The Frontstretch: That's History! NASCAR's Checkered (Flag) Past, One Story at a Time: To the Test by Amy Henderson -- Thursday June 16, 2005

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I love trivia. Last week I showed off my prowess in the subject of completely (really, very, totally, and utterly) useless facts. It’s also the last week of school in these parts, so it’s time for my students to brush off their facts, useless and otherwise, and sweat, moan, complain and scrape their way through their last tests of the year before they are shipped off for the summer to remember every single thing they learned all year so that they can return to school in the fall ready to pick up where they left off. If you believe this, by the way, I have a very nice bridge for sale.

My kids point out that in the “real world” nobody has to take a test on the uses of a semicolon, European explorers, or dissecting frogs. They are, of course, right, so for their sake, I decided to make this week’s column a little test for those scholars of racing who wish to hone their skills, or maybe just become the teacher’s pet. Email me your answers, and when I get back from camp next week, I’ll “grade” them. There are no prizes (because I don’t have anything you’d want anyway), just the glory of seeing your name in lights in a future column. Now for the Frontstretch Final Exam. Can you name:

1. The winner of the first and last Craftsman Truck Series races at Evergreen Speedway?
2. The year in which Busch Series rookie Blake Feese was Sprint Car Rookie of the Year in at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois?
3. The person who taught Kenny Wallace how to drive for the first time?
4. The drivers to score the first victories for Chevrolet, Hudson, and AMC?
5. Five of the seven drivers to win four straight Cup races?
6. The first Busch Series Rookie of the year?
7. How many combined top-ten finishes in Cup season standings Ken Schrader and Kyle Petty have?
8. The driver with the most miles raced in the Craftsman Truck Series from its inception through the 2004 season?
9. The Busch Series driver with the most top-ten finishes in a season and the number of top-tens he had?
10. The Craftsman Truck Series driver who holds the series record for the most consecutive wins at one track, and the track where he got that record?

OK, you may begin. Don’t forget to email me your answers. I’ll post the correct answers in a future column along with the top scorers. Have fun, and enjoy the questions and their answers. So one last time before summer vacation, pick up those pencils, and remember, that’s history!

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