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Sports POY: Runner UpEamon Queeney, North State Journal A photo of Bill {quote}Bubba{quote} Hammond, of Rock Hill, SC, hangs with an array of military patches inside the bus Hammond would bring every year to Charlotte Motor Speedway as seen before the Coca-Cola 600, Sunday, May 29, 2016. Hammond passed away 3-years-ago after more than 30 years of attending the Coca-Cola 600, but now his sons carry on the tradition. 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

A photo of Bill "Bubba" Hammond, of Rock Hill, SC, hangs with an array of military patches inside the bus Hammond would bring every year to Charlotte Motor Speedway as seen before the Coca-Cola 600, Sunday, May 29, 2016. Hammond passed away 3-years-ago after more than 30 years of attending the Coca-Cola 600, but now his sons carry on the tradition. 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.