Paul Goldsmith drove his Smokey Yunick Ford to victory in the 250 lap NASCAR Grand National race at the Greensboro Agricultural Fairgrounds 1/3 mile dirt track in Greensboro, North Carolina. Jack Smith's factory backed Chevrolet finished 5 seconds behind in second. Under pressure from the manufacturers association, Bill France banned superchargers and fuel injection. Both had been legal because they were available to the public.
Jim Hurtubise drove to victory in the USAC Sprint Car feature over Don Branson, Bobby Marshman, Chuck Hulse and Roger McCluskey, at the New Bremen Speedway, New Bremen, OH.
Harry Gant won the Sovran Bank 500 over Ricky Rudd at the Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA.
Bob Cicconi drove to victory in the USAC Sprint Car feature over Gary Bettenhausen, Steve Butler, Wayne Hammond and Andy Hillenburg at the Lebanon I-44 Speedway (3/8p), Lebanon, MO.
Jeff Gordon drove to victory in the USAC Midget feature over Hank Butcher, Sleepy Tripp, Bob Davison and Stan Fox at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena, CA.
Dale Earnhardt won the Hanes 500 over Kyle Petty at the Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA.