CONCORD, NC (WFMY) - NASCAR made sure to honor recently fallen North Carolina Trooper Samuel Bullard during festivities for the Coca-Cola 600.

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The North Carolina Highway Patrol posted a thank you on social media for NASCAR recognizing Bullard in pre-race ceremonies Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Drivers also had stickers on cars in tribute of the Wilkes County native.

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Bullard died Monday night after crashing during a vehicle pursuit when a driver tried to avoid a checkpoint. The 24-year-old was a three-year veteran of the NC State Highway Patrol and worked in Surry County.

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