Duke Nalon ... Born ... AAA midget, sprint and Indy car racer .
Ken Nichols... Born ... USAC driver
Lonnie Caruthers... Born ... USAC midget racer 1970's. Cousin to Jimmy & Danny Caruthers.
Bobby Ball won the 100-mile AAA midget race at Bay Meadows Speedway in San Mateo, CA., before 7,314 satisfied customers, with Sam Hanks finishing second. A remarkable, 33-driver field, starting three abreast, in 11 rows, after the Indianapolis fashion. Ball averaged 80.46 mph. A surprise third was Bob Carroll, ahead of a whole raft of notables: Bill Vukovich was fourth, Troy Ruttman sixth, Tony Bettenhausen seventh, Cal Niday eighth, Manny Ayulo tenth, Rodger Ward 11th and Allen Heath 12th. Farther back in the pack: Bob Gregg, 13th; Joe Garson, 14th; Jim Rigsby, 17th; Gordy Reid, 18th (he had been fast qualifier at 40.42, or 89.06 mph); Jack Turner, 19th; Clark (Shorty) Templeman, 20th; Ray Crawford 22nd; Andy Linden, 24th; Joe James, 25th; Johnny Parsons, 26th; Bob Christie, 27th; Dempsey Wilson, 30th; Jack McGrath, 31st; Duane Carter, 32nd.
Lee Petty wins a 200-lap race on the half-mile dirt track of Concord (N.C.) Speedway. Or does he? Curtis Turner thinks he finishes first. Some accounts say Turner leads the entire race, but scorecards indicate Petty is the winner. Who's right? Four days later Petty is declared the winner, his first of a season-high seven wins on the way to his second of three points championships.
Cale Yarborough wins the Carolina 500 over David Pearson at the North Carolina Speedway , Rockingham, NC.
Tony Gulotta... Died ... AAA driver, raced in 13 Indy 500's with a best finish of 3rd in 1927
Terry Labonte wins the Goodwrench 500 over Harry Gant at the North Carolina Speedway , Rockingham, NC.
Randy Anderson sets NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car national record of 253.73 mph at Texas Motorplex.
Rusty Wallace wins the Pontiac Excitement 400 over Geoffrey Bodine at the Richmond International Raceway , Richmond, VA.
Matt Kenseth wins the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 over Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway , Las Vegas, NV.
Louie Unser... Died ... He was the twin brother of Jerry Unser, who in 1958 became the first of the famed racing family to qualify for the Indy 500. Louie served as chief mechanic for Jerry in that race and handled the same duties for younger brother Al Unser's 500 debut in 1965.