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  • 1. 

    Who is the manufacturer of the vehicle that 2004 NASCAR driver Ricky Craven uses?

    • A.

      Chevrolet

    • B.

      Pontiac

    • C.

      Ford

    • D.

      Dodge

    Correct Answer
    A. Chevrolet
    Explanation
    Ricky Craven, a NASCAR driver in 2004, used a Chevrolet vehicle.

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  • 2. 

    Who was the first NASCAR Winston Cup Series rookie to qualify on the front row for a Daytona 500?

    • A.

      Rusty Wallace

    • B.

      Jeff Gordon

    • C.

      Marshall Teague

    • D.

      Davey Allison

    Correct Answer
    D. Davey Allison
    Explanation
    Davey Allison was the first NASCAR Winston Cup Series rookie to qualify on the front row for a Daytona 500.

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  • 3. 

    Who was awarded the 1989 USAC Midget Rookie of the Year Award?

    • A.

      Scott Wimmer

    • B.

      Tony Stewart

    • C.

      Jeff Gordon

    • D.

      Terry Labonte

    Correct Answer
    C. Jeff Gordon
    Explanation
    Jeff Gordon was awarded the 1989 USAC Midget Rookie of the Year Award. This recognition is given to the top-performing rookie driver in the United States Auto Club (USAC) Midget racing series. Gordon's exceptional performance and achievements during his rookie season earned him this prestigious award.

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  • 4. 

    Who invented the term "horsepower"?

    • A.

      Henry Ford

    • B.

      Thomas Edison

    • C.

      Ben Franklin

    • D.

      James Watt

    Correct Answer
    D. James Watt
    Explanation
    James Watt is credited with inventing the term "horsepower" to measure the power output of steam engines. He observed that horses in coal mines could lift a certain amount of coal in a certain amount of time, and he used this as a reference point to quantify the power of his steam engines. The term "horsepower" has since become widely used in the field of engineering to describe the power output of various machines and engines.

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  • 5. 

    At which track was the first race won by "Fireball" Roberts?

    • A.

      Atlanta Motor Speedway

    • B.

      Michigan International Speedway

    • C.

      Chicagoland Speedway

    • D.

      Darlington Raceway

    Correct Answer
    A. Atlanta Motor Speedway
    Explanation
    "Fireball" Roberts won his first race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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  • 6. 

    At which track did Jeff Gordon take the first checkered flag?

    • A.

      California Speedway

    • B.

      Richmond Raceway Complex

    • C.

      Dover Downs International Speedway

    • D.

      Michigan International Speedway

    Correct Answer
    A. California Speedway
    Explanation
    Jeff Gordon took the first checkered flag at California Speedway.

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  • 7. 

    Which track is known as "White Lightning"?

    • A.

      Dover Downs International Speedway

    • B.

      Richmond Raceway Complex

    • C.

      Las Vegas Motor Speedway

    • D.

      Kansas Speedway

    Correct Answer
    A. Dover Downs International Speedway
    Explanation
    Dover Downs International Speedway is known as "White Lightning" because of its white surface. The track is made of concrete and its white color gives it the nickname. This track is located in Dover, Delaware and hosts various racing events including NASCAR races.

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  • 8. 

    Which track has a 450-foot-long pedestrian tunnel?

    • A.

      Chicagoland Speedway

    • B.

      Atlanta Motor Speedway

    • C.

      Kansas Speedway

    • D.

      Dover Downs International Speedway

    Correct Answer
    C. Kansas Speedway
    Explanation
    Kansas Speedway has a 450-foot-long pedestrian tunnel.

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  • 9. 

    Which was the first completely new superspeedway built in the southwest U.S. in more than 20 years?

    • A.

      Infineon Raceway

    • B.

      Kansas Speedway

    • C.

      Las Vegas Motor Speedway

    • D.

      California Speedway

    Correct Answer
    C. Las Vegas Motor Speedway
    Explanation
    Las Vegas Motor Speedway is the correct answer because it was the first completely new superspeedway built in the southwest U.S. in more than 20 years. This means that there were no other superspeedways built in the region during that time period, making Las Vegas Motor Speedway the first of its kind in over two decades.

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  • 10. 

    Which track was developed on the site of the old Bryar Motorsports Park?

    • A.

      New Hampshire International Speedway

    • B.

      Pocono Raceway

    • C.

      Richmond Raceway Complex

    • D.

      Martinsville Speedway

    Correct Answer
    A. New Hampshire International Speedway
    Explanation
    The correct answer is New Hampshire International Speedway. This is because the question asks which track was developed on the site of the old Bryar Motorsports Park, and the New Hampshire International Speedway is the only option that fits this description. The other options, Pocono Raceway, Richmond Raceway Complex, and Martinsville Speedway, are not located on the site of the old Bryar Motorsports Park.

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  • 11. 

    Which track was carved out of the foothills of the Estrella Mountains?

    • A.

      Phoenix International Raceway

    • B.

      Taos International Speedway

    • C.

      Martinsville Speedway

    • D.

      Richmond Raceway Complex

    Correct Answer
    A. Phoenix International Raceway
    Explanation
    Phoenix International Raceway is the correct answer because it is the only option that mentions a specific location, the Estrella Mountains. This suggests that the track was carved out of the foothills of these mountains. The other options do not provide any information about their location or how they were created.

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  • 12. 

    How long is the Bristol Motor Speedway?

    • A.

      1.5-Mile Tri-Oval

    • B.

      .526-Mile Paperclip-Shaped

    • C.

      1.5 Miles D-Shaped Tri-Oval

    • D.

      0.533 Miles

    Correct Answer
    D. 0.533 Miles
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 0.533 miles. This indicates that the length of the Bristol Motor Speedway is 0.533 miles.

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  • 13. 

    Which of these describes the Phoenix International Raceway?

    • A.

      1 Mile Oval With A 1.6 Mile Road Course

    • B.

      1.54 Mile Oval

    • C.

      1 Mile Tri-Oval

    • D.

      1.5-Mile Quad Oval

    Correct Answer
    C. 1 Mile Tri-Oval
    Explanation
    The Phoenix International Raceway is described as a 1 Mile Tri-Oval. This means that the raceway has an oval shape with a length of 1 mile and three distinct turns. The term "tri-oval" indicates that the raceway has a triangular shape with rounded corners, allowing for high-speed racing and exciting competition.

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  • 14. 

    What year did the Atlanta Motor Speedway open?

    • A.

      1997

    • B.

      1969

    • C.

      1968

    • D.

      1960

    Correct Answer
    D. 1960
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1960. This means that the Atlanta Motor Speedway opened in the year 1960.

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  • 15. 

    What year did the Bristol Motor Speedway open?

    • A.

      1969

    • B.

      1946

    • C.

      1961

    • D.

      2001

    Correct Answer
    C. 1961
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1961. This means that the Bristol Motor Speedway opened in the year 1961.

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  • 16. 

    What year did the Lowe's Motor Speedway open?

    • A.

      1964

    • B.

      1996

    • C.

      1959

    • D.

      1968

    Correct Answer
    C. 1959
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1959. This is the year that the Lowe's Motor Speedway opened.

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  • 17. 

    What year did the Darlington Raceway open?

    • A.

      1959

    • B.

      1971

    • C.

      1997

    • D.

      1950

    Correct Answer
    D. 1950
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1950. This is the year that the Darlington Raceway opened.

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  • 18. 

    What year did the Dover Downs International Speedway open?

    • A.

      1959

    • B.

      1968

    • C.

      1969

    • D.

      1996

    Correct Answer
    C. 1969
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1969. This suggests that the Dover Downs International Speedway opened in the year 1969.

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  • 19. 

    What year did the Infineon Raceway open?

    • A.

      1996

    • B.

      1969

    • C.

      1997

    • D.

      1968

    Correct Answer
    D. 1968
    Explanation
    Infineon Raceway opened in 1968.

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  • 20. 

    What year did the Martinsville Speedway open?

    • A.

      1996

    • B.

      1997

    • C.

      1947

    • D.

      1946

    Correct Answer
    C. 1947
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1947. This is the year when the Martinsville Speedway opened.

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  • 21. 

    What year did the Michigan International Speedway open?

    • A.

      1969

    • B.

      1961

    • C.

      1968

    • D.

      1959

    Correct Answer
    C. 1968
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1968. This is the year when the Michigan International Speedway opened.

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  • 22. 

    What year did the Phoenix International Raceway open?

    • A.

      1947

    • B.

      1969

    • C.

      1964

    • D.

      1968

    Correct Answer
    C. 1964
    Explanation
    The Phoenix International Raceway opened in 1964.

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  • 23. 

    What was the original name of the Richmond International Raceway?

    • A.

      Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway

    • B.

      Richmond Ring

    • C.

      Atlantic Rural Exposition

    • D.

      Strawberry Hill

    Correct Answer
    D. Strawberry Hill
    Explanation
    Strawberry Hill was the original name of the Richmond International Raceway.

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  • 24. 

    Charles Moneypenny, designer of the Daytona Speedway, also designed which track?

    • A.

      Kansas Speedway

    • B.

      Infineon Raceway

    • C.

      Talladega Superspeedway

    • D.

      Michigan International Speedway

    Correct Answer
    D. Michigan International Speedway
    Explanation
    Charles Moneypenny, the designer of the Daytona Speedway, also designed the Michigan International Speedway.

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  • 25. 

    What track is within 200 miles of 60 million people?

    • A.

      Darlington Raceway

    • B.

      Pocono Raceway

    • C.

      Talladega Superspeedway

    • D.

      California Speedway

    Correct Answer
    B. Pocono Raceway
    Explanation
    Pocono Raceway is the correct answer because it is located in Pennsylvania, which is within a 200-mile radius of major metropolitan areas such as New York City and Philadelphia. These cities alone have a population of over 60 million people, making Pocono Raceway the track that is within 200 miles of 60 million people.

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  • 26. 

    What track in 1999 did the International Speedway Corporation buy from Paul Sawyer?

    • A.

      Atlanta Motor Speedway

    • B.

      Richmond Raceway Complex

    • C.

      New Hampshire International Speedway

    • D.

      Phoenix International Raceway

    Correct Answer
    B. Richmond Raceway Complex
    Explanation
    In 1999, the International Speedway Corporation acquired the Richmond Raceway Complex from Paul Sawyer.

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  • 27. 

    In which film did Jeff Gordon appear?

    • A.

      Jerry Maguire

    • B.

      Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

    • C.

      Any Given Sunday

    • D.

      Looney Tunes: Back In Action

    Correct Answer
    D. Looney Tunes: Back In Action
    Explanation
    Jeff Gordon appeared in the film "Looney Tunes: Back In Action".

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  • 28. 

    Who did most of Tom Cruise's stunt driving in the movie "Days of Thunder"?

    • A.

      Rusty Wallace

    • B.

      Jeff Gordon

    • C.

      Greg Sacks

    • D.

      Dale Earnhardt

    Correct Answer
    C. Greg Sacks
    Explanation
    Greg Sacks did most of Tom Cruise's stunt driving in the movie "Days of Thunder".

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  • 29. 

    Who wrote the book "True Speed: My Racing Life"?

    • A.

      Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    • B.

      Rusty Wallace

    • C.

      Tony Stewart

    • D.

      Jeff Gordon

    Correct Answer
    C. Tony Stewart
    Explanation
    Tony Stewart wrote the book "True Speed: My Racing Life".

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  • 30. 

    Who wrote the book "Lifetime Going Around in Circles"?

    • A.

      Dale Earnhardt

    • B.

      Davey Allison

    • C.

      Kyle Petty

    • D.

      Darrell Waltrip

    Correct Answer
    D. Darrell Waltrip
    Explanation
    Darrell Waltrip wrote the book "Lifetime Going Around in Circles".

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