Mario Andretti won the 50 lap USAC Sprint Car race at the Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH.
Bill Elliott won the NASCAR Winston Cup Southern 500 over Rusty Wallace at the Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC.
Jan Opperman... Died ... Race car driver known as "The King of the Outlaws". Two-time starter of the Indianapolis 500, finishing 21st in 1974 and 16th in 1976. Jan Opperman was a larger-than-life dirt track racing legend who stormed on the scene in the late 1960s, dominated sprint car circuits throughout the 1970s and helped define the Outlaw movement.