Darrell Waltrip drove his Chevrolet past Donnie Allison's Chevrolet at the finish of the $156,185 Rebel 500 Grand National Stock Car race in Darlington, S.C. Waltrip averaged 128.817 mph on the 1.366-mile oval.
Mario Andretti, in a Lotus, won the U.S. Grand Prix West by .773 second over Niki Lauda, averaging 86.89 mph over the 2.02-mile course through downtown Long Beach, Calif. (page 28).
SKIING—HENRI DUVILLARD of France won the giant slalom from Hank Kashiwa at the Hawaiian Tropic championships to clinch his second straight world pro title.
STEEPLECHASE—Tommy Stack rode RED RUM to a record third victory in the Grand National at Aintree, England, beating Churchtown Boy by 25 lengths over the 30-fence, four-mile 856-yard course.
TENNIS—EDDIE DIBBS beat fellow New Yorker Vitas Gerulaitis 7-6, 6-7, 6-4 for $30,000 in the final of the WCT tournament in London.
Bjorn Borg earned $8,750 with a 6-4, 1-6, 6-2, 6-0 victory over Guillermo Vilas in the final of the Nice (France) Grand Prix.
Chris Evert defeated Billie Jean King 6-0, 6-1 for the $25,000 first prize in the Family Circle Magazine Cup tournament in Hilton Head, S.C. It was Evert's 106th consecutive clay-court triumph.
TRACK & FIELD—Texas freshman and Olympic relay gold medalist JOHNNY JONES ran the 100-meter dash in 9.9 at the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas. Jones' time equaled the world record held by nine sprinters. The ARIZONA STATE mile relay team of Clifton McKenzie (46.9), Gerald Burl (45.8), Tony Darden (45.1) and Herman Frazier (45.0) set a collegiate record of 3:02.8.
MILEPOSTS—HIRED: JIM KILLINGSWORTH, 50, as basketball coach at Oklahoma State. Killingsworth spent the last six seasons at Idaho State; his 1976-77 ISU team had a 25-5 record, including an upset over UCLA in the NCAA regionals.
RESIGNED: CATHY RUSH, 29, as women's basketball coach at Immaculata College in Immaculata, Pa. In seven years Rush's teams had a 149-15 record and won three national championships. The Mighty Macs finished fourth in this year's AIAW tournament.