Jochen Rindt... Born ... Rindt was a German-Austrian racing driver. He is the only driver to posthumously win the Formula One World Drivers' Championship (in 1970), after being killed in practice for the Italian Grand Prix. Away from Formula One Rindt was highly successful in other single-seat formulae, as well as sports car racing. In 1965 he won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, driving a Ferrari 250LM in partnership with American Masten Gregory.
Herb Thomas dived underneath his brother Donald with 34 laps to go and held on to win the 100 mile NASCAR Grand National race on the 1 mile dirt Orange Speedway in Hillsboro, North Carolina. Donald was leading on lap 65 when he had to swerve around a flipping car. Running several lengths behind, Herb used the opportunity to grab the lead. The brothers Hudson Hornets ran nose to tail the remaining laps with Herb edging Donald by a car length.
Junior Johnson, taking the lead when a blown tire sent Marvin Panch into the wall with 11 laps to go, won the NASCAR GN 'Gwyn Staley Memorial' on the .625 mile paved North Wilkesboro Speedway in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Johnson had led a total of 345 laps when he made an unscheduled stop for a tire change on lap 370. Panch then took a comfortable lead in the Wood Brothers Ford until a tire blew and he hit the wall on lap 389. Johnson moved his Ford back out front and led to the checkered, finishing 7 seconds ahead of Bobby Johns in a Holman-Moody Ford.
Jud Larson drove the A.J. Watson #2 Offy car to victory in the USAC Sprint Car feature on the high banked 1/2 mile dirt Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.
Bobby Isaac won the 100 mile NASCAR GN race on the 1/2 mile dirt Columbia Speedway in Columbia, South Carolina. It was Isaac's first win since February 1964. Isaac took the lead on lap 15 and led the rest of the way. Isaac's lead was so great that on lap 138, he ran out of gas and coasted to the pits without losing the lead. Charlie Glotzbach got around James Hylton late in the race to take 2nd as Dodges swept the top 4 spots. Richard Petty earned no points for his 5th place finish as he failed to submit written entries for the second straight race.
Alex Bowman won the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway, Richmond, VA. Denny Hamlin was second followed by Joey Logano, Christopher Bell and Martin Truex Jr.
Alex Palou won the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst NTT INDYCAR SERIES race. Will Power was second .4016 seconds behind the winner Scott Dixon was third followed by Pato O'Ward and Sebastien Bourdais. On lap 10 seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson spun in the No. 48 Carvana Chip Ganassi Racing Honda. Johnson recovered to finish 19th in his eagerly anticipated INDYCAR debut.
Anthony Macri won the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 410 Race at the Bedford Speedway, Bedford, Pa.. Rico Abreu was second followed by Paul McMahan, Cory Eliason and Kyle Reinhardt. Click to watch the feature highlights video.