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  • 1. 

    Which of these was the largest sporting facility in 2004?

    • A.

      Chicagoland Speedway

    • B.

      New Hampshire International Speedway

    • C.

      Kansas Speedway

    • D.

      Las Vegas Motor Speedway

    Correct Answer
    A. Chicagoland Speedway
    Explanation
    Chicagoland Speedway was the largest sporting facility in 2004.

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  • 2. 

    Which track is known as "Too Tough to Tame"?

    • A.

      Darlington Raceway

    • B.

      Pocono Raceway

    • C.

      New Hampshire International Speedway

    • D.

      Kansas Speedway

    Correct Answer
    A. Darlington Raceway
    Explanation
    Darlington Raceway is known as "Too Tough to Tame" because of its challenging and demanding nature. The track's unique shape, narrow width, and high speeds make it extremely difficult for drivers to navigate. The track's walls are notorious for causing accidents and the race itself is known for its intense competition. This nickname highlights the track's reputation for being one of the toughest and most unforgiving in NASCAR.

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  • 3. 

    Which track has three turns each with its own characteristics making the superspeedway like a road course?

    • A.

      Infineon Raceway

    • B.

      Martinsville Speedway

    • C.

      California Speedway

    • D.

      Pocono Raceway

    Correct Answer
    D. Pocono Raceway
    Explanation
    Pocono Raceway is the correct answer because it is a unique superspeedway that has three turns, each with its own distinct characteristics. The first turn, known as "The Tunnel Turn," is a high-banked turn that requires drivers to quickly transition from a straightaway into a sharp corner. The second turn, called "The Long Pond Turn," is a flat corner that tests a driver's ability to maintain speed through a long sweeping arc. The third turn, known as "The Triangle Turn," is a moderate banked corner that challenges drivers to carry momentum onto the front straightaway. This combination of turns makes Pocono Raceway resemble a road course rather than a traditional oval track.

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  • 4. 

    At which track was Harry Gant the winner of the first race "under the lights"?

    • A.

      Infineon Raceway

    • B.

      New Hampshire International Speedway

    • C.

      Richmond Raceway Complex

    • D.

      Kansas Speedway

    Correct Answer
    C. Richmond Raceway Complex
    Explanation
    Harry Gant was the winner of the first race "under the lights" at Richmond Raceway Complex.

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  • 5. 

    How long is the Chicagoland Speedway?

    • A.

      1.5 Miles D-Shaped Tri-Oval

    • B.

      0.533 Miles

    • C.

      2.52-Mile Road Course

    • D.

      3/4 Mile D-Shaped Tri-Oval

    Correct Answer
    A. 1.5 Miles D-Shaped Tri-Oval
    Explanation
    The Chicagoland Speedway is a 1.5-mile long D-Shaped Tri-Oval. This means that the track has a length of 1.5 miles and is shaped like a "D" with three sides, making it a tri-oval. The term "tri-oval" refers to a racetrack that combines elements of both a triangle and an oval shape. This type of track design is commonly used in NASCAR races and provides a unique and challenging racing experience for drivers.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these describes the Infineon Raceway?

    • A.

      0.533-Mile Oval

    • B.

      2.52-Mile Road Course

    • C.

      1.5-Mile Tri-Oval

    • D.

      2-Mile D-Shaped Oval

    Correct Answer
    B. 2.52-Mile Road Course
    Explanation
    The Infineon Raceway is described as a 2.52-Mile Road Course.

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  • 7. 

    How long is the Talladega Superspeedway?

    • A.

      1.5 Miles D-Shaped Tri-Oval

    • B.

      0.533 Miles

    • C.

      3/4 Mile D-Shaped Tri-Oval

    • D.

      2.66 Mile High-Banked Tri- Oval

    Correct Answer
    D. 2.66 Mile High-Banked Tri- Oval
    Explanation
    The Talladega Superspeedway is a 2.66 mile high-banked tri-oval track. This means that the track is oval-shaped with three distinct turns, and it has high banking or steeply sloped turns. The length of the track is 2.66 miles, making it one of the longest tracks in NASCAR. The high banking allows for faster speeds and more exciting racing, as it helps to keep the cars on the track during high-speed turns.

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  • 8. 

    What year did the Chicagoland Speedway open?

    • A.

      2001

    • B.

      1960

    • C.

      1969

    • D.

      1961

    Correct Answer
    A. 2001
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2001 because it is the only option that matches the question. The Chicagoland Speedway opened in 2001, as stated in the answer. The other options (1960, 1969, and 1961) are not relevant to the question and do not correspond to the opening year of the Chicagoland Speedway.

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  • 9. 

    What track has banking in the corners at 24 degrees and is located 30 minutes south of Atlanta?

    • A.

      Talladega Superspeedway

    • B.

      Atlanta Motor Speedway

    • C.

      Chicagoland Speedway

    • D.

      California Speedway

    Correct Answer
    B. Atlanta Motor Speedway
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Atlanta Motor Speedway because it is the only track mentioned in the options that has banking in the corners at 24 degrees and is located 30 minutes south of Atlanta. Talladega Superspeedway is not located south of Atlanta and has higher banking in the corners. Chicagoland Speedway and California Speedway do not have the specified degree of banking in the corners.

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  • 10. 

    What track has corners banked at 36 degrees and is located in Tennessee?

    • A.

      Bristol Motor Speedway

    • B.

      Atlanta Motor Speedway

    • C.

      Dover Downs International Speedway

    • D.

      Richmond Raceway Complex

    Correct Answer
    A. Bristol Motor Speedway
    Explanation
    Bristol Motor Speedway is the correct answer because it is a track located in Tennessee that has corners banked at 36 degrees. The banking of the corners helps to provide higher speeds and better grip for the drivers, allowing for more exciting and competitive racing.

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  • 11. 

    What track has 11 degree front straight banking and 3 degree back straight banking?

    • A.

      Michigan International Speedway

    • B.

      Kansas Speedway

    • C.

      Bristol Motor Speedway

    • D.

      California Speedway

    Correct Answer
    D. California Speedway
    Explanation
    California Speedway is the correct answer because it is the only track among the options that has a front straight banking of 11 degrees and a back straight banking of 3 degrees. Michigan International Speedway has a front straight banking of 18 degrees and a back straight banking of 12 degrees. Kansas Speedway has a front straight banking of 15 degrees and a back straight banking of 10 degrees. Bristol Motor Speedway has a front straight banking of 6-10 degrees and a back straight banking of 6-8 degrees. Therefore, California Speedway is the only track that matches the given banking degrees.

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  • 12. 

    What North Carolina track has banking in the corners at 24 degrees?

    • A.

      Phoenix International Raceway

    • B.

      New Hampshire Speedway

    • C.

      Lowe's Motor Speedway

    • D.

      Michigan International Speedway

    Correct Answer
    C. Lowe's Motor Speedway
    Explanation
    Lowe's Motor Speedway is the correct answer because it is the North Carolina track with banking in the corners at 24 degrees. The other options, Phoenix International Raceway, New Hampshire Speedway, and Michigan International Speedway, do not have the same degree of banking in the corners as Lowe's Motor Speedway.

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  • 13. 

    What track has banking in the corners at 25 degree and is located in South Carolina?

    • A.

      Michigan International Speedway

    • B.

      Darlington Raceway

    • C.

      Infineon Raceway

    • D.

      Kansas Speedway

    Correct Answer
    B. Darlington Raceway
    Explanation
    Darlington Raceway is the correct answer because it is a track located in South Carolina that has banking in the corners at 25 degrees.

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  • 14. 

    What track located in Nevada has 12 degree banking in the corners?

    • A.

      Darlington Raceway

    • B.

      Infineon Raceway

    • C.

      Kansas Speedway

    • D.

      Las Vegas Motor Speedway

    Correct Answer
    D. Las Vegas Motor Speedway
    Explanation
    Las Vegas Motor Speedway is the correct answer because it is a track located in Nevada and it is known for having 12 degree banking in the corners. The degree of banking refers to the angle at which the track is inclined, which helps drivers maintain speed and control while navigating the turns.

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  • 15. 

    What track has banking in the corners at 12 degrees and is located in Henry County, VA?

    • A.

      California Speedway

    • B.

      Martinsville Speedway

    • C.

      Pocono Raceway

    • D.

      Las Vegas Motor Speedway

    Correct Answer
    B. Martinsville Speedway
    Explanation
    Martinsville Speedway is the correct answer because it is a track located in Henry County, VA, and it has banking in the corners at 12 degrees. This means that the track is sloped at a 12-degree angle in the corners, which allows for better handling and higher speeds for the cars during races.

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  • 16. 

    What Arizona track has banking of 11 degrees at turns 1-2 and 9 degrees at 3-4?

    • A.

      Phoenix International Raceway

    • B.

      Tubac International Speedway

    • C.

      Infineon Raceway

    • D.

      Michigan International Speedway

    Correct Answer
    A. Phoenix International Raceway
    Explanation
    Phoenix International Raceway is the correct answer because it is the only track listed that has the specified banking angles of 11 degrees at turns 1-2 and 9 degrees at turns 3-4. The other tracks listed do not have the same banking angles, making them incorrect choices.

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  • 17. 

    What track has banking in the corners at 14 degrees and is located in Virginia?

    • A.

      Richmond Raceway Complex

    • B.

      Pocono Raceway

    • C.

      Las Vegas Motor Speedway

    • D.

      Chicagoland Speedway

    Correct Answer
    A. Richmond Raceway Complex
    Explanation
    Richmond Raceway Complex is the correct answer because it is a track located in Virginia that has banking in the corners at 14 degrees.

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  • 18. 

    At which Alabama track are the corners banked at 33 degrees?

    • A.

      Talladega Superspeedway

    • B.

      California Speedway

    • C.

      Darlington Raceway

    • D.

      Las Vegas Motor Speedway

    Correct Answer
    A. Talladega Superspeedway
    Explanation
    Talladega Superspeedway is the correct answer because it is known for its steeply banked corners, which are set at a 33-degree angle. This banking helps to increase the speed and stability of the cars as they navigate the turns, allowing for higher speeds and more exciting racing. California Speedway, Darlington Raceway, and Las Vegas Motor Speedway do not have corners with the same degree of banking as Talladega Superspeedway.

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  • 19. 

    What track is the largest sporting venue in Southern California?

    • A.

      Richmond Raceway Complex

    • B.

      Bristol Motor Speedway

    • C.

      California Speedway

    • D.

      Atlanta Motor Speedway

    Correct Answer
    C. California Speedway
    Explanation
    California Speedway is the largest sporting venue in Southern California because it has a seating capacity of over 68,000 and covers an area of 568 acres. It is a renowned motorsports facility located in Fontana, California, and hosts various racing events including NASCAR races. Its large size and capacity make it the ideal venue for accommodating a large number of spectators and hosting major sporting events in the region.

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  • 20. 

    What track has a gambling venue on the grounds?

    • A.

      Michigan International Speedway

    • B.

      Kansas Speedway

    • C.

      Dover Downs International Speedway

    • D.

      Talladega Superspeedway

    Correct Answer
    C. Dover Downs International Speedway
    Explanation
    Dover Downs International Speedway is the correct answer because it is known for having a gambling venue on its grounds. This venue, called Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, offers various gambling options such as slot machines, table games, and a poker room. It is a popular destination for both racing enthusiasts and those looking to enjoy some casino entertainment.

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  • 21. 

    What track is 15 miles west of downtown Kansas City?

    • A.

      Atlanta Motor Speedway

    • B.

      Kansas Speedway

    • C.

      Las Vegas Motor Speedway

    • D.

      Phoenix International Raceway

    Correct Answer
    B. Kansas Speedway
    Explanation
    Kansas Speedway is the correct answer because it is located in Kansas City, Kansas, which is approximately 15 miles west of downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

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  • 22. 

    Which track is located in Georgia, is 1.54 miles long and is a quad-oval?

    • A.

      Nashville Superspeedway

    • B.

      Watkins Glen International

    • C.

      Atlanta Motor Speedway

    • D.

      Gateway International Raceway

    Correct Answer
    C. Atlanta Motor Speedway
    Explanation
    Atlanta Motor Speedway is the correct answer because it is a track located in Georgia, has a length of 1.54 miles, and is a quad-oval.

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  • 23. 

    Which track is located in California and is 2.0 miles long and is a D-shaped oval?

    • A.

      California Speedway

    • B.

      Indianapolis Raceway Park

    • C.

      Dover Int'l Speedway

    • D.

      Daytona Int'l Speedway

    Correct Answer
    A. California Speedway
    Explanation
    California Speedway is the correct answer because it is located in California, it is 2.0 miles long, and it is a D-shaped oval.

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  • 24. 

    What is the name of the 3/4 mile tri-oval racetrack located in Tennessee?

    • A.

      Kentucky Speedway

    • B.

      Memphis Motorsports Park

    • C.

      North Carolina Speedway

    • D.

      Las Vegas Motor Speedway

    Correct Answer
    B. Memphis Motorsports Park
    Explanation
    Memphis Motorsports Park is the correct answer because it is a racetrack located in Tennessee. The other options, Kentucky Speedway, North Carolina Speedway, and Las Vegas Motor Speedway, are not located in Tennessee.

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  • 25. 

    Which track in Wisconsin is 1.0 mile long and is an oval?

    • A.

      Michigan International Speedway

    • B.

      The Milwaukee Mile

    • C.

      Chicagoland Speedway

    • D.

      Gateway International Raceway

    Correct Answer
    B. The Milwaukee Mile
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Milwaukee Mile. The Milwaukee Mile is a track in Wisconsin that is 1.0 mile long and is shaped like an oval. It is one of the oldest operating race tracks in the world and has hosted various racing events over the years.

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  • 26. 

    Which race track was located in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania and was promoted as having a 1 mile long oval track?

    • A.

      Nazareth Speedway

    • B.

      Watkins Glen International

    • C.

      Bristol Motor Speedway

    • D.

      California Speedway

    Correct Answer
    A. Nazareth Speedway
    Explanation
    Nazareth Speedway is the correct answer because it was located in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania and was known for its 1 mile long oval track. Watkins Glen International is located in Watkins Glen, New York, Bristol Motor Speedway is located in Bristol, Tennessee, and California Speedway is located in Fontana, California. None of these tracks match the given description.

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  • 27. 

    Which track in North Carolina is 1.017 miles long and in the shape of an oval?

    • A.

      North Carolina Speedway

    • B.

      Pocono Raceway

    • C.

      New Hampshire Int'l Speedway

    • D.

      Texas Motor Speedway

    Correct Answer
    A. North Carolina Speedway
    Explanation
    The correct answer is North Carolina Speedway because it is the only track listed that is located in North Carolina and is described as being 1.017 miles long and in the shape of an oval. Pocono Raceway, New Hampshire Int'l Speedway, and Texas Motor Speedway are not located in North Carolina and do not match the given description.

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  • 28. 

    Which 1.0 mile oval track was located in Colorado?

    • A.

      Texas Motor Speedway

    • B.

      Memphis Motorsports Park

    • C.

      Pikes Peak International Raceway

    • D.

      Watkins Glen International

    Correct Answer
    C. Pikes Peak International Raceway
    Explanation
    Pikes Peak International Raceway is the correct answer because it was a 1.0 mile oval track located in Colorado. Texas Motor Speedway, Memphis Motorsports Park, and Watkins Glen International are all incorrect options as they are not located in Colorado.

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  • 29. 

    Which oval track is located in Virginia and is 0.75 miles long?

    • A.

      Atlanta Motor Speedway

    • B.

      Michigan International Speedway

    • C.

      Richmond International Raceway

    • D.

      Infineon Raceway

    Correct Answer
    C. Richmond International Raceway
    Explanation
    Richmond International Raceway is the correct answer because it is an oval track located in Virginia and is 0.75 miles long.

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  • 30. 

    Which quad-oval Texas racetrack is 1.5 miles long?

    • A.

      The Milwaukee Mile

    • B.

      Texas Motor Speedway

    • C.

      Kansas Speedway

    • D.

      Mansfield Motorsports Speedway

    Correct Answer
    B. Texas Motor Speedway
    Explanation
    Texas Motor Speedway is the correct answer because it is a quad-oval racetrack located in Texas and is known for its length of 1.5 miles. The other options mentioned, such as The Milwaukee Mile, Kansas Speedway, and Mansfield Motorsports Speedway, do not fit the given criteria of being a quad-oval racetrack in Texas with a length of 1.5 miles.

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