Neil Bonnett ... Born ... NASCAR driver who compiled 18 victories and 20 poles over his 18-year career and died from injuries suffered in a practice crash at Daytona in 1994. He was part of the famous "Alabama Gang". Bonnett was inducted into the National Motorsports Press Association's Hall of Fame in 1997, was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2001 and was named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998.
Mario Andretti won the Langhorne 150 USAC Championship race on the 1 mile paved Langhorne Speedway in Langhorne, PA. Gordon Johncock finished second followed by Bobby Unser, Wally Dallenbach and Jim McElreath.
Darrell Waltrip won the NASCAR Winston Cup Coca-Cola 500 over David Pearson at the Pocono Raceway, Pocono, PA.
Terry Labonte won the NASCAR Winston Cup DieHard 500 over Darrell Waltrip at the Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL.