DRS. ROSE AND Joseph Mattioli, of Pocono Raceway, received the National Motorsports Press Association's Myers Brothers Award last night.

The award, presented during season-ending NASCAR festivities in Las Vegas, recognizes individuals and/or groups who have provided outstanding contributions to stock car racing. The Mattiolis have owned Pocono Raceway since it opened in the late 1960s.

Finalists for the award included Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and the Wood Brothers.

"[The Mattiolis] represent the true heart and spirit of NASCAR," said NMPA president Rea White. "They always recognized that NASCAR was more about people than anything else."

Billy and Bobby Myers were former NASCAR competitors.

- Bill Fleischman