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Sports POY: Runner UpEamon Queeney, North State Journal Todd Frye, of Hickory, hangs out in the hammock on top of the bus that has bringing his family and friends to the race for 27 years at Charlotte Motor Speedway before the Coca-Cola 600, Sunday, May 29, 2016. Martin Truex Jr. made NASCAR history in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota by leading more laps and more miles than any other driver in any race in NASCAR history while landing himself in Victory Lane.

Sports POY: Runner Up

Eamon Queeney, North State Journal

Todd Frye, of Hickory, hangs out in the hammock on top of the bus that has bringing his family and friends to the race for 27 years at Charlotte Motor Speedway before the Coca-Cola 600, Sunday, May 29, 2016. Martin Truex Jr. made NASCAR history in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota by leading more laps and more miles than any other driver in any race in NASCAR history while landing himself in Victory Lane.