Auto Racing Trivia Questions

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Auto Racing Trivia Questions

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 5. 
    • 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

  • 6. 
    • 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

  • 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

  • 8. 
    • 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

  • 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

  • 10. 
    • 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

  • 11. 
    • 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

  • 12. 
    • 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

  • 13. 
    • 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

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Robby Gordon

    • B. 

      Jeff Gordon

    • C. 

      Kirk Shelmerdine

    • D. 

      Larry Foyt

  • 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

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Kevin Harvick

    • B. 

      Sterling Marlin

    • C. 

      Randy LaJoie

    • D. 

      Jeremy Mayfield

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Pat Tryson

    • B. 

      Michael Waltrip

    • C. 

      Kurt Busch

    • D. 

      Mark Martin

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 27. 
    • A. 

      Chevrolet

    • B. 

      Dodge

    • C. 

      Pontiac

    • D. 

      Ford

  • 28. 
    • A. 

      1989

    • B. 

      1969

    • C. 

      1979

    • D. 

      1999

  • 29. 
    In 2005, what model of car did Jeff Gordon race?
    • A. 

      Chevrolet Monte Carlo

    • B. 

      Ford Mustang

    • C. 

      Chevrolet Impala

    • D. 

      Chevrolet Corvette

  • 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