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