Herb Thomas was leading when darkness forced the NASCAR Grand National race at Central City Speedway in Macon, Georgia to be flagged after 198 of 300 scheduled laps. Jack Smith won the pole and led the first 186 laps on the muddy track before his Studebaker broke a wheel. Fonty Flock, still recovering from his dislocated shoulder, finished only a few lengths back in 2nd. Heavy rains forced a 3 hour delay. After the 1/2 mile dirt track was worked on, the 28 drivers voted on whether to start or not. The vote was 15 to 13 in favor of racing.
Mel Kenyon won the USAC Midget race over Bob Tattersall at the Asheville Motor Speedway, Asheville, NC.
Darrell Waltrip came back from a penalty to win the NASCAR GN 'Virginia 500' at Martinsville Speedway, as a new tire rule wreaked havoc. In an effort to cut costs, NASCAR imposed a 2 lap penalty for tire changes under caution. Leader Waltrip pitted before the green fell at the end of the day's 3rd caution, incurring a 2 lap penalty. The rule stated cars must take the green before pitting. "I just messed up" said Waltrip. Buddy Baker fell from contention after his right front tire went flat during a red for rain. When the race resumed under caution, Baker pitted and received a 2 lap penalty. On lap 342, Bobby Allison's efforts to stretch his tires ended when he blew a tire and hit the wall.
Drew Fornoro won the Non-Sanctioned Midget feature over Bob Cicconi, Gary Bettenhausen, Mike Favulli, Paul Stoehr and Jack Bertling, at the Pocono Raceway (3/4 mile track), Long Pond, PA.
Ricky Rudd won the Sovran Bank 500 over Joe Ruttman at the Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA.
Steve Kinser won the World of Outlaws Sprint Car feature over Sammy Swindell, Dave Blaney, Doug Wolfgang and Mark Kinser, at the Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA.
Russ Wood won the ISMA Super Modified feature over Bentley Warren at the Flemington Fair Speedway, Flemington, NJ.