Jules DeVigne... Born ... AAA board track racer from 1916 & 1917
Emil Andres ... Born ... AAA driver from 1935 to 1950
Ray Knepper ... Born ... Drove AAA Indy Cars 1950 & 1951, drove sprint cars in 1956.
Marshall Teague... Born ... NASCAR, AAA and USAC driver. Finished 7th in the 1957 Indy 500.
Pete DePaolo won the inaugural race on the 1.25 mile board Miami-Fulford Speedway. DePaolo's Duesenberg averaged 129.29 mph in the 300 mile AAA Championship race on the track which had 50 degree banking. Tommy Milton turned a lap of 142.93 mph in qualifying. The track was designed by Ray Harroun, winner of the first Indy 500, and financed by Carl Fisher, who was involved in building the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It would be the only race on the speedway as it was destroyed by a hurricane in September.
Malcolm Campbell drives his Napier-Campbell to a One-Mile Speed record of 272.109 mph on the beach at Daytona, Florida
Len Duncan won the AAA Midget race at the Miami Speedway, Miami, FL .
Sonny McDaniel won the USAC Midget race at the Fort Pierce Speedway, Fort Pierce, FL .
Junior Johnson and Johnny Rutherford won the 100 mile NASCAR GN qualifying races at Daytona International Speedway. The relatively unknown Rutherford had run a record 165.183 mph in the Smokey Yunick Chevy and beat Rex White's Chevy by 3 car lengths in winning race 2, his first GN start.
Pete Hamilton drives a Petty Enterprises Plymouth Superbird to victory in the Daytona 500.
Johnny Parsons won the 100-lap USAC Midget race at the San Jose Speedway, San Jose, CA.
Mel Kenyon won the 100-lap USAC Midget race at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA .
Johnny Coy Sr. wins the TQ Midget feature at the indoor Atlantic City Convention Hall.
Larry Foyt... Born ... Raced in NASCAR and IRL . He is the grandson and adopted son of A. J. Foyt, and the older brother of A. J. Foyt IV. He also drove in the 2004, 2005, and the 2006 Indianapolis 500 for A. J. Foyt Enterprises.