Mauri Rose ... Born ... Rose won the INDY 500 three times; 1941, 1947 and 1948. He was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1994, and Motorsports of Hall of Fame of America in 1996. Rose began his driving career at a Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, board track on July 4, 1927, before making his way to Indianapolis in 1932, where he would eventually drive the “Indy 500 15 times.
Sam Posey ... Born ... American racecar driver who raced in Cam Am, Trans Am, USAC Champ Cars and Formula One. He also competed in a single NASCAR Grand National (predecessor to Nextel Cup) event, the first race of the 1970 series, held on the Riverside International Raceway road race course in Riverside, California. Posey went on to become an auto racing commentator and broadcast journalist.
Dick Gaines won the Little 500 Sprint Car race over Bobby Black, Butch Wilkerson, Jim Murphy and Jeff Bloom at the Anderson Speedway , Anderson,IN
Billy Wilkerson won the CRA Sprint Car race over Don Hamilton, Don Hawley, Clark Templeman and Lee Robinson at the Ascot Park Speedway , Gardena,CA
Harry Benjamin won the Don Gillette Memorial URC Sprint Car race over Bill Schroth, Carl Bergkvist, Bill Wentz Jr and Monty Wernett at the Fonda Speedway , Fonda, NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
Jan Opperman won the Super Sprint Car race over Dub May, Gus Linder, Garry Gollub and Ted Wise at the Jennerstown Speedway, Jennerstown,PA
Danny Sullivan, forever known as the "spin and win," turns near-disaster into the biggest day of his career. Sullivan spins on lap 120 trying to pass Mario Andretti but somehow keeps his car off the wall. Twenty laps later, Sullivan tries again in the same place and completes the pass and win the Indianapolis 500.
Darrel Waltrip won the World 600 over Harry Gant at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
Rick Mears won the Indianapolis 500. This was also the first Indy 500 with a Japanese driver (Hiro Matsushita), African-American driver (Willy T. Ribbs), and four members of the same family (Mario, Michael, Jeff, and John Andretti). And the last Indy 500 for A.J. Foyt Jr.
Davey Allison won the Coca-Cola 600 over Ken Schrader at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
Robbie Stanley ... Died ... Robbie was the All-Stars Circuit of Champions sprint car titleist in 1990, then moved on to USAC where he collected three straight USAC National sprint car championships from 1991, 1992, and 1993, and was on his way to a fourth when his career was cut short in a fatal accident in a USAC sprint car event in Winchester, Indiana, on May 26, 1994.
Chad Hollenbeck won the Johnny Grum Memorial Late Model race over Jeff Rine at the Bedford Speedway , Bedford, PA
Danny Dietrich won the 25-lap Sprint Car race at the Williams Grove Speedway , Mechanicsburg, PA. Freddie Rahmer was second followed by Lance Dewease, Dale Blaney and Greg Hodnett. In the PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint feature it was Mark Watkins for the win followed by Stephanie Dodson, Scott Ellerman, Colby Dice, Cale Reigle, Kyle Ganoe, Dave Brown, Ken Duke Jr, , Tommy Carberry and Darren Miller.
Andy Bachetti won the Modified feature over Alan Barker at the Afton Motorsports Park , Afton, NY.
Kody Swanson won the 100-lap USAC Silver Crown race at the Lucas Oil Raceway , Brownsburg, IN.
Chris Windom won the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Tony Hulman Classic at the Terre Haute Action Track, Terre Haute, IN, Kyle Cummins was second followed by Brady Bacon, Kevin Thomas Jr. and Justin Grant. Click to watch the feature highlights video.