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  • 1. 

    Why did Dale Earnhardt not win the Daytona 500 in 1990?

    • A.

      He Ran Out Of Fuel

    • B.

      His Tire Blew On The Final Lap

    • C.

      His Crew Made A Mistake On The Lugnuts

    • D.

      He Was Spun Out By Geoff Bodine

    Correct Answer
    B. His Tire Blew On The Final Lap
    Explanation
    Dale Earnhardt did not win the Daytona 500 in 1990 because his tire blew on the final lap. This unexpected incident would have significantly affected his performance and speed, making it impossible for him to maintain his position and secure the victory.

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  • 2. 

    How many miles long is the Indianapolis 500 car race?

    • A.

      1000

    • B.

      200

    • C.

      500

    • D.

      100

    Correct Answer
    C. 500
    Explanation
    The Indianapolis 500 car race is 500 miles long.

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  • 3. 

    Which auto racing term is shorthand for the transmission?

    • A.

      Tach

    • B.

      Carb

    • C.

      Flag

    • D.

      Box

    Correct Answer
    D. Box
    Explanation
    In auto racing, the term "box" is often used as shorthand for the transmission. The transmission is an essential component of a racing car, as it allows the driver to shift gears and control the power delivery to the wheels. The term "box" is used because the transmission is typically housed in a box-like structure within the car's chassis. This term is commonly used among racing enthusiasts and professionals to refer to the transmission.

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  • 4. 

    Jeff Gordon took the checkered flag in the final Winston Cup race held at North Wilkesboro in September of 1996,who finished second?

    • A.

      Rusty Wallace

    • B.

      Geoff Bodine

    • C.

      Jimmy Spencer

    • D.

      Dale Earnhardt

    Correct Answer
    D. Dale Earnhardt
    Explanation
    In the final Winston Cup race held at North Wilkesboro in September of 1996, Jeff Gordon emerged as the winner. The question asks for the driver who finished second in that race. The correct answer is Dale Earnhardt.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these drivers had his first Winston Cup win at Lowe's Motor Speedway?

    • A.

      Matt Kenseth

    • B.

      Kurt Busch

    • C.

      Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    • D.

      Bobby Hamilton

    Correct Answer
    A. Matt Kenseth
    Explanation
    Matt Kenseth had his first Winston Cup win at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

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  • 6. 

    What company sponsored Darrell Waltrip's Ford in his final season, 2000?

    • A.

      Mountain Dew

    • B.

      Discover Card

    • C.

      Conoco

    • D.

      Route 66

    Correct Answer
    D. Route 66
    Explanation
    In Darrell Waltrip's final season in 2000, his Ford was sponsored by Route 66.

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  • 7. 

    Where did Johnny Benson win his first Winston Cup race?

    • A.

      Rockingham

    • B.

      Texas

    • C.

      Richmond

    • D.

      Talladega

    Correct Answer
    A. Rockingham
    Explanation
    Johnny Benson won his first Winston Cup race at Rockingham.

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  • 8. 

    In 1996 a driver won the championship with only 2 victories, who was it?

    • A.

      Terry Labonte

    • B.

      Rusty Wallace

    • C.

      Dale Jarrett

    • D.

      Dale Earnhardt

    Correct Answer
    A. Terry Labonte
    Explanation
    Terry Labonte won the championship in 1996 with only 2 victories. This means that he was able to accumulate enough points throughout the season, even without winning many races, to secure the championship title. It showcases his consistency and ability to perform well in multiple races, even if he didn't always come in first.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these companies has never been a sponsor on Brett Bodine's Ford?

    • A.

      Wells Fargo

    • B.

      Hooters

    • C.

      Trek

    • D.

      Ralphs Supermarkets

    Correct Answer
    C. Trek
    Explanation
    Trek has never been a sponsor on Brett Bodine's Ford.

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  • 10. 

    What is the length of Pocono Raceway?

    • A.

      1 Mile

    • B.

      1.5 Miles

    • C.

      2.5 Miles

    • D.

      2 Miles

    Correct Answer
    C. 2.5 Miles
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2.5 Miles. This is the length of Pocono Raceway, which is a motorsport track located in Pennsylvania, United States. It is known for its unique triangular shape and is one of the longest tracks on the NASCAR circuit. The length of a raceway is an important factor in determining the strategy and speed of the race, making Pocono Raceway a challenging and exciting venue for both drivers and fans.

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  • 11. 

    How many degrees are the turns banked at Bristol Motor Speedway?

    • A.

      33

    • B.

      36

    • C.

      30

    • D.

      24

    Correct Answer
    B. 36
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 36. This indicates that the turns at Bristol Motor Speedway are banked at a 36-degree angle. The banking of the turns helps to provide better traction and stability for the cars as they navigate the corners at high speeds. The higher the degree of banking, the more grip the cars have, allowing them to maintain higher speeds and make smoother turns.

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  • 12. 

    At what track will you find the "Mulsanne Straight"?

    • A.

      Magny Cours

    • B.

      Spa

    • C.

      Brands Hatch

    • D.

      Le Mans

    Correct Answer
    D. Le Mans
    Explanation
    The "Mulsanne Straight" is a famous straight section of the Le Mans race track in France. It is known for its long and fast stretch, where cars can reach high speeds before entering the chicanes. This section is named after the nearby village of Mulsanne and has been a significant part of the Le Mans circuit since its inception.

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  • 13. 

    Which racing car company was founded by Colin Chapman?

    • A.

      Jaguar

    • B.

      Austin Healey

    • C.

      Lotus

    • D.

      Lola

    Correct Answer
    C. Lotus
    Explanation
    Colin Chapman founded Lotus, a racing car company.

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  • 14. 

    What make of car was Holman-Moody famous for preparing and racing?

    • A.

      Ford

    • B.

      Chevy

    • C.

      Plymouth

    • D.

      Pontiac

    Correct Answer
    A. Ford
    Explanation
    Holman-Moody was famous for preparing and racing Ford cars. They had a long-standing partnership with Ford and achieved great success in various racing competitions. Holman-Moody's expertise and innovative techniques in modifying and optimizing Ford vehicles made them renowned in the racing world. Their collaboration with Ford led to numerous victories and championships, solidifying their reputation as one of the most successful racing teams associated with the Ford brand.

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  • 15. 

    Which of these tracks has the least degree of banking?

    • A.

      Rockingham

    • B.

      Bristol

    • C.

      Martinsville

    • D.

      Darlington

    Correct Answer
    C. Martinsville
    Explanation
    Martinsville has the least degree of banking among the given tracks. This means that the track has a relatively flat surface without much incline or slope on the turns. This lack of banking makes it more challenging for drivers to maintain speed and control during turns, as there is less support from the track surface.

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  • 16. 

    What part of the Indianapolis Speedway still has a brick surface?

    • A.

      The Start-Finish Line

    • B.

      The Backstretch

    • C.

      Pit Road

    • D.

      The Frontstretch

    Correct Answer
    A. The Start-Finish Line
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Start-Finish Line. The Indianapolis Speedway is known for its historic brick surface, and while most of the track has been paved with asphalt, the Start-Finish Line still retains its original brick surface. This is a significant feature of the Speedway and adds to its rich history and tradition.

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  • 17. 

    How big was the Daytona Speedway facility in 2006?

    • A.

      48 Acres

    • B.

      4800 Acres

    • C.

      4 Acres

    • D.

      480 Acres

    Correct Answer
    D. 480 Acres
    Explanation
    In 2006, the Daytona Speedway facility was spread across an area of 480 acres.

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  • 18. 

    What does the term "aero push" refer to in NASCAR?

    • A.

      Sloping Of A Racetrack

    • B.

      A Rotating Shaft Within The Engine

    • C.

      A Structure Used By Race Teams To Determine The Aerodynamic Efficiency Of Their Vehicle

    • D.

      A Condition More Apparent On The Exit Of Turns On Vehicles Following Others Closely

    Correct Answer
    D. A Condition More Apparent On The Exit Of Turns On Vehicles Following Others Closely
    Explanation
    Aero push refers to a condition that is more apparent on the exit of turns on vehicles following others closely in NASCAR. This term is used to describe the effect of reduced aerodynamic downforce on a car when it is in the slipstream of another car. The disturbed air caused by the car in front reduces the airflow over the following car's aerodynamic surfaces, resulting in a loss of grip and stability. This condition makes it difficult for the following car to maintain its speed and control, especially when exiting turns.

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  • 19. 

    What does the term "back marker" refer to in NASCAR?

    • A.

      A Car Running Off The Pace Near The Rear Of The Field

    • B.

      The Air Used And Discarded By The Lead Car

    • C.

      The Person Who Specializes In Creating The Sheet Metal Body Of A Stock Car

    • D.

      Solid Metal Plate That Separates The Engine Compartment From The Driver's Compartment

    Correct Answer
    A. A Car Running Off The Pace Near The Rear Of The Field
    Explanation
    The term "back marker" in NASCAR refers to a car that is running off the pace near the rear of the field. This means that the car is not performing as well as the other cars and is falling behind in the race. It is important for drivers to be aware of back markers as they can affect the flow of the race and potentially cause disruptions or accidents.

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  • 20. 

    In NASCAR, which best defines the term "balance"?

    • A.

      When A Car Doesn't Tend To Oversteer Or Understeer

    • B.

      Designed To Disrupt Airflow In Attempt To Keep A Vehicle On The Ground

    • C.

      A Car Is Said To Be This If The Front Wheels Lose Traction Before The Rear Wheels Do

    • D.

      An Even Race

    Correct Answer
    A. When A Car Doesn't Tend To Oversteer Or Understeer
    Explanation
    The term "balance" in NASCAR refers to a car that doesn't tend to oversteer or understeer. Oversteer occurs when the rear wheels lose traction and the car turns more sharply than intended, while understeer happens when the front wheels lose traction and the car doesn't turn as sharply as desired. A balanced car maintains stability and control, allowing the driver to navigate corners smoothly without any excessive sliding or loss of control.

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  • 21. 

    In NASCAR, which best defines the term "camber"?

    • A.

      Bits Of Rubber That Have Been Shaved Off Tires, Dirt And Gravel

    • B.

      The Angle At Which A Tire Makes Contact With The Track Surface

    • C.

      The Amount The Tires Are Turned In Or Out

    • D.

      A Term For A Way Of Making Chassis Adjustments Utilizing The Race Car's Springs

    Correct Answer
    B. The Angle At Which A Tire Makes Contact With The Track Surface
    Explanation
    Camber refers to the angle at which a tire makes contact with the track surface. This angle can be adjusted to optimize the tire's grip and performance on different track conditions. By adjusting the camber, the tire's contact patch can be optimized for maximum traction, which is crucial for racing.

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  • 22. 

    In NASCAR, which best defines the term "chassis"?

    • A.

      Combination Of A Car's Floorboard, Interior And Roll Cage

    • B.

      A Rear Suspension Piece Holding The Rear Axle

    • C.

      A Strip That Hangs Under The Front Grill

    • D.

      Air That Trails Behind A Race Car And Disrupts The Flow Of Air To The Cars Behind It

    Correct Answer
    A. Combination Of A Car's Floorboard, Interior And Roll Cage
    Explanation
    The term "chassis" in NASCAR refers to the combination of a car's floorboard, interior, and roll cage. This term encompasses the structural framework of the car, including the floorboard that provides a foundation for the driver's seat and controls, the interior components that make up the cockpit area, and the roll cage that provides crucial safety protection in the event of a crash. The chassis is an integral part of the race car, providing stability, rigidity, and safety for the driver.

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  • 23. 

    What does the term "chassis roll" refer to in NASCAR?

    • A.

      The Resistance On A Car When Passing Through Air At High Speeds

    • B.

      Combination Of A Car's Floorboard, Interior And Roll Cage

    • C.

      Up-And-Down Movement Caused When A Car Corners At High Speeds

    • D.

      New Tires

    Correct Answer
    C. Up-And-Down Movement Caused When A Car Corners At High Speeds
    Explanation
    The term "chassis roll" in NASCAR refers to the up-and-down movement that occurs when a car corners at high speeds. This movement is caused by the weight transfer from one side of the car to the other as it navigates turns. The chassis roll can have a significant impact on the handling and stability of the car, and teams work to optimize the suspension and setup to minimize excessive roll and maintain control during cornering.

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  • 24. 

    In NASCAR, which best defines the term "drafting"?

    • A.

      Sloping Of A Racetrack

    • B.

      The Difference In Tire Circumference Between The Left- And Right-Side Tires

    • C.

      The Practice Of Two Or More Cars, While Racing, To Run Nose-To-Tail, Almost Touching

    • D.

      The Last Official Practice Session Held Before An Event

    Correct Answer
    C. The Practice Of Two Or More Cars, While Racing, To Run Nose-To-Tail, Almost Touching
    Explanation
    Drafting in NASCAR refers to the practice of two or more cars, while racing, to run nose-to-tail, almost touching. This technique is used to reduce air resistance and increase speed. By closely following the car in front, the trailing car can take advantage of the reduced drag created by the lead car, allowing them to maintain higher speeds and potentially make a pass. It requires precise coordination and skill to maintain the drafting position without causing a collision.

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  • 25. 

    What does the term "front clip" refer to in NASCAR?

    • A.

      Cars That Have Completed At Least One Full Lap

    • B.

      The Fastest Qualifier

    • C.

      Fastest Average Speed

    • D.

      Front-Most Part Of The Race Car, Starting With The Firewall

    Correct Answer
    D. Front-Most Part Of The Race Car, Starting With The Firewall
    Explanation
    The term "front clip" in NASCAR refers to the front-most part of the race car, starting with the firewall. The firewall is the barrier between the engine compartment and the driver's compartment. This term is used to describe the section of the car that includes the front suspension, engine, and other components. It is an important area that can be replaced or repaired separately from the rest of the car in case of damage.

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  • 26. 

    In NASCAR, which best defines the term "toe"?

    • A.

      Term Drivers Use When Referring To How Their Car Is Handling

    • B.

      Amount The Tires Are Turned In Or Out

    • C.

      Bits Of Rubber That Have Been Shaved Off Tires

    • D.

      New Tires

    Correct Answer
    B. Amount The Tires Are Turned In Or Out
    Explanation
    "Toe" in NASCAR refers to the amount the tires are turned in or out. This term is used to describe the alignment of the wheels, specifically the angle at which the tires are set in relation to the centerline of the vehicle. Adjusting the toe can affect the handling and performance of the car, as it can impact the stability, cornering ability, and tire wear. Therefore, understanding and adjusting the toe is crucial for drivers to optimize their car's performance on the track.

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  • 27. 

    Which 2004 NASCAR driver was sponsored by Evernham Motorsports and raced as number 91?

    • A.

      Jeff Gordon

    • B.

      Bill Elliott

    • C.

      Kurt Busch

    • D.

      Hermie Sadler

    Correct Answer
    B. Bill Elliott
    Explanation
    Bill Elliott is the correct answer because he was sponsored by Evernham Motorsports and raced as number 91 in NASCAR in 2004. Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch, and Hermie Sadler were not sponsored by Evernham Motorsports during that time and did not race as number 91.

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  • 28. 

    Which 2004 NASCAR driver was sponsored by Kodak/Jasper Engines and raced as number 77?

    • A.

      Brendan Gaughan

    • B.

      Bobby Labonte

    • C.

      Kyle Busch

    • D.

      Dave Blaney

    Correct Answer
    A. Brendan Gaughan
    Explanation
    Brendan Gaughan was the 2004 NASCAR driver sponsored by Kodak/Jasper Engines and raced as number 77.

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  • 29. 

    Which 2004 NASCAR driver was sponsored by Texaco/Havoline and raced as number 42?

    • A.

      Kenny Wallace

    • B.

      Ricky Rudd

    • C.

      Jamie McMurray

    • D.

      Kyle Petty

    Correct Answer
    C. Jamie McMurray
    Explanation
    Jamie McMurray was the 2004 NASCAR driver sponsored by Texaco/Havoline and raced as number 42.

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  • 30. 

    Which 2004 NASCAR driver was sponsored by Georgia-Pacific/Brawny and raced as number 45?

    • A.

      Scott Wimmer

    • B.

      Jimmie Johnson

    • C.

      Kyle Petty

    • D.

      John Andretti

    Correct Answer
    C. Kyle Petty
    Explanation
    Kyle Petty was the 2004 NASCAR driver sponsored by Georgia-Pacific/Brawny and raced as number 45.

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