Smokey Yunick... Born ... NASCAR and Indy mechanic and owner of the "Best Damn Garage in Town" in Daytona, Florida, died of leukemia at age 77.
Bud Moore ... Born ... NASCAR crew chief and car owner. During his 37 years as a car owner, he has achieved 63 wins, 43 poles and two NASCAR Grand National Division championships.
Peter Kreis... Died ... AAA driver from the 1920's & 30's. He and riding mechanic Robert Hahn were killed in a turn one accident while practicing for the 1934 Indianapolis 500.
Carl Scarborough won the AAA Sprint Car race at the Winchester Speedway, Winchester,IN.
Art Cross won the AAA Midget race at the Indianapolis Speedrome, Indianapolis,IN
Tex Keene drove his Mercury powered car to victory in a 150 lap NASCAR Speedway division race on the 1/2 mile dirt Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. Finishing 2nd, 7 laps behind Keene was Jack Smith in a Chrysler powered car with Buck Baker 3rd, another 7 laps back in his Cadillac powered machine. Frankie Schneider was 6th, Jiggs Peters 9th and Wally Campbell 16th. The second race for NASCAR's Champ Car division started 17 cars, but just 7 were running at the finish.
Bert Brooks won the ARDC Midget race at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA
Wayne Alspaugh won the Little 500 Sprint Car race over Ronnie Duman, Johnny White, Bud Tingelstad and Bill Kimmel at the Anderson Speedway , Anderson,IN
Vern Chamberlain won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Dakota State Fair Speedway, Huron,SD
Tony Bonadies won the ARDC Midget race at the Norwood Arena, Norwood, MA
Johnny White won the IMCA Little 500 Sprint Car race over Pete Folse, Arnie Knepper, Gordon Woolley and Al Smith at the Anderson Speedway , Anderson,IN
Bert Brooks won the ARDC Midget race at the Danbury Fairgrounds, Danbury,CT
Gene Goodling won the Super Modified race at the Lincoln Speedway, Hanover,PA
Bobby Gerhart won the Super Modified race over Bobby Abel, Roger Sowers, Bobby Hersh and Leroy Felty at the Susquehanna Speedway, Newberrytown,PA
Earl Halaquist won the URC Sprint Car race over Bill Brown and Jim Maguire at the Tioga Motorsports Park, Owego,NY
Karl Busson won the IMCA Little 500 Sprint Car race over Jerry Richert, Ray Wright, Darl Harrison and Jim Moughan at the Anderson Speedway , Anderson,IN
Earl Halaquist won the Don Gillette Memorial URC Sprint Car race at the Fonda Speedway , Fonda, NY
Russ Klar won the ARDC Midget race at the Hershey Stadium, Hershey,PA
Bobby Gerhart won the Super Sprint car race at the Lincoln Speedway, Hanover,PA
Ralph Quarterson won the Sprint car race over Frank Gorichky and Bill Banick at the Mercer Raceway Park, Mercer, PA
Lloyd Beckman won the Sprint Car race over Joe Saldana, Lonnie Jensen, Roy McCain and Frank Brennfoerder at the Eagle Raceway, Eagle,NE
Ray Dovel won the Super Sprint Car race over Elmer Ruby, Buddy Cochran, Ray Tilley and Don Davis at the Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown,MD
Tom Price won the URC Sprint Car race over Andy Brown, Walt Bettler, Joe Kelly and Earl Halaquist at the Nazareth Raceway, Nazareth,PA
Frank Gorichky won the Super Sprint Car race over Lynn Paxton, Bobby Allen, Mitch Smith and Red Arndt at the Susquehanna Speedway, Newberrytown,PA
Kenny Weld won the Super Sprint Car race over Bobby Allen, Jan Opperman, Lynn Paxton and Lou Blaney at the Millstream Speedway, Findlay,OH
Ralph Quarterson won the Sprint Car race over Buddy Cochran, Jerry Matus, Chuck Engstrom and Steve Ungar at the Lernerville Speedway, Sarver,PA
Steve Smith won the Super Sprint Car race over Jan Opperman, Kenny Weld, Johnny Grum and Dub May at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA
Larry Dickson won the Little 500 Sprint Car race over Ron Semelka, Ron Fisher, Jim Hines and Rocky Fisher at the Anderson Speedway , Anderson,IN
Buck Buckley won the Don Gillette Memorial URC Sprint Car race at the Fonda Speedway , Fonda, NY
Bobby Albert won the SMRC Midget race over Lou Fray, George Weiser, Sonny Saunders and Midge Miller at the Freeport Speedway, Freeport,NY
Tommy Astone won the USAC Night Before The 500 Midget race over Mel Kenyon, Sammy Sessions, Mike Ryan and Rich Vogler at the Indianapolis Raceway Park, Indianapolis,IN
Jim Shampine won all 3 of the Triple 33 races over Nolan Swift who finished second in all 3 races at the Oswego Speedway , Oswego,NY
Lynn Paxton won the KARS Super Sprint Car race over Kramer Williamson, Mike Lloyd, Roger Larson and Garry Gollub at the Selinsgrove Speedway, Selinsgrove,PA
Smokey Snellbaker won the Super Sprint Car race over Barry Camp, Gary Howsare, Leroy Felty and Johnny Grum at the Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal,PA
Bobby Unser won the Indianapolis 500
Richard Petty won the World 600 over Cale Yarborough at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
Van May won the ARDC Midget race over Drew Fornoro, Joe Gimpel, Johnny Hubbard and Leigh Earnshaw at the Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville,PA
Bobby Weaver won the KARS Super Sprint Car race over Paul Pitzer, Lynn Paxton, Smokey Snellbaker and Kramer Williamson at the East Windsor Speedway, Hightstown,NJ
Jimmy Winks won the URC Carl Bergkvist Memorial Sprint Car race over Harry Benjamin and Bill Schroth at the Cayuga County Speedway , Weedsport, NY
Tom Bigelow, Bubby Jones and Billy Cassella each won the Triple 33's USAC Sprint Car races at the Indiana State Fairgrounds,Indianapolis,IN.
Johnny Rutherford claims his third Indy win, then provides a taxi service to a fellow driver. Rookie Tim Richmond, who would go on to have a successful NASCAR career, runs out of fuel on the final lap. So Rutherford interrupts his victory lap and invites Richmond to hop onto the sidepod for a ride back to his pit.
Benny Parsons won the World 600 over Darrell Waltrip at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
A.J. Foyt IV... Born ... Grandson of A.J. Foyt Jr. He competed in the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series and briefly in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, then called the Busch Series.
Dale Earnhardt won the Coca-Cola 600 over Tim Richmond at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
Arie Luyendyk won the Indianapolis 500
Jeff Gordon won the Coca-Cola 600 over Rusty Wallace at the Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
Gil de Ferran won the Indianapolis 500
Jimmie Johnson won the Coca-Cola 600 over Matt Kenseth at the Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, NC