A.J. Foyt won the "Yankee 250" stockcar race at Indianapolis Raceway Park, in Indianapolis, IN.
Davey Allison recorded his first NASCAR Winston Cup victory at the Winston 500 in Talladega, AL, driving his #28 Ford Thunderbird. Terry Labonte was second. Also on this day in 1987, while Davey won his first race, his father Bobby suffered a terrible crash in which his rear tire was pierced by a chunk of metal, causing his car to flip into the fence and almost into the grandstands at over 200 mph. After the crash, NASCAR mandated that all cars would carry carburetor plates to restrict the intake of their engines.