Joe Thomas won the 150 mile AAA Championship race on the 1 mile banked board Fresno Speedway in Fresno, CA. Thomas averaged 100.4 mph in his Duesenberg.
Nick Fornoro won the ARDC Midget race at the Old Dominion Speedway, Manassas, VA.
Junior Johnson took advantage of Fred Lorenzen's engine woes to win the NASCAR GN 'Virginia 500' Sweepstakes race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, VA. Johnson was 4 laps behind when leader Lorenzen's Ford made a lengthy pit stop with engine trouble. Despite having a 2 lap lead and being repeatedly given a pit board reading "EZ", Johnson refused to let up. Car owner Rex Lovette threatened Johnson with a sledgehammer during his last pit stop, so Johnson reluctantly eased his pace. Johnson's Pontiac finished 4 laps ahead of Emanuel Zervakis in a convertible Chevy. "Sweepstakes" races were open to Convertibles and 8 started.
A.J. Foyt won the USAC Sprint Car race over Roger McCluskey and Don Branson at the Salem Speedway, Salem, IN.
Michael Waltrip... Born ... NASCAR driver and owner of Michael Waltrip Racing. He is the younger brother of Darrell Waltrip, a three-time NASCAR champion (now retired). Waltrip is a two-time winner of the Daytona 500 (2001 & 2003).
Richard Petty took advantage when 2 leaders were sidelined in the last 110 laps, going on to win the NASCAR GN 'Virginia 500' at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, VA. Bobby Isaac led a total of 268 laps in the Krauskopf Dodge, leading on lap 391 when the engine blew. David Pearson then led in the Wood Brothers Mercury until the transmission housing broke with 30 laps to go. The Wood Brothers crew made repairs and wanted to re-enter the race, but Pearson was nowhere to be found. Petty's Plymouth was only running on 7 cylinders, but he still crossed the line 7 laps ahead of Bobby Allison's Chevy. Allison had lost 10 laps early in the race changing brake shoes.