Johnny Rutherford won the 250 mile Atlanta 250 USAC Indy Car race at the 1.5 mile paved oval Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA. Mario Andretti was second followed by Billy Foster, Jim Hurtubise and Chuck Rodee.
Richard Petty became the first NASCAR driver to win over $1 million in a career when he won the Dixie 500 at Atlanta, GA. It was also the 551st start in his NASCAR professional career.
A.J. Foyt won the Texas 150 USAC Stock Car race at the 2 mile paved oval Texas World Speedway, College Station, TX. Sal Tovella was second followed by Larry Moore, Terry Ryan and Bay Darnell.
Richard Petty won the NASCAR Winston Cup Purolator 500 over Buddy Baker at the Pocono Raceway, Pocono, PA.
Darrell Waltrip won the NASCAR Winston Cup Talladega 500 over Buddy Baker at the Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL.