NASCAR & Auto Racing

NCMA awards go out Thursday

The North Carolina Motorsports Association will hold its second annual awards banquet Thursday night with Richard Petty getting the group’s Achievement in Motorsports Tribute award.

Awards will also be presented to the top two- and four-year education programs, for workforce diversity, regional and national marketing campaigns, economic development, safety innovation, event facilities and to the best small and large companies in the state’s motorsports industry.