Junior Johnson won the 'Richmond 250' 125 mile NASCAR Grand National race on the 1/2 mile dirt track at the Atlantic Rural Fairgrounds. Buck Baker's wedge motored Dodge finished second, 18 seconds behind Johnson.
Dave Marcis drove his Krauskopf Dodge past Richard Petty with 11 laps to go and then held off Petty on a last lap restart to win the Richmond 400 NASCAR GN race at the Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway. Lennie Pond, looking for his first GN win, was in the lead and pulling away with 52 laps left when he tangled with the lapped car of Ed Negre and hit the wall. It was the second GN win of Marcis' career.
Duane Carter ... Died ... AAA / USAC driver from the 1940's, 50's & 60's. He raced midget cars, sprint cars, and IndyCars. His son Pancho raced in Indy cars, along with Johnny Parsons (who he helped raise). He was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 1991 and the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 1989.
Davey Allison won the Pontiac 400 over Rusty Wallace at the Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA.