Dale Earnhardt, Sr.... Born... Earnhardt is known for his success in the Winston Cup Series, now known as the Sprint Cup Series. He won seventy-six races (including his only Daytona 500 victory in 1998), and his seven championships are tied for most all-time with Richard Petty. His highly aggressive driving style made him a fan favorite and earned him the nicknames "Ironhead", "Mr. Restrictor Plate", "The Man in Black" and most famously, "The Intimidator." Earnhardt died in a last-lap crash during the 2001 Daytona 500.
Dana Carter wins the USAC Sprint Car race over Joe Saldana, Marvin Carman, Tom Bigelow and Billy Cassella at the Columbus Motor Speedway, Columbus, OH.
Geoff Bodine scored his first career NASCAR GN win by taking the 500 lap race on the 1/2 mile Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, VA. It also marked the first GN victory for car owner Rick Hendrick. Bodine took the lead from Bobby Allison with 49 laps left and took his Chevy across the line 6 seconds ahead of Ron Bouchard's Jack Beebe Buick.
Danny Sullivan won over Scott Pruett and Rusty Wallace in the IROC race at the Nazareth Speedway at Nazareth, PA.
Doug Wolfgang won the World of Outlaws Sprint Car feature over Sammy Swindell, Keith Kauffman, Steve Kinser and Jeff Swindell, at the Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA.