Jerry Karl ... Born ... Jerry was a 6 time Indianapolis 500 Starter. He started racing at
Freeport Stadium on Long Island in 1957. Jerry competed in ARDC, ATQMRA, URC,and USAC in the Midget,Sprint,Silver Crown,Formula 5000, and Indianpolis Cars. Jerry raced in the Indy 500 in 1973,1974,1975,1978,1980 and 1981.
Dale Earnhardt, Sr.... Born ...Earnhardt is known for his success in the Winston Cup Series, now known as the Sprint Cup Series. He won seventy-six races (including his only Daytona 500 victory in 1998), and his seven championships are tied for most all-time with Richard Petty. His highly aggressive driving style made him a fan favorite and earned him the nicknames "Ironhead", "Mr. Restrictor Plate", "The Man in Black" and most famously, "The Intimidator." Earnhardt died in a last-lap crash during the 2001 Daytona 500.
Troy Ruttman won the 50 lap AAA Midwest Sprint Car race at the Dayton Speedway,Dayton, OH.
Johnnie Parsons , driving the Autobrite #38, won the 30-lap AAA Eastern Sprint Car race on the 1/2 mile dirt Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA.
Tommy Hinnershitz wins the USAC Sprint Car race over Gene Hartley, Rex Easton, Charlie Musselman and Bill Randall at the Reading Fairgrounds, Reading,PA
A.J. Shepherd won the 30-lap CRA Sprint Car race over Parnelli Jones, Clay Robbins, Jack Brunner and Bud Sterrett at the Ascot Stadium, Los Angeles, CA.
Bobby Johns won the NASCAR Grand National 'Volunteer 500' on the 1/2 mile Bristol International Speedway. Johns led 430 of the 500 laps on his way to a 6 lap victory in a Pontiac owned by his father. Fireball Roberts led the first 61 laps before a coil problem cost him 12 laps in the pits. From then on, the only time Johns was out of the lead was during routine pit stops. Roberts still finished 2nd, having made up 6 laps under green flag conditions in the Banjo Matthews Pontiac. It was Johns 2nd (and final) career GN win and first since 1960.
Don Branson wins the USAC Sprint Car race over Parnelli Jones, Elmer George, Ronnie Duman and Roger McCluskey at the Salem Speedway, Salem,IN
Tony Bonadies won the ARDC Midget race at the Old Bridge Stadium, Old Bridge,NJ
Chad Little... Born ... NASCAR driver
Mel Kenyon won the USAC Midget race at the Tech Motor Speedway, Lubbock,TX
Gus Linder wins the Super Sprint Car race over Bobbie Adamson, Ted Wise, Steve Travers and Ralph Quarterson at the Selinsgrove Speedway, Selinsgrove,PA
Mitch Smith won the Super Sprint Car race at the Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal,PA
Bobby Allen won the Super Sprint Car race at the Lincoln Speedway, Hanover,PA
Sammy Sessions wins the USAC Sprint Car race over Rollie Beale, Lee Kunzman, Don Nordhorn and Billy Cassella at the Eldora Speedway, Rossburg,OH
Harry Benjamin, in the # 2 Jim Shaw sprinter, won the URC Sprint Car race over Dick Tobias, Carl Bergkvist, Leigh Earnshaw and Buck Buckley at the Bridgeport Speedway, Bridgeport,NJ
Lynn Paxton wins the Super Sprint Car race over Smokey Snellbaker, Kramer Williamson and Dub May at the Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown,MD
Jan Opperman, in the # 99 Bogar Special, won the Super Sprint Car feature over Kenny Weld, Steve Smith and Bobby Allen, at the Susquehanna Speedway, Newberrytown,PA
Dana Carter wins the USAC Sprint Car race over Joe Saldana, Marvin Carman, Tom Bigelow and Billy Cassella at the Columbus Motor Speedway, Columbus,OH
Kramer Williamson wins the KARS Super Sprint Car race over Jim Edwards, Jim Nace, Paul Pitzer and Ted Young at the Selinsgrove Speedway, Selinsgrove,PA
Buddy Barris wins the Super Sprint Car race over Steve Travers, Ralph Quarterson, Johnny Lewis and Jack Sodeman at the Mercer Raceway Park, Mercer,PA
Steve Smith wins the Super Sprint Car race over Dub May, Bobby Allen, Bobby Weaver and Buck Buckley at the Lincoln Speedway, Hanover,PA
Bubby Jones wins the USAC Sprint Car race over Billy Cassella, Tom Bigelow, Sheldon Kinser and Duke Cook at the Eldora Speedway, Rossburg,OH
Rich Vogler wins the USAC Midget race over Lonnie Caruthers, Bubby Jones, Chuck Gurney and Steve Cannon at the Eldora Speedway, Rossburg,OH
Dub May won the Super Sprint Car feature over Van May, Lynn Paxton and Ed Zirkle, at the Susquehanna Speedway, Newberrytown,PA
John Draucker won the URC Sprint Car feature over Bobby Albert, Paul Rochelle, Wayne Rice and Charlie Svetec, at the East Windsor Speedway,Hightstown,NJ
Geoff Bodine scored his first career NASCAR GN win by taking the 500 lap race on the 1/2 mile Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. It also marked the first GN victory for car owner Rick Hendrick. Bodine took the lead from Bobby Allison with 49 laps left and took his Chevy across the line 6 seconds ahead of Ron Bouchard's Jack Beebe Buick.
Danny Sullivan won over Scott Pruett and Rusty Wallace in the IROC race at the Nazareth Speedway in At Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
Steve Butler wins the USAC Sprint Car race over Bob Frey, Gary Fedewa, Wayne Hammond and Bob Cicconi at the Bolivar Speedway (1/3p),Bolivar, MO
Doug Wolfgang won the World of Outlaws Sprint Car feature over Sammy Swindell, Keith Kauffman, Steve Kinser and Jeff Swindell, at the Knoxville Raceway ,Knoxville, IA
Geoffrey Bodine wins the Hanes 500 over Rusty Wallace at the Martinsville Speedway , Martinsville, VA.
Dale Earnhardt won over Steve Kinser by half a car length and Mark Martin was third in the IROC race at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, AL.
Rusty Wallace wins the NAPA Auto Parts 500 over Jeff Gordon at the Fontana Auto Club Speedway , Fontana, CA.
Jeff Gordon wins the Aaron's 499 over Jimmie Johnson at the Talladega Superspeedway , Talladega, AL.