Lee Petty, driving the Petty Enterprises 1954 Chrysler, won the 200 lap Grand National race over Buck Baker and Dick Rathmann at the 1/2 mile dirt Sharon Speedway, Sharon, PA.
Lloyd Ruby won the 50 lap USAC Midget race at the Dayton Speedway, Dayton, OH.
Wally Dallenbach, Jr.... Born ... A former NASCAR Winston Cup driver. He competed in 226 Winston Cup races from 1991 to 2001, but had only 23 top 10 finishes and no wins. The son of legendary open wheel racer and former CART chief steward, Wally Dallenbach, Sr., Wally Jr. is also an accomplished road racer. Aside from NASCAR, Wally has raced in SCCA Trans-Am, IMSA Camel GT, CART, and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.