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  • 1. 

    Which 2004 NASCAR driver was sponsored by Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts and raced as number 9?

    • A.

      Joe Ruttman

    • B.

      Jeff Gordon

    • C.

      Mike Skinner

    • D.

      Jimmie Johnson

    Correct Answer
    A. Joe Ruttman
    Explanation
    Joe Ruttman was the 2004 NASCAR driver who was sponsored by Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts and raced as number 9.

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  • 2. 

    In what year was Richard Petty's final win of his career at the Firecracker 400?

    • A.

      2001

    • B.

      1984

    • C.

      1976

    • D.

      1999

    Correct Answer
    B. 1984
    Explanation
    In 1984, Richard Petty achieved his final win of his career at the Firecracker 400.

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  • 3. 

    Where is the International Motorsports Hall of Fame located?

    • A.

      Talladega, AL

    • B.

      Cooperstown, NY

    • C.

      Detroit, MI

    • D.

      Memphis, TN

    Correct Answer
    A. Talladega, AL
    Explanation
    The International Motorsports Hall of Fame is located in Talladega, AL. This is a well-known destination for motorsports enthusiasts and is home to a collection of artifacts and exhibits that celebrate the history and achievements of the sport. Talladega, Alabama is also famous for its racetrack, the Talladega Superspeedway, which hosts major NASCAR events and further solidifies the city's connection to motorsports.

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  • 4. 

    Driving a Plymouth at the 1964 Daytona 500 with a winning average speed of 154.33mph, which driver claimed a payoff of $33,300?

    • A.

      Richard Petty

    • B.

      Lee Petty

    • C.

      Bobby Allison

    • D.

      Sterling Marlin

    Correct Answer
    A. Richard Petty
    Explanation
    Richard Petty is the correct answer because he was the driver who drove a Plymouth at the 1964 Daytona 500 and had a winning average speed of 154.33mph. He claimed a payoff of $33,300 for his victory.

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  • 5. 

    With an average speed of 160.63mph in a Plymouth, which driver's winnings was $28,150 in the 1966 Daytona 500?

    • A.

      Cale Yarborough

    • B.

      Richard Petty

    • C.

      A.J. Foyt

    • D.

      Darrell Waltrip

    Correct Answer
    B. Richard Petty
    Explanation
    Richard Petty won the 1966 Daytona 500 with an average speed of 160.63mph in a Plymouth. He earned $28,150 in winnings for his victory.

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  • 6. 

    Driving a Mercury at the 1976 Daytona 500 with a winning average speed of 152.18mph, which driver claimed a payoff of $46,800?

    • A.

      Bill Elliott

    • B.

      Buddy Baker

    • C.

      David Pearson

    • D.

      Sterling Marlin

    Correct Answer
    C. David Pearson
    Explanation
    David Pearson claimed a payoff of $46,800 by driving a Mercury at the 1976 Daytona 500 with a winning average speed of 152.18mph.

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  • 7. 

    With an average speed of 159.73MPH in a Ford, which driver's winnings was $44,300 in the 1978 Daytona 500?

    • A.

      Dale Jarrett

    • B.

      Mario Andretti

    • C.

      Michael Waltrip

    • D.

      Bobby Allison

    Correct Answer
    D. Bobby Allison
    Explanation
    Bobby Allison is the correct answer because he won the 1978 Daytona 500. The question provides information about the average speed and the car used, but this information is not relevant to determining the winner. The question is asking for the driver's winnings, and since Bobby Allison is the correct answer, it can be inferred that he earned $44,300 for winning the race.

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  • 8. 

    Driving an Oldsmobile at the '79 Daytona 500 with a winning average speed of 143.98 mph, which driver claimed a payoff of $73,900?

    • A.

      Ward Burton

    • B.

      Jeff Gordon

    • C.

      Richard Petty

    • D.

      Junior Johnson

    Correct Answer
    C. Richard Petty
    Explanation
    Richard Petty claimed a payoff of $73,900 by driving an Oldsmobile at the '79 Daytona 500 with a winning average speed of 143.98 mph.

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  • 9. 

    The 1980 Daytona 500 was won by which driver in an Oldsmobile?

    • A.

      Buddy Baker

    • B.

      A.J. Foyt

    • C.

      Sterling Marlin

    • D.

      Bill Elliott

    Correct Answer
    A. Buddy Baker
    Explanation
    Buddy Baker won the 1980 Daytona 500 in an Oldsmobile.

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  • 10. 

    Which Buick driver averaged 169.65mph and won $90,575 in the 1981 Daytona 500?

    • A.

      Dale Jarrett

    • B.

      Jeff Gordon

    • C.

      Dale Earnhardt

    • D.

      Richard Petty

    Correct Answer
    D. Richard Petty
    Explanation
    Richard Petty is the correct answer because he was the Buick driver who won the 1981 Daytona 500 with an average speed of 169.65mph. He also earned a prize money of $90,575 for his victory.

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  • 11. 

    Who drove a Buick at the 1982 Daytona 500 with an average speed of 153.99mph to win $120,630?

    • A.

      Ward Burton

    • B.

      Bobby Allison

    • C.

      Cale Yarborough

    • D.

      Fireball Roberts

    Correct Answer
    B. Bobby Allison
    Explanation
    Bobby Allison drove a Buick at the 1982 Daytona 500 and won the race with an average speed of 153.99mph, earning him a prize of $120,630.

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  • 12. 

    The 1983 Daytona 500 was won by which driver in a Pontiac?

    • A.

      Cale Yarborough

    • B.

      Lee Roy Yarborough

    • C.

      Tiny Lund

    • D.

      Richard Petty

    Correct Answer
    A. Cale Yarborough
    Explanation
    Cale Yarborough won the 1983 Daytona 500 in a Pontiac.

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  • 13. 

    Driving a Ford at the 1985 Daytona 500 with an average speed of 172.27mph, who claimed $185,500?

    • A.

      Fireball Roberts

    • B.

      Derrike Cope

    • C.

      Richard Petty

    • D.

      Bill Elliott

    Correct Answer
    D. Bill Elliott
    Explanation
    Bill Elliott claimed $185,500 at the 1985 Daytona 500 by driving a Ford at an average speed of 172.27mph.

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  • 14. 

    Who drove 176.26mph average in a Ford to win $204,150 in the 1987 Daytona 500?

    • A.

      Bill Elliott

    • B.

      A.J. Foyt

    • C.

      Darrell Waltrip

    • D.

      Ernie Irvan

    Correct Answer
    A. Bill Elliott
    Explanation
    Bill Elliott drove at an average speed of 176.26mph in a Ford to win $204,150 in the 1987 Daytona 500.

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  • 15. 

    Who won the 1988 Daytona 500 with an average speed of 137.53mph?

    • A.

      Bobby Allison

    • B.

      Bill Elliott

    • C.

      Darrell Waltrip

    • D.

      Richard Petty

    Correct Answer
    A. Bobby Allison
    Explanation
    Bobby Allison won the 1988 Daytona 500 with an average speed of 137.53mph.

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  • 16. 

    Who averaged 165.76mph in a Chevrolet and won $188,150 in the 1990 Daytona 500?

    • A.

      Jeff Gordon

    • B.

      Derrike Cope

    • C.

      Fred Lorenzen

    • D.

      Richard Petty

    Correct Answer
    B. Derrike Cope
    Explanation
    Derrike Cope is the correct answer because he averaged 165.76mph in a Chevrolet and won $188,150 in the 1990 Daytona 500.

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  • 17. 

    Who drove a Chevrolet at the 1991 Daytona 500 averaging 148.15mph to claim a payoff of $233,000?

    • A.

      Dale Jarrett

    • B.

      Fireball Roberts

    • C.

      Ernie Irvan

    • D.

      Tiny Lund

    Correct Answer
    C. Ernie Irvan
    Explanation
    Ernie Irvan drove a Chevrolet at the 1991 Daytona 500 and averaged a speed of 148.15mph. As a result, he claimed a payoff of $233,000.

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  • 18. 

    With an average speed of 154.31 mph in a Ford, which driver's won $360,775 in the 1996 Daytona 500?

    • A.

      Jeff Gordon

    • B.

      Cale Yarborough

    • C.

      Dale Jarrett

    • D.

      A.J. Foyt

    Correct Answer
    C. Dale Jarrett
    Explanation
    Dale Jarrett won $360,775 in the 1996 Daytona 500. He achieved an average speed of 154.31 mph while driving a Ford.

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  • 19. 

    Who claimed $377,410 averaging 148.28 mph in a Chevrolet at the 1997 Daytona 500?

    • A.

      Jeff Gordon

    • B.

      Cale Yarborough

    • C.

      Fireball Roberts

    • D.

      Dale Jarrett

    Correct Answer
    A. Jeff Gordon
    Explanation
    Jeff Gordon claimed $377,410 averaging 148.28 mph in a Chevrolet at the 1997 Daytona 500.

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  • 20. 

    What record did Jeff Gordon break in 1997?

    • A.

      Most Top Five Finishes In A Year

    • B.

      Most Regular Season And Overall Earnings

    • C.

      Had Most Wins Ever In A Season

    • D.

      Most Top Ten Finishes In A Year

    Correct Answer
    B. Most Regular Season And Overall Earnings
    Explanation
    In 1997, Jeff Gordon broke the record for the most regular season and overall earnings in NASCAR. This means that he earned the highest amount of money throughout the regular season and the entire year compared to any other driver. This record highlights Gordon's success and dominance in the sport during that year, both in terms of his performance on the track and his financial achievements.

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  • 21. 

    What can a dynamometer do for the performance of a race car?

    • A.

      Measure Air Pressure

    • B.

      Measure Engine Size

    • C.

      Measure Horsepower

    • D.

      Measure Speed

    Correct Answer
    C. Measure Horsepower
    Explanation
    A dynamometer can measure the horsepower of a race car. Horsepower is a crucial performance metric for race cars as it indicates the power and speed capability of the vehicle. By measuring horsepower, a dynamometer can provide valuable information about the car's engine performance, allowing drivers and mechanics to make necessary adjustments and improvements to enhance the car's speed and overall performance on the race track.

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  • 22. 

    Which race track is known as the "World's Fastest Half Mile"?

    • A.

      Bristol Motor Speedway

    • B.

      Michigan International Speedway

    • C.

      Las Vegas Motor Speedway

    • D.

      Atlanta Motor Speedway

    Correct Answer
    A. Bristol Motor Speedway
    Explanation
    Bristol Motor Speedway is known as the "World's Fastest Half Mile" because it is a short track with a length of 0.533 miles. The track's steep banking and short length allow for high speeds and intense racing action. The combination of the track's small size and high banking creates a unique and challenging racing experience, making it one of the fastest and most exciting tracks in the world.

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  • 23. 

    Which track was the first modern superspeedway to host night auto racing?

    • A.

      New Hampshire International Speedway

    • B.

      Lowe's Motor Speedway

    • C.

      Infineon Raceway

    • D.

      Michigan International Speedway

    Correct Answer
    B. Lowe's Motor Speedway
    Explanation
    Lowe's Motor Speedway was the first modern superspeedway to host night auto racing.

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  • 24. 

    Which is the world's busiest racing track with scheduled activities an average of 340 days a year?

    • A.

      Infineon Raceway

    • B.

      Kansas Speedway

    • C.

      Chicagoland Speedway

    • D.

      Darlington Raceway

    Correct Answer
    A. Infineon Raceway
    Explanation
    Infineon Raceway is the correct answer because it is known for being the world's busiest racing track with activities scheduled an average of 340 days a year. This means that there are events and races happening at the track on a regular basis, making it a highly active and popular racing destination.

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  • 25. 

    Which track is four lanes wide and has a backstretch nearly 4,000 feet long?

    • A.

      Pocono Raceway

    • B.

      Infineon Raceway

    • C.

      Talladega Superspeedway

    • D.

      Phoenix International Raceway

    Correct Answer
    C. Talladega Superspeedway
    Explanation
    Talladega Superspeedway is the correct answer because it is known for its four-lane wide track and has a backstretch that is nearly 4,000 feet long. This makes it one of the longest backstretches in NASCAR racing.

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  • 26. 

    Which best describes the Martinsville Speedway?

    • A.

      0.526-Mile Paperclip-Shaped

    • B.

      5/8-Mile Oval

    • C.

      1.54-Mile Tri-Oval

    • D.

      2.52-Mile Road Course

    Correct Answer
    A. 0.526-Mile Paperclip-Shaped
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 0.526-Mile Paperclip-Shaped. This answer accurately describes the Martinsville Speedway as a track that is 0.526 miles in length and has a unique paperclip shape. The term "paperclip-shaped" refers to the track's design, which features long straightaways connected by tight, sharp turns. This distinctive shape often leads to exciting racing and close-quarters competition.

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  • 27. 

    How long is the Richmond Raceway Complex?

    • A.

      1.54 Miles

    • B.

      1.336 Miles "Egg Shaped" Oval

    • C.

      2-Miles Oval Shaped

    • D.

      3/4 Mile D-Shaped Tri-Oval

    Correct Answer
    D. 3/4 Mile D-Shaped Tri-Oval
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3/4 Mile D-Shaped Tri-Oval. This means that the Richmond Raceway Complex is a racetrack that is shaped like a D, with a distance of 3/4 mile. The term "tri-oval" indicates that the track has three straightaways and is oval in shape. This information suggests that the Richmond Raceway Complex is not a traditional oval track, but rather has a unique shape that sets it apart from other racetracks.

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  • 28. 

    What year did the California Speedway open?

    • A.

      1950

    • B.

      1997

    • C.

      1968

    • D.

      1947

    Correct Answer
    B. 1997
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1997. This is the year when the California Speedway opened.

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  • 29. 

    What year did the Kansas Speedway open?

    • A.

      1961

    • B.

      1960

    • C.

      2001

    • D.

      1997

    Correct Answer
    C. 2001
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2001 because it is the only option that matches the opening year of the Kansas Speedway.

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  • 30. 

    What year did the Las Vegas Motor Speedway open?

    • A.

      1959

    • B.

      1960

    • C.

      1996

    • D.

      1968

    Correct Answer
    C. 1996
    Explanation
    The Las Vegas Motor Speedway opened in 1996.

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