READING, Pa. --
Bob started announcing at Atco Dragway in 1966 and has been a part of the sport ever since. "I've been doing this since before Funny Cars or Pro Stocks were even classes," he said. "I've been blessed to meet most of the stars of the sport and to be able to call them friends. It's been a great ride but it's time to move on." He went on to say that he intends to stay involved in the sport but in a very limited and selective way. "I plan on doing the Don Garlits Hall of Fame inductions in March and the DRAW auction in October along with other selected events, but not in an announcing capacity. Plus, I hope to be able to continue to write my weekly columns for DragRaceCentral.com. That's something I really enjoy, plus that is something I can do from home and that's a real bonus. And I hope to continue to provide my stats to the folks at ESPN so they can use them on their shows."
When asked about some of his most memorable moments Bob said that it would be tough to pick out any single one. "There has been so much that I have seen, from twin-engine dragsters to today's fuel cars and everything in between. I love a good Competition Eliminator race as much as a Top Fuel one so I really can't single out any particular moment. I've enjoyed every aspect of my career but I'm looking forward to slowing down."
Bob will finish out the season with the races in Las Vegas and Pomona and then begin his retirement. "I'd like to thank everyone who has been so kind to me over the years, especially everyone at NHRA. It's been a dream job and I will miss it."
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