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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Darrell Wallace Jr. let the weight of his milestone in the Daytona 500 wallop him once he saw mom. He sobbed as Desiree Wallace bounded onto the dais and wrapped her arms around her son for a hug neither wanted to end.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Danica Patrick and Aaron Rodgers brought a dose of A-list attraction to a pit road scene that was more fitting for a red carpet. The starry-eyed sweethearts were mobbed by fans and media clicking away for a snapshot of some PDA that would surely spawn headlines. Th…

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Richard Petty rarely visits pit road after a race anymore and usually with good reason. The Hall of Fame driver's eponymous race team has toiled for decades in mediocrity, with checkered flags all but extinct.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt was NASCAR's "Intimidator." He stormed into the sport and won his first Cup championship in only his second full season. Earnhardt had achieved about all there was to do in NASCAR by 1998, including a record-tying seven Cup Series championships.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Martin Truex Sr. had a familiar deckhand this week when he unhitched his boat for a fishing trip off South Florida. Truex first brought his son into the family business aboard a clamming boat as a teenager. The son would rise before dawn, sometimes sprung to life f…

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ralph Earnhardt died in 1973, almost a full year before his grandson was born. Dale Earnhardt Jr. had seen photos of his grandfather and listened to stories about the first racer in the family, but he never felt as if he knew the man.

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Jamie Anderson finished her run, glanced up at the scoreboard and stuck out her tongue for the world to see, a gesture not made out of frustration but simple relief. The American snowboarding star had reached the bottom of wind-whipped Phoenix Snow Park in the…

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is a two-time Xfinity Series champion who is coming off the best season of his NASCAR career. He won his first two Cup races last year and made the playoffs for the first time in five seasons of racing in NASCAR's big leagues.

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ELM MOTT — Copperas Cove IMCA Southern SportMod driver Taylor Florio was the sanction’s Rookie of the Year in 2015 while still in high school. Friday night, the recent Lampasas grad hit another career milestone, and when the checkered flag waved for her after Friday’s SportMod feature at Hea…

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AUSTIN — Lewis Hamilton, SebastianVettel and Nico Rosberg were sitting at the podium of the press room at the Circuit of The Americas Race Track at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

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AUSTIN— One Austin magazine wrote this week that Venezuela’s Pastor Maldonado “was at risk of bottoming out at this year’s critical United States Grand Prix.”

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Progress 2016 - A special publication brought to you by the Killeen Daily Herald.

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  • The Killeen Daily Herald's 6th annual How-to Guide 2016
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The Killeen Daily Herald's 6th annual How-to Guide July 2016

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The Killeen Daily Herald presents an overview of the progress seen in Central Texas cities during 2016 and what's ahead in 2017.

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The Killeen Daily Herald salutes area graduates, profiling the valedictorian and salutatorian at each high school.