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Auto racing is a motorsport involving the racing of automobiles for competition. Automobile racing began soon after the invention of the gasoline- fueled internal-combustion engine in the 1880s. What else do you know about racing from the past up until now? Take up the quiz below and find out. Have fun!


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  • 1. 

    How many wins did Jeff Gordon get in the Nextel Cup Series between 1997 and 1998?

    • A.

      21

    • B.

      23

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      15

    Correct Answer
    B. 23
    Explanation
    Jeff Gordon won 23 races in the Nextel Cup Series between 1997 and 1998.

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  • 2. 

    Which driver was given the nickname "Mr. Excitement"?

    • A.

      Jeff Gordon

    • B.

      Dale Earnhardt

    • C.

      Jimmy Spencer

    • D.

      Kenny Shrader

    Correct Answer
    C. Jimmy Spencer
    Explanation
    Jimmy Spencer was given the nickname "Mr. Excitement" because of his aggressive and thrilling driving style. He was known for his daring moves, intense battles on the track, and his ability to entertain the fans with his exciting racing. Spencer's fearless attitude and willingness to take risks made him a fan favorite and earned him the nickname "Mr. Excitement".

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  • 3. 

    Who won the Inaugural Daytona 500?

    • A.

      Lee Petty

    • B.

      Curtis Turner

    • C.

      Richard Petty

    • D.

      Fireball Roberts

    Correct Answer
    A. Lee Petty
    Explanation
    Lee Petty won the Inaugural Daytona 500.

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  • 4. 

    Who tied with Greg Biffle for 2nd in the 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Championship?

    • A.

      Carl Edwards

    • B.

      Jeff Gordon

    • C.

      Mark Martin

    • D.

      Jimmie Johnson

    Correct Answer
    A. Carl Edwards
    Explanation
    Carl Edwards tied with Greg Biffle for 2nd in the 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Championship.

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  • 5. 

    Which driver lead the most laps in the 2004 and 2005 Daytona 500, but failed to win the race?

    • A.

      Jeff Gordon

    • B.

      Tony Stewart

    • C.

      Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    • D.

      Jimmie Johnson

    Correct Answer
    B. Tony Stewart
    Explanation
    Tony Stewart led the most laps in the 2004 and 2005 Daytona 500 races but failed to win. This means that even though he was in the lead for the most number of laps, he was not able to maintain his position and secure a victory in either of those races.

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  • 6. 

    How many wins did Carl Edwards get during the 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      0

    Correct Answer
    A. 4
    Explanation
    Carl Edwards got 4 wins during the 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season.

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  • 7. 

    How many Nextel Cup Series wins did Jeff Gordon have in 2005?

    • A.

      8

    • B.

      11

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      0

    Correct Answer
    C. 4
    Explanation
    In 2005, Jeff Gordon had 4 Nextel Cup Series wins.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the 2005 USAR Hooters ProCup Series Champion?

    • A.

      Jeff Agnew

    • B.

      Woody Howard

    • C.

      Benny Gordon

    • D.

      Shane Huffman

    Correct Answer
    C. Benny Gordon
    Explanation
    Benny Gordon was the 2005 USAR Hooters ProCup Series Champion.

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  • 9. 

    What driver has raced for Bill Davis in Cup Series under the numbers 22, 23, and 93?

    • A.

      Scott Wimmer

    • B.

      Hut Stricklin

    • C.

      Dave Blaney

    • D.

      Ward Burton

    Correct Answer
    C. Dave Blaney
    Explanation
    Dave Blaney is the correct answer because he has raced for Bill Davis in the Cup Series under the numbers 22, 23, and 93. Scott Wimmer, Hut Stricklin, and Ward Burton have not raced for Bill Davis in the Cup Series under these numbers.

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  • 10. 

    Who raced the #01 Cingular Dodge for Chip Ganassi in 2001?

    • A.

      Joe Nemechek

    • B.

      Kenny Irwin, Jr.

    • C.

      Jason Leffler

    • D.

      Jerry Nadeau

    Correct Answer
    C. Jason Leffler
    Explanation
    Jason Leffler raced the #01 Cingular Dodge for Chip Ganassi in 2001.

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  • 11. 

    Who piloted the #19 Dodge Dealers Dodge in 2001 for Ray Evernham?

    • A.

      Casey Atwood

    • B.

      Jeremy Mayfield

    • C.

      Jimmy Spencer

    • D.

      Jason Leffler

    Correct Answer
    A. Casey Atwood
    Explanation
    Casey Atwood piloted the #19 Dodge Dealers Dodge in 2001 for Ray Evernham. This information can be inferred from the given options, where Casey Atwood is listed as one of the choices.

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  • 12. 

    Justin Labonte won his first Busch Series race at what track?

    • A.

      Kansas

    • B.

      Chicagoland

    • C.

      Phoenix

    • D.

      Lowe's

    Correct Answer
    B. Chicagoland
    Explanation
    Justin Labonte won his first Busch Series race at Chicagoland.

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  • 13. 

    What is the special addition to "Midnight Club 3" for Play Station 2 called?

    • A.

      Special Edition

    • B.

      Dub Editon

    • C.

      Auto Edition

    • D.

      Club Edition

    Correct Answer
    B. Dub Editon
    Explanation
    The special addition to "Midnight Club 3" for Play Station 2 is called the "Dub Edition".

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  • 14. 

    In auto racing, a blue flag with an orange diagonal line through it is known as what?

    • A.

      The Passing Flag

    • B.

      Drive With Caution

    • C.

      Stop Immediately

    • D.

      Report To The Pits

    Correct Answer
    A. The Passing Flag
    Explanation
    The blue flag with an orange diagonal line through it is known as the Passing Flag. This flag is used in auto racing to signal to slower drivers that they should move over and allow faster drivers to pass them. It is a way to ensure a fair and safe competition by preventing slower drivers from impeding the progress of faster drivers.

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  • 15. 

    The 91st running of the Indianapolis 500, in 2007, was halted by how many rain delays?

    • A.

      None

    • B.

      One

    • C.

      Four

    • D.

      Two

    Correct Answer
    D. Two
    Explanation
    The 91st running of the Indianapolis 500 in 2007 was halted by two rain delays. This means that the race had to be paused twice due to rain.

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  • 16. 

    Which driver, a member of the Penske Racing team, won the pole for the 2007 Indy 500?

    • A.

      Dan Wheldon

    • B.

      Helio Castroneves

    • C.

      Tony Kanaan

    • D.

      Sam Hornish, Jr.

    Correct Answer
    B. Helio Castroneves
    Explanation
    Helio Castroneves won the pole for the 2007 Indy 500 as a member of the Penske Racing team.

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  • 17. 

    How many rookies were on the official entry list for the 2007 Indianapolis 500?

    • A.

      None

    • B.

      One

    • C.

      Ten

    • D.

      Five

    Correct Answer
    B. One
    Explanation
    In the 2007 Indianapolis 500, there was only one rookie listed on the official entry list. This means that out of all the drivers participating in the race, only one of them was a rookie, while the rest were experienced drivers.

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  • 18. 

    With ten drivers, which IndyCar team had the most entries in the 2007 Indy 500?

    • A.

      Penske Racing

    • B.

      Target Chip Ganassi

    • C.

      Andretti Green

    • D.

      Vision Racing

    Correct Answer
    C. Andretti Green
    Explanation
    Andretti Green had the most entries in the 2007 Indy 500 because they had ten drivers participating in the race.

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  • 19. 

    At twenty years old, who was the youngest entry in the 2007 Indy 500?

    • A.

      Marco Andretti

    • B.

      Ryan Briscoe

    • C.

      Scott Dixon

    • D.

      Tomas Scheckter

    Correct Answer
    A. Marco Andretti
    Explanation
    Marco Andretti was the youngest entry in the 2007 Indy 500 because he was only twenty years old at the time.

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  • 20. 

    2007 Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti hails from which nation?

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      Scotland

    • C.

      Italy

    • D.

      Germany

    Correct Answer
    B. Scotland
    Explanation
    Dario Franchitti, the winner of the 2007 Indianapolis 500, hails from Scotland.

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  • 21. 

    Which Indy Car driver, member of Andretti Green, won the 2007 Scott Brayton Driver's Trophy?

    • A.

      Marco Andretti

    • B.

      Danica Patrick

    • C.

      Dario Franchitti

    • D.

      Tony Kanaan

    Correct Answer
    D. Tony Kanaan
    Explanation
    Tony Kanaan won the 2007 Scott Brayton Driver's Trophy.

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