Bobby Allison drove his Ranier Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo to victory as the NASCAR Grand National season opened with the Western 500 at Riverside International Raceway. The race was the last allowing full sized 115 inch wheelbase cars, beginning with Daytona all cars would be downsized to 110 inch wheelbase maximum. Darrell Waltrip made his first start for Junior Johnson Racing as did Ricky Rudd with DiGard Racing.
Bryan Clauson won the opening night (Tuesday) qualifying feature of the 25th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at the Tulsa Expo Raceway, Tulsa, OK. Michael Pickens was second followed by Jon Stanbrough, Jonathan Beason, Brad Kuhn, Caleb Armstrong, Tony Roney, Mike Hess, Ricky Stenhouse and Jac Haudenschild.
Christopher Bell won the third night Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals feature at the Tulsa Expo Raceway, Tulsa, OK. Shane Golobic finished second followed by Chase Johnson, Tracy Hines, Caleb Armstrong, Ryan Bernal, Billy Pauch Jr, Tyler Edwards, Tim Crawley and Jerry Coons Jr..
Rico Abreu won the third night feature of the 37th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at the Tulsa Expo Raceway, Tulsa, OK. Making the move for the lead through the final two turns, Rico Abreu, threw the Hoosiers on the cushion and shot past Mitchel Moles for his eighth career Chili Bowl preliminary victory. Mitchel Moles was second followed by Brent Crews, Blake Hahn, Kevin Thomas Jr, Ricky Thornton Jr, Taylor Reimer, Thomas Meseraull, Jake Swanson and Trey Gropp.