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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Kevin Conway raced for which big name team in 2007?

    • A.

      Hendrick Motorsports

    • B.

      Joe Gibbs Racing

    • C.

      Roush Fenway Racing

    • D.

      Penske Racing

    Correct Answer
    B. Joe Gibbs Racing
    Explanation
    In 2007, Kevin Conway raced for Joe Gibbs Racing.

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  • 2. 

    Dennis Setzer was to be a relief driver for Elliott Sadler for back pains in the 2008 Martinsville race, why?

    • A.

      He's related to Elliott Sadler

    • B.

      He bribed Richard Petty

    • C.

      He won the Truck Race that weekend

    • D.

      He failed to qualify

    Correct Answer
    C. He won the Truck Race that weekend
    Explanation
    Dennis Setzer was chosen to be a relief driver for Elliott Sadler in the 2008 Martinsville race because he won the Truck Race that weekend. This suggests that he was in good form and had demonstrated his racing skills, making him a suitable candidate to step in for Sadler due to his back pains.

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  • 3. 

    Clint Bowyer was fined after winning the 2010 Loudon race for the chassis being off the body of the car? How far was the chassis off?

    • A.

      Size of a sheet of paper

    • B.

      Size of the side a dime

    • C.

      Size of the side a quarter

    • D.

      Size of a button

    Correct Answer
    C. Size of the side a quarter
    Explanation
    Clint Bowyer was fined after winning the 2010 Loudon race because the chassis of his car was off the body. The chassis was off by the size of the side of a quarter.

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  • 4. 

    Which two Cup drivers won in their second start?

    • A.

      Kevin Harvick and Jeff Gordon

    • B.

      Trevor Bayne and Jamie McMurray

    • C.

      Kasey Kahne and Jamie McMurray

    • D.

      Kevin Harvick and Trevor Bayne

    Correct Answer
    B. Trevor Bayne and Jamie McMurray
    Explanation
    Trevor Bayne and Jamie McMurray are the correct answer because they both won their respective Cup races in their second start. This means that they were able to achieve victory early on in their NASCAR careers, showcasing their talent and potential as drivers.

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  • 5. 

    Who was the first foreign driver to win in the Cup Series?

    • A.

      Earl Ross

    • B.

      Juan Pablo Montoya

    • C.

      Marcos Ambrose

    • D.

      Mario Andretti

    Correct Answer
    D. Mario Andretti
    Explanation
    Mario Andretti is the correct answer because he was the first foreign driver to win in the Cup Series. Andretti, who was born in Italy, achieved this historic victory in 1967 at the Daytona 500. He went on to have a successful career in motorsports, becoming one of the most accomplished and versatile drivers in history. Andretti's achievement paved the way for other foreign drivers to compete and succeed in the Cup Series.

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  • 6. 

    Who did Clint Bowyer say the worst driver in NASCAR was?

    • A.

      Kevin Conway

    • B.

      Michael Waltrip

    • C.

      Norm Benning

    • D.

      Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

    Correct Answer
    B. Michael Waltrip
    Explanation
    Clint Bowyer stated that Michael Waltrip was the worst driver in NASCAR.

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  • 7. 

    Who was the last fatality in NASCAR's top 3 series?

    • A.

      Dale Earnhardt

    • B.

      Tony Roper

    • C.

      Kenny Irwin, Jr.

    • D.

      Adam Petty

    Correct Answer
    A. Dale Earnhardt
    Explanation
    Dale Earnhardt was the last fatality in NASCAR's top 3 series.

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  • 8. 

    Who received the largest fine in NASCAR?

    • A.

      Travis Kvapil

    • B.

      Kurt Busch

    • C.

      Carl Long

    • D.

      Clint Bowyer

    Correct Answer
    C. Carl Long
    Explanation
    Carl Long received the largest fine in NASCAR.

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  • 9. 

    Which two tracks hold the closest margin of victory in NASCAR?

    • A.

      Nashville Superspeedway

    • B.

      Talladega Superspeedway

    • C.

      Daytona International Speedway

    • D.

      Darlington Raceway

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Talladega Superspeedway
    D. Darlington Raceway
    Explanation
    Talladega Superspeedway and Darlington Raceway hold the closest margin of victory in NASCAR.

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  • 10. 

    Which driver listens to rap before every race?

    • A.

      Scott Speed

    • B.

      A.J. Allmendinger

    • C.

      Morgan Shepherd

    • D.

      Mark Martin

    Correct Answer
    D. Mark Martin
    Explanation
    Mark Martin is the correct answer because he has publicly stated that he listens to rap music before every race. This pre-race ritual helps him to get in the right mindset and focus before getting behind the wheel.

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  • 11. 

    Twin Ring Motegi is a Japanese remake of which track?

    • A.

      Daytona

    • B.

      Darlington

    • C.

      Watkins Glen

    • D.

      Martinsville

    Correct Answer
    B. Darlington
    Explanation
    Twin Ring Motegi is a Japanese remake of Darlington.

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  • 12. 

    Which driver won the pole for the 2009 All-Star Showdown due to random draw?

    • A.

      Carl Long

    • B.

      Dave Blaney

    • C.

      David Stremme

    • D.

      Kirk Shelmerdine

    Correct Answer
    D. Kirk Shelmerdine
    Explanation
    Kirk Shelmerdine won the pole for the 2009 All-Star Showdown due to a random draw.

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  • 13. 

    What happened to Richard Petty in his first race?

    • A.

      He finished last

    • B.

      He was wrecked by his father

    • C.

      He flipped his car

    • D.

      He won

    Correct Answer
    B. He was wrecked by his father
    Explanation
    In Richard Petty's first race, he was wrecked by his father. This suggests that his father caused an accident or collision that resulted in Richard Petty's car being damaged or rendered unable to continue racing.

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  • 14. 

    Which driver has the record at South Boston Speedway for eating the most bologna burgers?

    • A.

      Jeff Green

    • B.

      Elliott Sadler

    • C.

      Jeff Burton

    • D.

      Derrike Cope

    Correct Answer
    B. Elliott Sadler
  • 15. 

    Which driver wrecked his mother to win a local short track race?

    • A.

      David Stremme

    • B.

      David Gilliland

    • C.

      Scott Wimmer

    • D.

      Jeff Burton

    Correct Answer
    A. David Stremme
  • 16. 

    Who was the first Swedish Cup driver?

    • A.

      Klaus Graf

    • B.

      Jan Magnussen

    • C.

      Alx Danielsson

    • D.

      Mattias Ekström

    Correct Answer
    D. Mattias Ekström
    Explanation
    Mattias Ekström is the correct answer because he was the first Swedish driver to win the Swedish Cup. The other options, Klaus Graf, Jan Magnussen, and Alx Danielsson, are not relevant to the question as they are not associated with the Swedish Cup.

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  • 17. 

    Which driver won his first career race after the pace car mistakenly picked him up when he was lapped?

    • A.

      David Reutimann

    • B.

      Regan Smith

    • C.

      Brett Bodine

    • D.

      John Andretti

    Correct Answer
    C. Brett Bodine
    Explanation
    Brett Bodine won his first career race after the pace car mistakenly picked him up when he was lapped. This means that Bodine was able to stay on the lead lap and ultimately win the race due to the mistake made by the pace car.

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  • 18. 

    Which driver committed suicide after being suspended by NASCAR?

    • A.

      Kevin Grubb

    • B.

      Andy Kirby

    • C.

      Shane Sieg

    • D.

      Jeremy Mayfield

    Correct Answer
    A. Kevin Grubb
    Explanation
    Kevin Grubb is the correct answer because he tragically took his own life after being suspended by NASCAR. Grubb was a NASCAR driver who had struggled with personal issues and substance abuse throughout his career. After being suspended for violating NASCAR's substance abuse policy, he faced significant challenges and ultimately succumbed to his struggles. This tragic event highlights the importance of mental health and support within the racing community.

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  • 19. 

    Which driver drove with a life preserver & scuba gear on in fear he would drive into Daytona's Lake Lloyd?

    • A.

      Geoffrey Bodine

    • B.

      Tiger Pistone

    • C.

      Bay Darnell

    • D.

      Tommy Irwin

    Correct Answer
    B. Tiger Pistone
    Explanation
    Tiger Pistone drove with a life preserver and scuba gear on in fear he would drive into Daytona's Lake Lloyd.

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  • 20. 

    Which driver paints his toenails for good luck?

    • A.

      Kyle Busch

    • B.

      Mike Bliss

    • C.

      Scott Speed

    • D.

      Joey Logano

    Correct Answer
    C. Scott Speed
    Explanation
    Scott Speed is the correct answer because he is known for painting his toenails for good luck. This superstition is believed to bring him good fortune on the racetrack.

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  • 21. 

    Which fatal crash was not caused by the car flipping?

    • A.

      Charlie Jarzombek

    • B.

      Bruce Jacobi

    • C.

      Kenny Irwin, Jr.

    • D.

      J.D. McDuffie

    Correct Answer
    A. Charlie Jarzombek
    Explanation
    Among the given options, Charlie Jarzombek is the only individual who did not die in a fatal crash caused by the car flipping.

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  • 22. 

    Which driver was the youngest to make his debut?

    • A.

      Joey Logano

    • B.

      Kyle Busch

    • C.

      Tommie Elliott

    • D.

      Rich Bickle

    Correct Answer
    C. Tommie Elliott
    Explanation
    Tommie Elliott is the correct answer because he was the youngest driver to make his debut.

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  • 23. 

    What is the record for the most cautions?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      22

    • C.

      25

    • D.

      19

    Correct Answer
    B. 22
    Explanation
    The record for the most cautions is 22.

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  • 24. 

    Who has the hardest crash in NASCAR history?

    • A.

      Richard Petty

    • B.

      Ward Burton

    • C.

      Kyle Petty

    • D.

      Elliott Sadler

    Correct Answer
    D. Elliott Sadler
    Explanation
    Elliott Sadler is considered to have the hardest crash in NASCAR history. This is because during the 2003 Aaron's 312 race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sadler's car was hit from behind, causing it to flip and barrel roll multiple times before landing on its roof. The crash was incredibly violent and resulted in significant damage to Sadler's car. This incident is often cited as one of the most dramatic and dangerous crashes in NASCAR history.

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  • 25. 

    Which driver has not been arrested?

    • A.

      A.J. Allmendinger

    • B.

      Kyle Busch

    • C.

      Jimmie Johnson

    • D.

      Chris Fontaine

    Correct Answer
    C. Jimmie Johnson
    Explanation
    Jimmie Johnson has not been arrested. This means that out of the given options, he is the only driver who has not faced any legal charges or been taken into custody by the authorities.

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  • 26. 

    Which driver is from Winchester, Virginia?

    • A.

      Cale Conley

    • B.

      Sergio Peña

    • C.

      John Blankenship

    • D.

      Brett Rowe

    Correct Answer
    B. Sergio Peña
    Explanation
    Sergio Peña is from Winchester, Virginia.

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  • 27. 

    True or False? David Gilliland and Ricky Rudd were on the front row for the 2007 Daytona 500?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    David Gilliland and Ricky Rudd were indeed on the front row for the 2007 Daytona 500. This means that they started the race in the first two positions.

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  • 28. 

    Which country has the Cup series not run in?

    • A.

      Australia

    • B.

      Canada

    • C.

      Japan

    • D.

      Italy

    Correct Answer
    D. Italy
    Explanation
    The Cup series has been held in Australia, Canada, and Japan, but it has not been run in Italy.

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  • 29. 

    Which driver, when he was 15, lied about his age to get into a series where you had to be 18?

    • A.

      Chad Hackenbracht

    • B.

      Jeff Gordon

    • C.

      Norm Benning

    • D.

      Kevin Harvick

    Correct Answer
    C. Norm Benning
    Explanation
    Norm Benning is the correct answer because he is the only driver mentioned in the options who started racing in a series where the minimum age requirement was 18, while he was only 15. This implies that he lied about his age to be able to participate in the series at a younger age.

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  • 30. 

    Who was the last NASCAR driver from Asia to make a start in the top 3 series?

    • A.

      Nur Ali (Pakistan)

    • B.

      Keiichi Tsuchiya (Japan)

    • C.

      Narain Karthikeyan (India)

    • D.

      Hideo Fukuyama (Japan)

    Correct Answer
    A. Nur Ali (Pakistan)
    Explanation
    Nur Ali from Pakistan was the last NASCAR driver from Asia to make a start in the top 3 series. This means that he was the most recent driver from Asia to compete in the highest level of NASCAR racing, which includes the Cup Series, Xfinity Series, and Truck Series.

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  • 31. 

    What isn't true about Russell Phillips' fatal crash?

    • A.

      He won the pole that race

    • B.

      His hand and part of his torso was stuck in the catchfence

    • C.

      His head, still in the helmet, rolled into a pit stall

    • D.

      His heart was found in turn four

    • E.

      One of his ribs was lodged in another competitor's car

    • F.

      His legs were jammed into the engine compartment

    • G.

      It happened in 1995 at Atlanta

    Correct Answer
    G. It happened in 1995 at Atlanta
    Explanation
    The given answer states that the fatal crash of Russell Phillips happened in 1995 at Atlanta. However, this information is not true as the question does not provide any information about the year or location of the crash.

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  • 32. 

    The circuit in Montreal is named after which Canadian driver's father?

    • A.

      Jacques Villeneuve

    • B.

      Peter Shepherd III

    • C.

      Alex Tagliani

    • D.

      Andrew Ranger

    Correct Answer
    A. Jacques Villeneuve
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Jacques Villeneuve. The circuit in Montreal is named after Jacques Villeneuve's father, who was also a Canadian driver.

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  • 33. 

    True or False, Patrick Carpentier has a pole award in the Cup Series?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Patrick Carpentier does have a pole award in the Cup Series.

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  • 34. 

    The first Daytona 500 was called what?

    • A.

      Inaugural Daytona Sweepstakes

    • B.

      Daytona 500

    • C.

      First Annual 500 Mile NASCAR International Sweepstakes at Daytona

    • D.

      First 500 Mile NASCAR Superspeedway Sweepstakes

    Correct Answer
    C. First Annual 500 Mile NASCAR International Sweepstakes at Daytona
    Explanation
    The first Daytona 500 was called the "First Annual 500 Mile NASCAR International Sweepstakes at Daytona". This name suggests that it was the first official race of its kind, held annually, covering a distance of 500 miles, and attracting international participants. The term "sweepstakes" implies a competition or race, while "NASCAR" indicates the specific racing organization involved. The inclusion of "Daytona" indicates the location of the race.

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  • 35. 

    Who is Mark Martin's favorite rapper?

    • A.

      Snoop Dogg

    • B.

      Kanye West

    • C.

      Gucci Mane

    • D.

      Lil' Wayne

    Correct Answer
    C. Gucci Mane
    Explanation
    Mark Martin's favorite rapper is Gucci Mane.

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  • 36. 

    Which Japanese driver went through five engines during the 1996 Suzuka Cup race?

    • A.

      Keiichi Tsuchiya

    • B.

      Akihiko Nakaya

    • C.

      Kazuteru Wakida

    • D.

      Hideo Fukuyama

    Correct Answer
    B. Akihiko Nakaya
    Explanation
    Akihiko Nakaya is the correct answer because he is the only Japanese driver listed among the options. The question specifically asks for a Japanese driver, and since the other options are not Japanese, they can be ruled out. Additionally, the question mentions that the driver went through five engines during the 1996 Suzuka Cup race, and there is no information provided to suggest that any of the other drivers experienced this issue. Therefore, Akihiko Nakaya is the most logical answer.

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  • 37. 

    Which team did Kevin Conway's sponsor, ExtenZe, not scam?

    • A.

      Front Row Motorsports

    • B.

      NEMCO Motorsports

    • C.

      Robby Gordon Motorsports

    • D.

      Max Q Motorsports

    Correct Answer
    D. Max Q Motorsports
    Explanation
    Kevin Conway's sponsor, ExtenZe, was involved in scams with Front Row Motorsports, NEMCO Motorsports, and Robby Gordon Motorsports. However, Max Q Motorsports was not scammed by ExtenZe.

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  • 38. 

    Which driver claims he won the inaugural Nationwide Montreal race, but he was black flagged while leading?

    • A.

      Robby Gordon

    • B.

      Kevin Harvick

    • C.

      Jorge Goeters

    • D.

      Marcos Ambrose

    Correct Answer
    A. Robby Gordon
    Explanation
    Robby Gordon is the correct answer because he claims to have won the inaugural Nationwide Montreal race, but he was black flagged while leading.

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  • 39. 

    Who was the last driver in NASCAR's top 3 series to be parked?

    • A.

      Carl Edwards

    • B.

      Kyle Busch

    • C.

      Brad Teague

    • D.

      Jeff Gordon

    Correct Answer
    C. Brad Teague
    Explanation
    Brad Teague is the correct answer because he was the last driver in NASCAR's top 3 series to be parked. Being "parked" refers to a penalty where a driver is forced to exit the race and not allowed to continue due to a rule violation or unsportsmanlike conduct.

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  • 40. 

    Which driver won the 1985 Firecracker 400 after he won with a car that was supposed to start-and-park?

    • A.

      Greg Sacks

    • B.

      Buddy Arrington

    • C.

      Todd Bodine

    • D.

      Joey Ridley

    Correct Answer
    A. Greg Sacks
    Explanation
    Greg Sacks won the 1985 Firecracker 400 after he won with a car that was supposed to start-and-park.

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  • 41. 

    Which driver was parked at the start of the 2004 Rockingham race for not having a pit crew?

    • A.

      Jerry Nadeau

    • B.

      Andy Houston

    • C.

      Joe Ruttman

    • D.

      Dorsey Schroeder

    Correct Answer
    C. Joe Ruttman
    Explanation
    Joe Ruttman was parked at the start of the 2004 Rockingham race for not having a pit crew. This means that Ruttman did not have a team of mechanics and support staff to assist him during the race. As a result, he was unable to compete and was forced to withdraw from the event.

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  • 42. 

    Denny Hamlin was slated to run the Nationwide race at Milwaukee Mile in 2007, so this driver started the race for him, and Hamlin replaced him mid way through the race and won. Since this driver started the race, he was granted his first win? Who was it?

    • A.

      Aric Almirola

    • B.

      Deac McCaskill

    • C.

      Erik Darnell

    • D.

      David Ragan

    Correct Answer
    A. Aric Almirola
    Explanation
    Aric Almirola is the correct answer because he was the driver who started the race for Denny Hamlin at Milwaukee Mile in 2007. Hamlin then replaced him midway through the race and went on to win. Since Almirola started the race, he was granted his first win.

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  • 43. 

    Which of these drivers haven't had a career-ending crash (not permanent)?

    • A.

      Dario Franchitti

    • B.

      Kyle Busch

    • C.

      Jeff Purvis

    • D.

      Jerry Nadeau

    Correct Answer
    B. Kyle Busch
    Explanation
    Kyle Busch is the correct answer because he is the only driver listed who has not had a career-ending crash. Dario Franchitti had a career-ending crash in 2013, Jeff Purvis had a career-ending crash in 2002, and Jerry Nadeau had a career-ending crash in 2003. Kyle Busch, on the other hand, has had crashes throughout his career but none of them have been career-ending or permanent.

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  • 44. 

    Which of these drivers almost won the 2011 Atlanta Cup race?

    • A.

      Casey Mears

    • B.

      Landon Cassill

    • C.

      J.J. Yeley

    • D.

      Dave Blaney

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Landon Cassill
    C. J.J. Yeley
    Explanation
    Landon Cassill and J.J. Yeley are the only drivers listed who have come close to winning the 2011 Atlanta Cup race. The question implies that one of them almost won the race, suggesting that they had a strong performance or were in contention for the victory. Casey Mears and Dave Blaney are not mentioned as having a similar opportunity, making them less likely to be the correct answer.

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  • 45. 

    Which driver, after winning the pole, almost won the 2006 Daytona night race if it weren't for a late race caution?

    • A.

      Jeff Gordon

    • B.

      Boris Said

    • C.

      Bobby Labonte

    • D.

      Jeff Green

    Correct Answer
    B. Boris Said
    Explanation
    Boris Said is the correct answer because he was the driver who won the pole and almost won the 2006 Daytona night race if it weren't for a late race caution.

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  • 46. 

    Why did I use to not like Kyle Larson?

    • A.

      He's Asian

    • B.

      He was a dirty driver

    • C.

      He spun a championship contender in the last race

    • D.

      He was cocky

    Correct Answer
    C. He spun a championship contender in the last race
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the reason for not liking Kyle Larson was because he spun a championship contender in the last race. This action may have been seen as unfair or unsportsmanlike, leading to a negative perception of Larson.

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