The award is given quarterly and recognizes character and achievement in the face of adversity, as well as sportsmanship and contribution to motorsports.
Osborne and his family were injured in a Dec. 17 automobile accident when the vehicle Osborne was driving was struck head-on. Police cited the driver of the other car with driving while impaired, along with careless and reckless driving and having an open container in his vehicle.
Osborne suffered a compound fracture of his right leg that required nearly 25 screws. His wife broke nine ribs and also broke her right hip, shoulder and elbow. Osborne’s son suffered a partially collapsed lung, cracked sternum, concussion and broken nose.
Osborne missed the first five races, making his return at Martinsville Speedway.