Tommy Milton drove the Durant Special to victory in a 50 mile AAA Championship race on the 1.25 mile board Los Angeles Motor Speedway. Earlier, Milton, Pietro Bordino, Frank Elliott and Jimmy Murphy all won 25 mile races. All races counted for AAA points.
Cale Yarborough took the first superspeedway win of his career, driving the Wood Brothers Ford to an easy victory in the NASCAR GN 'Atlanta 500' at Atlanta International Raceway. Mario Andretti made a daring pass for the lead on lap 152, only to blow a tire and hit the wall 6 laps later. After a long pit stay, Andretti returned only to hit the wall again. Dick Hutcherson finished 2nd, a lap and half behind Yarborough.
Fred Lorenzen, the first stock car driver to win $100,000 in a single season, retired on this day.
Tom Sneva drove his McLaren-Cosworth to victory in the 200 mile USAC Indy Car race on the 2 mile banked Texas World Speedway.