patti's control have left them in a tough way to get Bobby's body and vehicle back from CA. Any help anyone can get to the family would be greatly appreciated. I will know soon where everyone can send help to. I know I will surely donate as much help as they always were to me out on the road.



Mike, This is Bobby's brother, Gary. Josh is handleing all of this. Keep in touch and I will let you know where he wants any monies sent . As it is very costly bringing Bobby home. We know it is going to take about a week before his body will be back here. We will let everyone know the arrangements as we know them.



sweetnstacked72
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January 31, 2008 at 10:25:22 AM
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This is Bobbys' neice and I grew up with him racing, and have grown a love for speed thanks to my Father and Grandfather.It is so nice to see the racing family to come to our families side at time a like this. He will be missed , and will deffinately be MY fastest uncle.



Eagle Pit Shack Guy
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January 31, 2008 at 12:48:11 PM
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Condolences to the family, and we'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers. I always loved talking to Bobby whenever he came to Eagle. He'll be sorely missed.

 


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anywhere.

on the gas
January 31, 2008 at 10:12:11 PM
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Josh, I gotta tell ya you dad was the last of a dieing breed....."real man" he would tell ya how is is and was gonna be.

I will really miss Bobby, He was a man above men!



NitroPrincess
February 01, 2008 at 06:35:12 AM
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It is true.. my brother and I have been solely responsible for the planning of and paying for getting my dad back to Illinois and the services. As Greg Stephens has said due to circumstnances beyond our control we've been left in a really tough way figuring out how to pay for all of it. My brother and I will be figuring out how we will handle setting up a fund for those who would like to donate. We are most definitely not looking to make any money off of this, we do not want anything extra, just enough to cover the services and transporting my dad. My family greatly appreciates all the love and support that we have received from all of you, this has been horribly tough.

I will also be writing a tribute to my dad to be published, I will let you know what publication it will be in when it is finished.

--Stacey Jackson


1-29-08.. RIP Daddy, I'll miss you and love you forever

MSPN
February 01, 2008 at 12:33:35 PM
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It sure would be nice to see drivers with helmet in hand hitting the grandstands at the first Wof O show at Volusia. I'm pretty confident most would be willing and it be a nice tribute to a man who gave them so much for so long, just a thought. Take It Easy.....





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