Davey Allison ... Born ... A NASCAR race car driver, best known as the driver of the Robert Yates Racing #28 Texaco-Havoline Ford. Born in Hollywood, Florida, he was the eldest of four children born to NASCAR driver Bobby Allison and wife Judy. The family moved to Hueytown, Alabama and along with Bobby's brother Donnie Allison, family friend Red Farmer, and Neil Bonnett, became known in racing circles as the Alabama Gang. Davey Allison died as a result of a helicopter crash at Talladega Superspeedway on July 13, 1993. Racing legend Red Farmer was a passenger in the helicopter and survived the crash.
Cale Yarborough drove his Wood Brothers Mercury to the 'Daytona 500' win. Yarborough squeezed by LeeRoy Yarbrough with 4 laps to go and finished 1 second ahead of LeeRoy's Junior Johnson Mercury. 11 caution flags slowed the race.
Gary Bettenhausen, driving the Paul Bozard #18, won the 100-lap USAC Midget race at the Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, OH.