Al Unser... Born ... Al is the younger brother of Bobby Unser and father of Al Unser, Jr. He is the second of three men to have won the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race four times, the fourth of five to have won the race in consecutive years, and is the only person to have both a sibling (Bobby) and child (Al Jr.) as fellow winners. Al's brother Jerry and nephews Johnny and Robby have also competed in the 500.
Ken Schrader ... Born ... USAC and NASCAR driver.
Eddie Sachs won the first feature of the Night Before the 500 AAA Midget races and Forrest Parker won the second feature at the West 16th Street Speedway, Indianapolis, IN.
Richard Petty won the World 600 over David Pearson at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC.
A.J. Foyt, driving the Gilmore Racing Team #14 entry, won the Indy 500 Classic. Janet Guthrie, the first woman to qualify for the Indy 500, started 26th and finished 29th.
Tom Sneva won the Indianapolis 500.
Neil Bonnett won the World 600 over Richard Petty at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC.