Rich Vogler ... Born ... USAC Midget and Sprint Car driver. Inductee in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. First to win both the USAC Sprint Car and Midget Championships in the same season. His 134 wins (95 Midget, 35 Sprint, and four Silver Crown wins) in national events is second only to A. J. Foyt's 169. Vogler had 170 total USAC wins, and won over 200 "outlaw" (non-USAC) midget races. He had five starts at Indy, with a best finish of eighth in 1989 driving a Penske. In the last race of his life, July 21, 1990, during an ESPN "Saturday Night Thunder" national broadcast, he was killed while leading a sprint car race at the Salem (IN) Speedway with a little over a lap remaining. He was posthumously declared the winner.
Doug Wolfgang ... Born ... He spent nearly twenty years criss-crossing the country as one of the world's greatest race car drivers.
Curtis Turner is reinstated by NASCAR, after a 4 year ban for trying to organize a drivers union.
Al Unser drove his Johnny Lightning Ford powered Colt to victory in the 150 mile USAC Championship race on the Indianapolis Raceway Park 1.875-mile paved road course. Mark Donohue was second followed by Gordon Johncock, John Cannon and Wally Dallenbach.
Bill Elliott won the NASCAR Winston Cup Talladega 500 over Davey Allison at the Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL.