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Motor sports: Team shows Army vet its appreciation with special treat

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The team then invited Hall, an Army cook, to grill meals for the team and its owner, Richard Petty, at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday and Saturday. “The biggest thing was hearing the car engine coming around the corner,” Hall said Saturday behind the No. 43 hauler. “Everything else has kind of been icing on the cake for me. “I got a little grilling set and of course the experience of a lifetime.

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Motor sports: Ryan grad making second lap of Sprint Cup career

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After high school, Castro went to North Central Texas College in Corinth but also wanted some hands-on experience. “I walked into J & M Automotive in Denton,” he said of a garage owned by church friend Bobby Turney. “Would it be all right if I just walk in and help out? ” Castro asked. “I definitely needed to improve on my mechanical skills.