Eddie Rickenbacker bought the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from Carl Fisher and Jim Allison for about $700,000.
Johnny Mantz won the AAA sanctioned Milwaukee 100 race at The Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, Wisconsin. Emil Andres was second followed by Ted Horn, Rex Mays and Lee Wallard.
Roy Prosser won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Algona Raceway, Algona, IA.
Leroy Warriner won the AAA Midget race at the Cincinnati Race Bowl, Cincinnati,OH.
Leon DeRock won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Steele County Speedway, Owatonna, MN.
Jimmy Campbell won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Jackson Speedway, Jackson, MN.
Deb Snyder won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Springfield, MO.
Bill Holland won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race over Tommy Hinnershitz at the Bedford Speedway, Bedford, PA.
Pat OConnor won the AAA Sprint Car race over Mike Nazaruk at the Illiana Motor Speedway, Schererville, IN.
Johnny Fedricks won the AAA Midget race at the Motor City Speedway, Detroit,MI.
Charlie Miller won the URC Sprint Car race at the Orange County Fair Speedway, Middletown, NY.
Larry Crockett won the AAA Sprint Car race over Mike Nazaruk at the Dayton Speedway, Dayton, OH.
Jimmy Campbell won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Hibbing Raceway, Hibbing, MN.
Robin Pemberton ... Born ... Pemberton was a crew chief for several NASCAR teams over 17 years, heading teams for Rusty Wallace, Mark Martin and Kyle Petty. Pemberton was field manager for Ford Racing immediately prior to being named VP of Competition for NASCAR in 2004.
Jud Larson won the IMCA Sprint Car race over Bobby Grim, Ed Loetscher, Jerry Blundy and Red Hoyle at the Algona Raceway, Algona,IA.
Johnny Pouelson won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Crawford County Speedway, Denison,IA.
Andy Petree ... Born ... A NASCAR veteran who has been a driver, car owner and two-time NASCAR NEXTEL Cup-winning crew chief for the late Dale Earnhardt, made his television debut in 2007 as an analyst on ESPN and ABC's multi-platform NASCAR coverage.
Chuck Weyant won the USAC Midget race at the Springfield Speedway, Springfield,IL.
Bob Wente won the USAC Midget race at the Illiana Motor Speedway, Schererville,IN.
Chuck Arnold won the ARDC Midget race at the West Haven Motordrome, West Haven,CT.
Pete Folse won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Springfield,MO.
Don Branson won the USAC Midget race at the Rockford Speedway, Rockford,IL.
Jimmy Davies won the USAC Midget race at the Lake Hill Speedway, St. Louis, MO.
Gordon Woolley won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the State Park Speedway, Wausau,WI.
Sam Schmidt ... Born ... A former Indy Racing League driver and current IRL and Indy Pro Series team owner. While testing in preparation for the 2000 season, Sam Schmidt suffered a crash at Walt Disney World Speedway that rendered him a quadriplegic.
Jud Larson won the USAC Sprint Car race over Mickey Rupp, A.J. Foyt, Don Branson and Bud Tingelstad at the Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown,PA.
Red Riegel won the URC Sprint Car race at the Bedford Speedway, Bedford,PA.
Jerry Richert won the IMCA Sprint Car race over Jim McCune, Greg Weld and Gordon Woolley at the Austin Fairgrounds, Austin,MN.
Mel Kenyon won the USAC Midget race at the Ionia Fairgrounds (1/2d), Lake Odessa,MI.
Russ Klar won the ARDC Midget race at the Freeport Speedway, Freeport,NY.
Don Horvath won the 100-lap USAC Midget race at the Kearney Bowl, Fresno,CA.
Don Gillette won the URC Sprint Car race at the Old Bridge Stadium, Old Bridge, NJ.
Joe Saldana won the Sprint Car race at the Lincoln Speedway, Lincoln,NE.
Johnny Rutherford won the USAC Sprint Car race over Don Branson, Roger McCluskey, Bobby Unser and Greg Weld at the Terre Haute Action Track, Terre Haute,IN.
Mike McGreevy won the 40-lap USAC Midget race at the Jackson Motor Speedway, Jackson, MI.
Bobby Unser won the USAC sanctioned Tony Bettenhausen 200 on the 1 Mile Paved Oval The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin. A.J. Foyt finished second followed by Gary Bettenhausen, Wally Dallenbach and George Snider.
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Jim Linder won the 50-lap open competition Sprint Car race at the Winchester Speedway in Winchester, IN. Butch Wilkerson finished second followed by Casey Jones, Dick Gaines and Benny Rapp.
Gerald Chamberlain won the Modified Stock Car race over Hal Browning and Harry Moore at the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway, Reading, PA.
Joy Fair won the ARCA Late Model Super Stock race over Joe Ruttman and Danny Byrd at the Toledo Speedway, Toledo, OH.
Smokey Snellbaker, driving the Roy Morral # 880, won the 25-lap Super Sprint Car race at the Hagerstown Raceway, Hagerstown, MD. Steve Smith was second followed by Bobby Allen, Kenny Weld and Johnny Grum.
Will Cagle won the Modified Stock Car race over Terry Edwards and Ed Ortiz at the Cayuga County Fair Speedway, Weedsport, NY.
Gordon Johncock won the USAC sanctioned Trenton 200 on the 1.5 Mile Paved Oval Trenton International Speedway in Trenton , New Jersey. Al Unser finished second followed by Tom Sneva, Wally Dallenbach and Mike Mosley.
George Snider won the USAC sanctioned Tony Bettenhausen 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois. Larry Rice finished second followed by Jim McElreath, Jack Hewitt and Joe Saldana.
Mark Martin won the NASCAR Winston Cup Champion 400 over Morgan Shepherd at the Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI.