Cale Yarborough routed the field, winning the NASCAR GN 'Southeastern 500' at Bristol International Speedway by 7 laps. Yarborough put his Junior Johnson Chevy on the pole and led 495 of the 500 laps. Dick Brooks finished 2nd in the Donlevy Ford with Richard Petty's Dodge 9 laps back in 3rd.
Bob Cicconi won the ARDC Midget race at the New Egypt Speedway, New Egypt, NJ.
Gordon Johncock drove a Wildcat to victory in the CART Indy Car race at Atlanta, Georgia.
Darrell Waltrip won the NW Bank 400 over Bobby Allison at the North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC.
Ken Schrader won the USAC Sprint Car race at the Paragon Speedway, Paragon, IN.