Masten Gregory... Born ... Masten Gregory was born in Kansas City, Missouri and raced in Formula One between 1957 and 1965, participating in 43 World Championship races, and numerous non-Championship races.
Marion Trexler... Died ... AAA driver
Richard Petty wins the only Cup race run on February 29 (leap day), winning the Carolina 500 at Rockingham by two laps over Darrell Waltrip. Finishing 33rd in his first Cup race is a 20-year-old rookie named Bill Elliott. Elliott, who is not quite Awesome Bill from Dawsonville, completes 32 of 492 laps before engine problems end his day. Finishing 23rd that day: Richard Childress.