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  • 1. 

    How many championships did Dale Earnhardt, Sr. win before he died?

    • A.

      17

    • B.

      26

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      7

    Correct Answer
    D. 7
    Explanation
    Dale Earnhardt, Sr. won a total of 7 championships before he died. This indicates that he achieved a significant level of success in his racing career.

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  • 2. 

    In auto racing, what does "banking" refer to?

    • A.

      The Slope Of The Racetrack

    • B.

      Bumping Another Racer's Car

    • C.

      Weaving In And Out Of Position

    • D.

      Tailgating

    Correct Answer
    A. The Slope Of The Racetrack
    Explanation
    "Banking" in auto racing refers to the slope or incline of the racetrack. This slope is designed to allow vehicles to take turns at higher speeds by providing additional support and reducing the risk of sliding off the track. The banking can vary in degree, with steeper banking allowing for higher speeds.

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  • 3. 

    What does the acronym NASCAR stand for?

    • A.

      North And South Carolina Auto Racing

    • B.

      Non Athletic Sport Centered Around Rednecks

    • C.

      National Association Of Stock Car Auto Racing

    • D.

      Nextel All Star Challenge Aaron

    Correct Answer
    C. National Association Of Stock Car Auto Racing
    Explanation
    The acronym NASCAR stands for National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing. This organization is responsible for organizing and governing stock car racing events in the United States. It is widely recognized as the premier motorsport series in the country and has a large fan base.

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  • 4. 

    Which web-based company was the sponsor of the 2007 IRL Indy 500?

    • A.

      GoDaddy.com

    • B.

      Ebay.com

    • C.

      Amazon.com

    • D.

      Match.com

    Correct Answer
    A. GoDaddy.com
    Explanation
    GoDaddy.com was the sponsor of the 2007 IRL Indy 500. This can be inferred from the fact that it is listed as one of the options and is the correct answer.

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  • 5. 

    Who won the Indy 500 in 2009 after recently being found innocent of tax evasion?

    • A.

      Dan Wheldon

    • B.

      Danica Patrick

    • C.

      Helio Castroneves

    • D.

      Scott Dixon

    Correct Answer
    C. Helio Castroneves
    Explanation
    Helio Castroneves won the Indy 500 in 2009 after recently being found innocent of tax evasion.

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  • 6. 

    What is the name of the mountain on which the Bathurst Tooheys 1000 is raced in Australia?

    • A.

      Mount Bathurst

    • B.

      Mount Panorama

    • C.

      Mount Warning

    • D.

      Race Hill

    Correct Answer
    B. Mount Panorama
    Explanation
    Mount Panorama is the correct answer because it is the name of the mountain on which the Bathurst Tooheys 1000 is raced in Australia. The Bathurst Tooheys 1000 is a famous motorsport event held at the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales. The circuit is known for its challenging and iconic layout, featuring steep inclines and sharp turns, making it a favorite among drivers and fans alike.

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  • 7. 

    Who won the PPG Indy Car Championship in 1994?

    • A.

      Al Unser, Jr.

    • B.

      Arie Lyundike

    • C.

      Jeff Gordon

    • D.

      Emerson Fittipaldi

    Correct Answer
    A. Al Unser, Jr.
    Explanation
    Al Unser, Jr. won the PPG Indy Car Championship in 1994.

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  • 8. 

    Which driver was the fastest qualifier for the Indy 500 in 1991?

    • A.

      Roberto Guerrero

    • B.

      Gary Bettenhausen

    • C.

      Rick Mears

    • D.

      Mario Andretti

    Correct Answer
    C. Rick Mears
    Explanation
    Rick Mears was the fastest qualifier for the Indy 500 in 1991. This means that out of all the drivers participating in the race, Mears achieved the fastest lap time during the qualifying rounds. His exceptional performance in qualifying showcased his skill and speed on the track, positioning him as a strong contender for the race.

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  • 9. 

    When did auto racer Davey Allison die?

    • A.

      36330

    • B.

      26529

    • C.

      32344

    • D.

      36354

    Correct Answer
    D. 36354
  • 10. 

    During what month did auto racer Ernie Irvan have his near-fatal accident in Michigan?

    • A.

      September

    • B.

      July

    • C.

      June

    • D.

      August

    Correct Answer
    D. August
    Explanation
    Ernie Irvan had his near-fatal accident in Michigan during the month of August.

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  • 11. 

    Who finished second in the 1990 Daytona 500?

    • A.

      Terry Labonte

    • B.

      Darrell Waltrip

    • C.

      Dale Earnhardt

    • D.

      Derrike Cope

    Correct Answer
    A. Terry Labonte
    Explanation
    Terry Labonte finished second in the 1990 Daytona 500.

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  • 12. 

    Which company was Mario Andretti's Indy car sponsor before Andy Granatelli's STP racing team?

    • A.

      Dean Van Lines

    • B.

      Safeway Food Stores

    • C.

      Mattel Toys

    • D.

      West Penn Power And Light

    Correct Answer
    A. Dean Van Lines
    Explanation
    Before Andy Granatelli's STP racing team, Mario Andretti's Indy car sponsor was Dean Van Lines.

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  • 13. 

    Which driver won back-to-back Indianapolis 500 races in 1970 and 1971?

    • A.

      Johnny Rutherford

    • B.

      Bobby Unser

    • C.

      Al Unser

    • D.

      Tom Sneva

    Correct Answer
    C. Al Unser
    Explanation
    Al Unser won back-to-back Indianapolis 500 races in 1970 and 1971.

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  • 14. 

    Who won the inaugural U.S. 500 auto race?

    • A.

      Jimmy Vasser

    • B.

      Paul Tracy

    • C.

      Al Unser, Jr.

    • D.

      Michael Andretti

    Correct Answer
    A. Jimmy Vasser
    Explanation
    Jimmy Vasser won the inaugural U.S. 500 auto race.

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  • 15. 

    What size engine is the standard for the Indianapolis 500?

    • A.

      5.0 Liters

    • B.

      4.6 Liters

    • C.

      3.2 Liters

    • D.

      4.0 Liters

    Correct Answer
    D. 4.0 Liters
    Explanation
    The standard size engine for the Indianapolis 500 is 4.0 Liters.

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  • 16. 

    What was the name of the Renault racer without a windscreen?

    • A.

      The Clio

    • B.

      The Testarosa

    • C.

      The Laguna

    • D.

      The Spider

    Correct Answer
    D. The Spider
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Spider. The Spider is the name of the Renault racer without a windscreen.

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  • 17. 

    In the 1960's FX racing wars, who was known as "The Funny Farmer"?

    • A.

      Arnie Beswick

    • B.

      Hayden Proffit

    • C.

      Eddie Gregg

    • D.

      Dickie Harrell

    Correct Answer
    A. Arnie Beswick
    Explanation
    Arnie Beswick was known as "The Funny Farmer" during the 1960's FX racing wars.

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  • 18. 

    Which racecar driver flew end over end in the closing laps of the Goody's Dash Series wreck in the 1999 Dash Series Race at Daytona?

    • A.

      Scott Weaver

    • B.

      Richard Earnhardt

    • C.

      Casey Atwood

    • D.

      Danny Bagwell

    Correct Answer
    D. Danny Bagwell
    Explanation
    Danny Bagwell is the correct answer because he was the racecar driver who flew end over end in the closing laps of the Goody's Dash Series wreck in the 1999 Dash Series Race at Daytona.

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  • 19. 

    Who was the first driver to break into the 4 second zone?

    • A.

      Joe Amato

    • B.

      Eddie Hill

    • C.

      Connie Kalitta

    • D.

      Kenny Bernstein

    Correct Answer
    B. Eddie Hill
    Explanation
    Eddie Hill was the first driver to break into the 4-second zone. This means that he was able to complete a drag race in less than 4 seconds, which is a remarkable achievement in the sport. This demonstrates his exceptional skill and the performance of his vehicle. Breaking into the 4-second zone is a significant milestone in drag racing, and Eddie Hill was the first driver to accomplish this feat.

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  • 20. 

    What sanctioning body outlawed nitro methane in the 1950's?

    • A.

      NHRA

    • B.

      UDRA

    • C.

      IHRA

    • D.

      AHRA

    Correct Answer
    A. NHRA
    Explanation
    The NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) is the correct answer because they are the sanctioning body that outlawed nitro methane in the 1950s. Nitro methane is a highly combustible fuel that was commonly used in drag racing during this time. However, due to safety concerns and the potential for accidents, the NHRA made the decision to ban its use in order to protect the drivers and spectators.

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  • 21. 

    In 1987 Bob Glidden managed to do what at every NHRA national event?

    • A.

      Win

    • B.

      Set A Record

    • C.

      Qualify #1

    • D.

      Go Out In 1st Round

    Correct Answer
    C. Qualify #1
    Explanation
    Bob Glidden managed to qualify in the number one position at every NHRA national event in 1987. This means that he had the fastest time or highest score during the qualifying rounds, earning him the top spot on the starting grid for the race. This achievement demonstrates Glidden's exceptional skill and performance in drag racing during that year.

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  • 22. 

    By the end of 1998, who had won a Top Fuel & Funny Car season championship in NHRA?

    • A.

      Roland Leong

    • B.

      Kenny Bernstein

    • C.

      Don Prudhomme

    • D.

      Ed McCullough

    Correct Answer
    B. Kenny Bernstein
    Explanation
    Kenny Bernstein is the correct answer because he won both the Top Fuel and Funny Car season championships in NHRA by the end of 1998. This means he was successful in both categories, making him a highly accomplished and versatile racer.

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  • 23. 

    What Pro Stock Bike record was set at Gainesville in March '99?

    • A.

      ET And Mph

    • B.

      None

    • C.

      Mph

    • D.

      ET

    Correct Answer
    A. ET And Mph
    Explanation
    In March '99 at Gainesville, a Pro Stock Bike record was set for both ET (Elapsed Time) and Mph (Miles per Hour). This means that the record was established for the fastest time it took for the bike to complete the race (ET) as well as the highest speed achieved during the race (Mph).

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  • 24. 

    In 1993, who became the oldest Pro Champion in NHRA history at age 57?

    • A.

      Eddie Hill

    • B.

      Connie Kalitta

    • C.

      Don Garlits

    • D.

      Don Prudhomme

    Correct Answer
    A. Eddie Hill
    Explanation
    Eddie Hill became the oldest Pro Champion in NHRA history in 1993 at the age of 57. This means that he achieved this title at an older age than any other previous champion in the NHRA.

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  • 25. 

    Who was the crew chief on the first dragster to top 300 mph?

    • A.

      Dale Armstrong

    • B.

      Jimmy Prock

    • C.

      Connie Kalitta

    • D.

      Lee Beard

    Correct Answer
    A. Dale Armstrong
    Explanation
    Dale Armstrong is the correct answer because he was the crew chief on the first dragster to top 300 mph. This indicates that he played a crucial role in achieving this milestone in drag racing history.

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  • 26. 

    Who in auto racing is known as "The Golden Greek"?

    • A.

      Stan Stafiej

    • B.

      Tony Sidiropulas

    • C.

      John Karavis

    • D.

      Chris Karamesines

    Correct Answer
    D. Chris Karamesines
    Explanation
    Chris Karamesines is known as "The Golden Greek" in auto racing.

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  • 27. 

    Who is responsible for the design of the modern Hemi engine used in the F/C and T/F categories?

    • A.

      Big Daddy Don Gartlits

    • B.

      Don "The Snake" Pruhdomme

    • C.

      Keith Black

    • D.

      Herman Dodge

    Correct Answer
    C. Keith Black
    Explanation
    Keith Black is responsible for the design of the modern Hemi engine used in the F/C and T/F categories.

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  • 28. 

    Who owned the Pioneer funny car during the 1999 NHRA season?

    • A.

      Tom Hoover

    • B.

      Jim Banks

    • C.

      John Force

    • D.

      Cruz Petregon

    Correct Answer
    A. Tom Hoover
    Explanation
    Tom Hoover owned the Pioneer funny car during the 1999 NHRA season.

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  • 29. 

    Who is the only driver to lead all 500 laps and win at Bristol in a single race?

    • A.

      Cale Yarborough

    • B.

      Dale Earnhardt

    • C.

      Richard Petty

    • D.

      Rusty Wallace

    Correct Answer
    A. Cale Yarborough
    Explanation
    Cale Yarborough is the only driver to lead all 500 laps and win at Bristol in a single race. This means that he was in the lead for every single lap of the race, demonstrating exceptional skill and dominance on the track. This achievement is a testament to Yarborough's talent and ability to maintain his position throughout the entire race, making him the only driver to accomplish this feat at Bristol.

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  • 30. 

    Who won the inaugural Indy Car race at Surfer's Gold, Australia, in 1991?

    • A.

      Jeff Andretti

    • B.

      John Andretti

    • C.

      Michael Andretti

    • D.

      Mario Andretti

    Correct Answer
    B. John Andretti
    Explanation
    John Andretti won the inaugural Indy Car race at Surfer's Gold, Australia, in 1991.

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