FORT WORTH, Texas -- Richard Petty, a popular figure here at the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame banquet, will receive the Bruton Smith Legends Award.
Before the banquet, Petty talked to a few media members and mentioned that things are more "relaxed" around his team than they have been the last few years.
"We have a better foundation," Petty said. "There's confidence from the folks on the track to those in the office. It's a better start than last year, but we have a long way to go."
Richard Petty Motorsports driver A.J. Allmendinger was in the top-10 of the standings the first few weeks of the season, but is no 14th. Marcos Ambrose is 22nd.