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  • 1. 

    Which NASCAR star is known for this fact "endured the loss of his father in the Daytona 500"?

    • A.

      Kobe Bryant

    • B.

      Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    • C.

      Tony Gwynn

    • D.

      Jim Palmer

    Correct Answer
    B. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
    Explanation
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. is known for enduring the loss of his father in the Daytona 500. Dale Earnhardt Sr., a legendary NASCAR driver, tragically passed away during the final lap of the Daytona 500 in 2001. Dale Earnhardt Jr., his son, also a NASCAR star, had to cope with the loss of his father while continuing his own racing career. This event had a significant impact on Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s life and career, making him well-known for this fact in the NASCAR community.

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  • 2. 

    Who replaced Jimmy Spencer in the 41 Target Dodge prior to the 2003 season?

    • A.

      Elliott Sadler

    • B.

      Greg Biffle

    • C.

      Casey Mears

    • D.

      Jamie McMurray

    Correct Answer
    C. Casey Mears
    Explanation
    Casey Mears replaced Jimmy Spencer in the 41 Target Dodge prior to the 2003 season.

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  • 3. 

    Where was the Winston Cup Labor Day race held for many years until it moved in 2004?

    • A.

      Darlington

    • B.

      Charlotte

    • C.

      Daytona

    • D.

      Bristol

    Correct Answer
    A. Darlington
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Darlington. The Winston Cup Labor Day race was held at Darlington for many years until it moved in 2004.

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  • 4. 

    In NASCAR, which best defines the term "air dam"?

    • A.

      A Penalty, Usually Assessed For Speeding On Pit Road

    • B.

      Practice Of Shifting A Car's Weight To Favor Certain Wheels

    • C.

      A Strip That Hangs Under The Front Grill

    • D.

      The Spot On Each Racetrack's Infield Where The Race Winner Parks

    Correct Answer
    C. A Strip That Hangs Under The Front Grill
    Explanation
    An air dam in NASCAR refers to a strip that hangs under the front grill of the car. This strip helps to redirect the airflow around the car, reducing drag and increasing downforce. It is designed to improve the car's aerodynamics and stability, allowing it to maintain higher speeds and better control on the track.

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  • 5. 

    What does the term "banking" refer to in NASCAR?

    • A.

      Sloping Of A Racetrack

    • B.

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

    • C.

      Part Of The Tire That's Actually Touching The Road

    • D.

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

    Correct Answer
    A. Sloping Of A Racetrack
    Explanation
    In NASCAR, the term "banking" refers to the sloping of a racetrack. This refers to the angled surface of the track, particularly on the turns, which helps to provide additional support and grip for the cars as they navigate the corners at high speeds. The banking allows the cars to maintain higher speeds and reduces the risk of sliding or losing control during the race.

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  • 6. 

    What does the term "camshaft" refer to in NASCAR?

    • A.

      Area Along Pit Road That Is Designated For A Particular Team's Use During Pit Stops

    • B.

      A Rotating Shaft Within The Engine

    • C.

      Air Pressure Traveling Over A Vehicle That Creates Weight On The Area

    • D.

      A Device Used To Check The Body Shape And Size To Ensure Compliance With The Rules

    Correct Answer
    B. A Rotating Shaft Within The Engine
    Explanation
    The term "camshaft" refers to a rotating shaft within the engine in NASCAR. The camshaft is responsible for controlling the opening and closing of the engine's valves, which allows the fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber and the exhaust gases to exit. It is an essential component in determining the engine's performance and power output.

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  • 7. 

    In NASCAR, which best defines the term "contact patch"?

    • A.

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

    • B.

      The Spot On Each Racetrack's Infield Where The Race Winner Parks

    • C.

      Part Of The Tire That's Actually Touching The Road

    • D.

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

    Correct Answer
    C. Part Of The Tire That's Actually Touching The Road
    Explanation
    The term "contact patch" in NASCAR refers to the part of the tire that is actually touching the road. This is the area where the tire makes contact with the racing surface, providing traction and grip for the car. The size and condition of the contact patch can greatly affect the performance and handling of the vehicle, making it an important aspect to consider in racing.

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  • 8. 

    What does the term "dirty air" refer to in NASCAR?

    • A.

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

    • B.

      The Air Used And Discarded By The Lead Car

    • C.

      Sloping Of A Racetrack

    • D.

      Exhaust From The Car

    Correct Answer
    B. The Air Used And Discarded By The Lead Car
    Explanation
    "Dirty air" in NASCAR refers to the air that is used and discarded by the lead car. When a car is in the lead, it creates a turbulent wake of air behind it, which can disrupt the aerodynamics and handling of the cars following closely behind. This can make it difficult for the trailing cars to maintain speed and maneuver effectively, leading to a phenomenon known as "dirty air."

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  • 9. 

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

    • A.

      Time-Distance Between Two Cars

    • B.

      Air Pressure Traveling Over A Vehicle That Creates Weight On The Area

    • C.

      The Air Used And Discarded By The Lead Car

    • D.

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

    Correct Answer
    B. Air Pressure Traveling Over A Vehicle That Creates Weight On The Area
    Explanation
    Downforce in NASCAR refers to the air pressure traveling over a vehicle that creates weight on the area. This phenomenon is used to increase the grip of the tires on the track, allowing the car to maintain higher speeds and improve stability during turns. By manipulating the airflow over the car, teams can generate downforce, which helps to push the car down onto the track, increasing traction and preventing it from sliding or losing control. This is crucial for maintaining high speeds and maneuverability in NASCAR races.

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  • 10. 

    What does the term "draft" refer to in NASCAR?

    • A.

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

    • B.

      A Strip That Hangs Under The Front Grill

    • C.

      Effect That Allows Two Or More Cars Traveling Nose-To-Tail To Run Faster Than A Single Car

    • D.

      The Period That Begins During The Latter Part Of The Current Season, Wherein Some Teams Announce Changes

    Correct Answer
    C. Effect That Allows Two Or More Cars Traveling Nose-To-Tail To Run Faster Than A Single Car
    Explanation
    In NASCAR, the term "draft" refers to the effect that allows two or more cars traveling nose-to-tail to run faster than a single car. This is because the trailing car can take advantage of the reduced air resistance created by the leading car, allowing it to maintain higher speeds. This technique is often used by drivers to gain a speed advantage and make strategic moves during a race.

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  • 11. 

    What does the term "handling" refer to in NASCAR?

    • A.

      Aluminum Across The Rear Decklid

    • B.

      Where Pit Crews Service The Cars

    • C.

      Sloping Of A Racetrack

    • D.

      A Race Car's Performance While Racing

    Correct Answer
    D. A Race Car's Performance While Racing
    Explanation
    The term "handling" in NASCAR refers to a race car's performance while racing. It encompasses how well the car responds to driver inputs, such as steering, braking, and acceleration. Good handling is crucial for a race car to maintain control, maneuver through corners, and achieve optimal speed on the track. It involves factors like suspension setup, tire grip, aerodynamics, and weight distribution. A well-handling car can provide better stability, cornering ability, and overall performance, giving the driver a competitive advantage on the race track.

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  • 12. 

    What does the term "short track" refer to in NASCAR?

    • A.

      Racetracks That Are Less Than One Mile In Length

    • B.

      A Dragstrip

    • C.

      Most Efficient Or Quickest Way Around The Track

    • D.

      A Car That Doesn't Tend To Oversteer Or Understeer

    Correct Answer
    A. Racetracks That Are Less Than One Mile In Length
    Explanation
    The term "short track" in NASCAR refers to racetracks that are less than one mile in length. This means that the track is smaller in size compared to other tracks in the NASCAR circuit. Short tracks typically have tighter turns and shorter straightaways, which can lead to more aggressive and intense racing. Drivers need to navigate these tracks with precision and skill, as there is less room for error. Short track races often result in close-quarters racing and more frequent contact between cars.

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  • 13. 

    What does the term "sway bar" refer to in NASCAR?

    • A.

      New Tires

    • B.

      Used To Counteract The Rolling Force Of The Car Body Through Turns

    • C.

      A Strip That Hangs Under The Front Grill

    • D.

      The Air Used And Discarded By The Lead Car

    Correct Answer
    B. Used To Counteract The Rolling Force Of The Car Body Through Turns
    Explanation
    The term "sway bar" in NASCAR refers to a component of the car that is used to counteract the rolling force of the car body through turns. This helps to improve the stability and handling of the car while navigating corners at high speeds. The sway bar connects the left and right sides of the car's suspension system and helps to distribute the weight evenly, reducing body roll and improving traction.

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  • 14. 

    Which 2004 NASCAR driver was sponsored by Cingular Wireless and raced as number 31?

    • A.

      Robby Gordon

    • B.

      Jeff Gordon

    • C.

      Kirk Shelmerdine

    • D.

      Larry Foyt

    Correct Answer
    A. Robby Gordon
    Explanation
    Robby Gordon was the 2004 NASCAR driver who was sponsored by Cingular Wireless and raced as number 31.

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  • 15. 

    Which 2004 NASCAR driver was sponsored by DeWalt Power Tools and raced as number 17?

    • A.

      Matt Kenseth

    • B.

      Kirk Shelmerdine

    • C.

      Jeff Green

    • D.

      Michael Waltrip

    Correct Answer
    A. Matt Kenseth
    Explanation
    Matt Kenseth was the correct answer because he was sponsored by DeWalt Power Tools and raced as number 17 in NASCAR in 2004.

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  • 16. 

    Which 2004 NASCAR driver was sponsored by Dodge Dealers/UAW and raced as number 19?

    • A.

      Kevin Harvick

    • B.

      Sterling Marlin

    • C.

      Randy LaJoie

    • D.

      Jeremy Mayfield

    Correct Answer
    D. Jeremy Mayfield
    Explanation
    Jeremy Mayfield was the 2004 NASCAR driver who was sponsored by Dodge Dealers/UAW and raced as number 19.

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  • 17. 

    Who finished off his first season of racing with the 1974 Arkansas state championship?

    • A.

      Pat Tryson

    • B.

      Michael Waltrip

    • C.

      Kurt Busch

    • D.

      Mark Martin

    Correct Answer
    D. Mark Martin
    Explanation
    Mark Martin finished off his first season of racing with the 1974 Arkansas state championship.

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  • 18. 

    With an average speed of 124.74mph in a Chevrolet, which driver's winnings was $19,600 in the 1960 Daytona 500?

    • A.

      Bill Elliott

    • B.

      Junior Johnson

    • C.

      Richard Petty

    • D.

      Dale Earnhardt

    Correct Answer
    B. Junior Johnson
    Explanation
    Junior Johnson's winnings in the 1960 Daytona 500 were $19,600. This is indicated by the statement "which driver's winnings was $19,600 in the 1960 Daytona 500?" Since the question does not provide any information about the average speed or the type of car driven by Junior Johnson, we cannot use those details to support the answer.

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  • 19. 

    The 1968 Daytona 500 was won by which driver in a Mercury?

    • A.

      Fred Lorenzen

    • B.

      Cale Yarborough

    • C.

      Michael Waltrip

    • D.

      Jeff Gordon

    Correct Answer
    B. Cale Yarborough
    Explanation
    Cale Yarborough won the 1968 Daytona 500 in a Mercury.

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  • 20. 

    The 1971 Daytona 500 was won by which driver in a Plymouth?

    • A.

      Richard Petty

    • B.

      Bobby Allison

    • C.

      Jeff Gordon

    • D.

      Derrike Cope

    Correct Answer
    A. Richard Petty
    Explanation
    Richard Petty won the 1971 Daytona 500 in a Plymouth.

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  • 21. 

    Driving a Dodge at the 1973 Daytona 500 with a winning average speed of 157.21mph, which driver claimed a payoff of $33,500?

    • A.

      Ward Burton

    • B.

      A.J. Foyt

    • C.

      Cale Yarborough

    • D.

      Richard Petty

    Correct Answer
    D. Richard Petty
    Explanation
    Richard Petty claimed a payoff of $33,500 by driving a Dodge at the 1973 Daytona 500 with a winning average speed of 157.21mph.

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  • 22. 

    The 1974 Daytona 500 was won by which driver in a Dodge?

    • A.

      Dale Jarrett

    • B.

      Bobby Allison

    • C.

      Sterling Marlin

    • D.

      Richard Petty

    Correct Answer
    D. Richard Petty
    Explanation
    Richard Petty won the 1974 Daytona 500 in a Dodge.

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  • 23. 

    The 1989 Daytona 500 was won by which driver in a Chevrolet?

    • A.

      Fred Lorenzen

    • B.

      Dale Jarrett

    • C.

      Darrell Waltrip

    • D.

      Richard Petty

    Correct Answer
    C. Darrell Waltrip
    Explanation
    Darrell Waltrip won the 1989 Daytona 500 in a Chevrolet.

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  • 24. 

    With an average speed of 161.55 mph in a Chevrolet, which driver's winnings were $1,172,246 in the 1999 Daytona 500?

    • A.

      Jeff Gordon

    • B.

      Lee Petty

    • C.

      Davey Allison

    • D.

      Benny Parsons

    Correct Answer
    A. Jeff Gordon
    Explanation
    Jeff Gordon is the correct answer because he had the highest average speed of 161.55 mph in a Chevrolet during the 1999 Daytona 500. Additionally, his winnings for the race were $1,172,246.

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  • 25. 

    At the 2000 Daytona 500, which Ford driver claimed $1,277,975 with an average speed of 155.67mph?

    • A.

      Richard Petty

    • B.

      Dale Jarrett

    • C.

      Fireball Roberts

    • D.

      A.J. Foyt

    Correct Answer
    B. Dale Jarrett
    Explanation
    Dale Jarrett is the correct answer because he won the 2000 Daytona 500, earning a prize money of $1,277,975. He achieved an average speed of 155.67mph during the race.

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  • 26. 

    The 2001 Daytona 500 was won by which driver in a Chevrolet?

    • A.

      Lee Petty

    • B.

      Richard Petty

    • C.

      Michael Waltrip

    • D.

      Bobby Allison

    Correct Answer
    C. Michael Waltrip
    Explanation
    In the 2001 Daytona 500, Michael Waltrip emerged as the winner. He drove a Chevrolet to victory in this prestigious race.

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  • 27. 

    Who is the manufacturer of the vehicle that NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon used in 2004?

    • A.

      Chevrolet

    • B.

      Dodge

    • C.

      Pontiac

    • D.

      Ford

    Correct Answer
    A. Chevrolet
    Explanation
    In 2004, NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon used a vehicle manufactured by Chevrolet.

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  • 28. 

    What year did Dale Earnhardt win Rookie of the Year honors?

    • A.

      1989

    • B.

      1969

    • C.

      1979

    • D.

      1999

    Correct Answer
    C. 1979
    Explanation
    Dale Earnhardt won Rookie of the Year honors in 1979. This means that in that particular year, Dale Earnhardt was recognized as the best first-year driver in his racing category.

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  • 29. 

    In 2005, what model of car did Jeff Gordon race?

    • A.

      Chevrolet Monte Carlo

    • B.

      Ford Mustang

    • C.

      Chevrolet Impala

    • D.

      Chevrolet Corvette

    Correct Answer
    A. Chevrolet Monte Carlo
    Explanation
    In 2005, Jeff Gordon raced the Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

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  • 30. 

    In the year 2000 which was true about Jeff Gordon?

    • A.

      Became The Youngest In Winston Cup History With 50 Wins

    • B.

      Married His High School Sweetheart

    • C.

      Was Arrested For DUI

    • D.

      Won Every Race He Entered

    Correct Answer
    A. Became The Youngest In Winston Cup History With 50 Wins
    Explanation
    In the year 2000, Jeff Gordon became the youngest driver in Winston Cup history to achieve 50 wins. This means that he surpassed all previous drivers in terms of the number of wins at a young age. This accomplishment highlights his exceptional skill and success in the sport during that year.

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