Don Yenko, a 36 year old Chevrolet dealer from Canonsburg, PA, drove his Chevrolet Camaro to victory in the NASCAR Grand Touring 'Citrus 250' on the 3.81 mile combined oval/road course at Daytona International Speedway. Yenko also won the pole ahead of pre-race favorites Parnelli Jones and Lloyd Ruby.
Dave Marcis stayed out during a caution while the leaders pitted and was at the head of the pack 5 laps later when rain stopped the NASCAR GN 'Richmond 400' after 250 laps at Richmond, VA. It was Marcis' first win in almost six years and his 6th career GN win. Marcis only led the last 5 laps in his Chevrolet Malibu from his own shop. Joe Ruttman appeared headed to his first career win when he blew a left rear tire and spun off turn 4 to cause what proved to be the final caution.
Neil Bonnett won the NASCAR Winston Cup race at the Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond, VA. Ricky Rudd finished second followed by Richard Petty, Darrell Waltrip and Sterling Marlin.