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MPM2Nite: 50 Questions -- The 2011 NASCAR Trivia Quiz

Matt McLaughlin · Thursday June 23, 2011

 

I haven’t done one of these trivia quizzes since back in the days of Speedworld.com, but I figured it was about time to do it again. Below are 50 questions all based on NASCAR history, many of them fairly simple, but a few diabolically complex. It’s meant to test your knowledge of NASCAR’s rich and colorful history not make you feel dumb. Eventually I will post the answers here in a future column so perhaps those interested can learn a little more about NASCAR history. I learned this stuff myself as a newer fan sitting beside the railbirds who shared their knowledge with me.

Meanwhile to keep things interesting the first person to correctly answer all fifty questions will be awarded a Frontstretch.com T-shirt. (We’re out of some sizes so we will do our best to accommodate the winner’s request).

Here’s the rules. You must answer the questions completely. If the question calls for a date, driver and track and you only post the driver and track that’s an incorrect response. Spelling will not count unless you mangle a name of phrase so badly we can’t figure out what you meant. The time posts in the comments section will determine the winner if more than one entrant answers all questions correctly. First in wins. If you decide you don’t know all the answers, but know most of them go and ahead and post what you know. If nobody gets all 50 right the person who answers the most questions correct gets the garb. I will not be referee of the contest. After all it is possible (if unlikely) I could be wrong. If you dispute an answer post below in the comments section and the referee will research the issue and post a final decision. This is meant to be fun, not combat. Have at it, campers!

Editor’s Note: Remember, the winner will be the first one who posts ALL the answers correctly below. We will do it by timestamp on the comments section, and the winner will be notified by the beginning of next week (give us time :O) ). Thanks in advance for playing, and good luck!

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1) Who crossed the finish line first in the very first NASCAR Strictly Stock (now Cup) race? What was he driving?

2) Bill Elliott won a total of 43 Cup races, mostly on the superspeedways. But he won just one Busch race and it was at a somewhat unlikely location. Where and on what date?

3) You think of Richard Petty back in the day (Pre-STP) and of course you think of a Petty Blue Plymouth. But that’s not always what he drove. What was unusual about the cars Petty raced at:

A) The 1963 Rebel Twin 150s
B) The 1968 Daytona 500
C) Most all of 1969
D) Ashville-Weaverville in 1965.

4) Who is the only driver/rider to win both AMA motorcycle championships and Grand National (Cup) titles?

5) Why was the 1974 Daytona “500” shortened to 450 miles?

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6) Which auto firm boosted Jeff Gordon’s original foray into NASCAR racing with a career development deal?

7) Who sponsored the car in Alan Kulwicki’s first Cup start? Who was the owner?

8) For all the records he holds, Richard Petty’s Grand National (Cup) career didn’t get off to an auspicious start. He was wrecked out of the race. Where was the race held and who wrecked him out of it?

9) Which pair of brothers combined to win the most races in NASCAR’s top division?

10) Even after NASCAR officially shut down the “convertible” division in 1959 three more races for the Rumblin’ Ragtops were run at Darlington. Who won those three events?

11) What color(s) were the Holman-Moody Fords that David Pearson drove to championships in 1969 and 1970?

12) Junior Johnson ran just one Grand National race in 1957. How come? And what is Junior’s given birth first name?

13) What unusual bit of safety equipment did “Tiger” Tom Pistone sport when he raced at Daytona?

14) Bill Elliott made his first Cup start way back on Feb. 29th, 1976. What car number did he run, what color was the car and where did he finish?

15) The spring race of 1993 at Atlanta had to be postponed six days. What happened to delay the race?

16) Rick Hendrick is best known as a multi-title team owner but he also used to make an occasional start in the Cup series. How many times did Hendrick race and what and where were his best finishes recorded?

17) Dale Earnhardt, Sr. started his first Cup race at Charlotte. What kind of car did he drive, what numbers were on the side and who was the sponsor of the car? (Here’s a hint on the sponsor… had the car actually been found to have been using the product that sponsor’s chief business relied on, Earnhardt and his team owner would have been banned for life from the sport.)

18) Which two drivers were nicknamed “The Chicken-Man” and “Jaws” back in the day?

19) Another famous nickname. Who was “Pops?”

20) List the three most memorable (in retrospect) events at the 1992 season finale in Atlanta.

21) Who was the first two-time consecutive track champion at Nashville’s Fairground Speedway?

22) Which driving legend has won the Daytona 500, the Indy 500 and the F-1 driving title?

23) Sadly, most of us know that Fireball Roberts eventually died of horrific burns he suffered in the 1964 World 600 after his car flipped and caught on fire. (Fireball for the record was so called because of a lightning quick fastball he threw while playing baseball in school, not the grisly method of his demise.) Which fellow NASCAR driver rushed to Robert’s stricken car and dragged Roberts out of the wreck in an attempt to save his life?

24) How many laps did Richard Petty lead in NASCAR’s top league.

25) Which driver in NASCAR’s top division was the first to score consecutive championships?

26) Which championship-winning driver drove for the most teams during his title season?

27) Racers can be a superstitious lot. What is the only NASCAR top league points-paying race win scored by car number 13, who drove it, and at what event did it occur?

28) In an early Daytona 500 Herman “The Turtle” Beam was black-flagged for an unusual infraction. What did he do?

29) Who was the first driver to win a race in one of Dodge’s winged Daytonas?

30) In which NASCAR race did Junior Johnson’s infamous “Yellow Banana” Ford compete?

31) What was the first race in NASCAR’s top division broadcast flag-to-flag on TV? (Live except for commercials, of course)

32) Who was the first driver to win a NASCAR top-tier event in a Chevrolet? When and where did it happen?

33) What Ford executive, Vice President of Sales at the time, made the announcement in November of 1970 Ford was withdrawing their support for NASCAR racing?

34) Name the drivers who started their careers with Rookie of the Year honors and later went on to win Cup titles. Who claimed the two titles with the least amount of intervening years?

35) In June of 1993 NASCAR had to throw a caution at Pocono on the 108th lap for an unusual reason. What happened?

36) Early in the 1965 season, the race at Ashville-Weaverville had to be put under caution twice for what unusual events?

37) What was the name of the monkey that Tim Flock used to have ride along in his race car early in the 1953 season?

38) Prior to Toyota’s arrival on the scene, only one foreign car had won a NASCAR top tier race. What kind of car, where, when and who drove it?

39) Which NASCAR track owner first took note of Tim Richmond racing at Indy and asked Richmond if he’d be interested in running a Cup race?

40) Which driver(s) won both ARCA national championships and a Cup title?

41) Who is the only driver to win the Rookie of the Year honors in Cup posthumously. When?

42) Who won the 1,000th race in NASCAR’s top series and where? Who won the 1,500th and where?

43) NASCAR records show that Richard Petty won 200 Cup races, the most of any driver. At what track and on what date did he score his 100th victory?

44) Who won the last points-paying race on a dirt track in NASCAR’s top division? What track was it at?

45) In 1979 David Pearson won the Southern 500. He was driving in place of another famous driver who had been injured. Who was he subbing for?

46) In September of 1979, Dale Earnhardt took the pole for the Dover September race but needed a relief driver to finish the race for him. Who was that relief driver?

47) Who won a pole for a race in NASCAR’s top division with a passenger aboard? (A human passenger.)

48) You all know that NASCAR’s top division has raced on dirt tracks and on road courses. Where and when did the top dogs first run at a dirt (well-oiled dirt) road course?

49) Timber on the Moon was the unlikely title of a biography written about what NASCAR legend?

50) Believe it or not, a lowly and loathsome, but lovable VW Beetle once competed in a top-tier NASCAR event. At which track and in what year did this happen, who was at the helm of the 40 horsepower monster, and how did he finish? (No, it wasn’t Herbie the Love Bug.)

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Kevin from PA
06/23/2011 08:39 AM
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You want me to do 30 minutes of Wikipedia research for a t-shirt????

ezrider714
06/23/2011 10:07 AM
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Got that right Kevin,
and really the answer to half of them is Who gives a F***

Bill B
06/23/2011 10:41 AM
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I agree. I come here to have fun not work. This sounds too much like work to me. Maybe you should edit it and just ask 10 questions. That would me a little more achievable for most of us.
I can’t wait to see the answers but they won’t be coming from me.

Kevin, I think it would be more like 2 hours.

Carl D.
06/23/2011 10:52 AM
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Anyone old enough to know the answers to most of these questions is likely too old to recall them from their feeble old mind. Like me.

Sean
06/23/2011 11:20 AM
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When is this due? I’m doing it and I have most of the answers but I don’t want to post them until near the deadline.

janice
06/23/2011 11:28 AM
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my feeble old brain can’t handle all this so early in the morning. but then it will get me in shape for triva tonight!

Buzz
06/23/2011 11:36 AM
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Since these crybabies don’t want to answer, I will….but without any research, so I know I’m gonna miss a bunch. But here’s to the effort, Matt!

1. Herb Thomas – Plymouth
2. (Bill has 44 wins). I have no idea about the Busch race…
3. a) not blue?
b) a Dodge
c) Fords
d) a Chevy

4. no clue
5. Fuel shortage/OPEC
6. Ford
7. Quincy’s Steak House/Owner?
8. Hickory/Lee Petty
9. Allisons
10. Curtis Turner
11. White, red, black
12. He went to prison/Robert
13. No idea
14. Baby blue 9 Ford Torino/34th?
15. Hurricane
16. Who cares
17. No clue
18. Cale Yarborough/Darrell Waltrip
19. Don’t know
20. 10 point title finish b/w Elliott & Kulwicki/Petty’s last race/Gordon’s first race
21. DW
22. AJ Foyt
23. Tiny Lund
24. no idea
25. Ned Jarrett?
26. David Pearson
27. no idea
28. no clue
29. Buddy Baker
30. not sure
31. 1979 Daytona 500
32. don’t know
33. Lee Iacocca
34. Earnhardt, Wallace, Gordon, ?? / Earnhardt – champ in his sophomore season I think.
35. A bird on the track?
36. no idea
37. Flocko Jocko
38. Jaguar / not sure / not sure
39. Bruton Smith lol
40. Gordon (Jeff, not Robby lol)
41. Adam Petty / 2000
42. don’t know
43. don’t know
44. Ned Jarrett / North Carolina
45. Earnhardt
46. Pearson
47. don’t know
48. don’t know
49. Junior Johnson
50. Wow…no idea

So there you go….from the bowels of my memory, and not from Wiki or Google. For what its worth.

Bill S.
06/23/2011 11:39 AM
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I don’t care about Matt’s contest, but right off the bat, I see he has his facts wrong – as usual.

Since I am a forever fan of Bill Elliott, unlike Matt, I know that Bill won 44 Cup races in his career. And for those of you playing along, his Busch win was at Watkins Glen in 1993.

Matt, foiled again!

wingcars6970
06/23/2011 12:05 PM
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All of the top of my head…

1 – Lee Petty – Pontiac
2 -?
3a – ?
3b-?
3c – Ford
3d?
4 – I know but can’t remember
5 – Oil Crisi
6 – Ford with Bill Davis
7 – Zerex
8 – Dunno/Lee Petty
9 – Flocks
10 – ?
11 – Can’t remember
12 – Dunno/Robert
13 – Life Jacket
14 – ?
15 – Hurricanes
16 – Don’t care
17 – Dodge/2/can’t remember
18 – ?/DW
19 – Eury Sr.
20 – ?
21 – DW?/Marlin?
22 – AJ Foyt
23 – Ned Jarrett
24 – 37,000,000
25 – Herb Thomas
26 – ?
27 – ?
28 – ?
29 – Richard Brickhouse
30 – Can’t Remember
More to come

Bill B
06/23/2011 12:19 PM
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Hey Buzz I resent that. I’m not a crybaby, I’m just lazy. If you are going to call us names, get it right.

wingcars6970
06/23/2011 01:19 PM
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31 – 79 Daytona 500
32 – ?
33 – Lee Iacocca/?/Bunky Knudsen?

34 – J.Gordon, J. Johnson?
35 – Deer on the track
36 – Bay of Pigs
37 – Jocko
38 – Some Brit car, early 60’s, some airport course in NY
39 – ?
40 – ?
41 – Hugh Jorgen
42 – ?
43 – ?
44 – ?
45 – ?
46 – ?
47 – ?
48 – ?
49 – Curtis Turner
50 – ?

The Don
06/23/2011 02:09 PM
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Here are my answers for questions that nobody answered yet (or false)
1) Glenn Dunnaway (he was later disqualified)
3b) His car had a vinyl roof
4) Joe Weatherly
7) He drove for Bill Terry
8) Pettys first race was in Canada and he was indeed wrecked by his father Lee
11) Blue and gold
13) He had a life preserver in the car at one 500 (because someone crashed into Lake Lloyd during qualifying)
15) Blizzard
16) I remember one race at Riverside (the last one there?) where he qualified well but was reliefed in the race by Elliott Forbes-Robinson.
17) #8, was owned by Ed Negre
21) Coo Coo Marlin(?)
22) Mario Andretti
23) Ned Jarrett
26) Joe Weatherly (because Bud Moore didn’t run the all races he had to pick up rides on many tracks, I think he drove for about 8(?) different teams that year)
28) He forgot to put on his helmet
30) It was at Atlanta, dont know which year (ca. 1965)
35) A man ran out onto the track(?)
39) Mr. Mattioli (owner of Pocono Raceway)
41) Rob Moroso
50) It was during the 1950th

Michael in SoCal
06/23/2011 06:48 PM
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1 Jim Roper / Lincoln
2 Watkins Glen, June 26, 1993
3a ??
3b Car had a vinyl roof
3c Ford
3d ??
4 Joe Weatherly
5 Oil crisis
6 Ford
7 Hardee’s / Bill Terry
8 CNE Stadium, Exhibition Place in Toronto, Canada / Lee Petty
9 Richard & Maurice Petty or Bobby & Donnie Allison
10 1960 Joe Weatherly 1961 Fred Lorenzen 1962 Nelson Stacy
11 Blue & Gold
12 Incarceration / Robert
13 Life Jacket & Oxygen tube
14 Car # ?? / Car Color ?? / 33rd
15 Hurricane
16 2 starts, best finish of 15th at Riverside 1988
17 Dodge Charger / 8 / 10000 RPM Speed Equipment
18 John Wes Townley / Darrell Waltrip
19 Tony Eury Sr.
20 Richard Petty’s last race / Jeff Gordon’s first race / Closest championship points separation
21 Coo Coo Marlin
22 Mario Andretti
23 Ned Jarrett
24 52,193
25 Buck Baker
26 David Pearson
27 Johnny Rutherford / 1963 Daytona 500
28 He forgot to put on his helmet
29 Richard Brickhouse
30 1966 Dixie 400
31 1979 Daytona 500
32 ??
33 Lee Iacoccoa
34 Richard Petty David Pearson Dale Earnhardt Rusty Wallace Alan Kulwicki Jeff Gordon / Dale Earnhardt
35 A fan on the track
36 ??
37 Jocko Flocko
38 Jaguar / Linden Airport, New Jersey / June 13, 1954 / Al Keller
39 Dr. Joseph Mattioli
40 Benny Parsons
41 Rob Moroso
42 1000th race – AJ Foyt at Ontario Motor Speedway
1500th race – ??
43 Bowman Gray Stadium on August 22 1969
44 ??
45 Dale Earnhardt
46 Mike Skinner
47 ??
48 ??
49 Curtis Turner
50 Langhorne Speedway / 1953 / Dick Hagey / finished 19th

TheGooddoctor
06/23/2011 10:18 PM
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1) Jim Roper, Lincoln
2) Watkins Glen, June 27, 1993
3) A) #42 B) vinyl top C) Ford D) not blue
4) Joe Weatherly
5) Energy Crisis
6) Ford
7) Hardee’s, Bill Terry
8) Hickory, Lee Petty
9) Allison
10) Joe Weatherly, Fred Lorenzen, Nelson Stacy
11) Blue/Gold
12) Prison/Robert
13) Life preserver
14) #9, white, 33rd
15) snow
16) 2, 15th
17) Dodge, #8, racing clutches/flywheels
18) Cale Yarbough and Daryl Waltrip
20) Last owner driver champion
21) Coo Coo Marlin
22) Mario Andretti
23) Ned Jarrett
24) 51,381
25) Buck Baker
26) Joe Weatherly
27) Johnny Rutherford, 63 Daytona
28) No Helmet
29) Richard Brickhouse
30) Dixie 400
31) 79 Daytona 500
32) Fonty Flock, 3/26/55k, Columbia
33) Lee Iacoccoa
34) Richard Petty/David Pearson/ Dale Earnhardt/ Rusty Wallace/ Alan Kulwicki /Jeff Gordon , Dale Earnhardt
35) Deer on track
36) Early in the 1965 season, the race at Ashville-Weaverville had to be put under caution twice for what unusual events?
37) Jocko Flocko
38) Jaguar June 13, 1954 at Linden Airport in Linden, New Jersey
39) Dr. Joseph Mattioli
40) Benny Parsons
41) Tob Moroso
42) A.J. Foyt , Ontario Motor Speedway / Who won the 1,500th and where?
43) Bowman Gray Stadium, August 22 1969
44) Richard Petty, N.C. State Fairgrounds
45) Dale Earnhart
46) Mike Skinner
47) Herb Thomas
48) Willow Springs
49) Curtis Turner
50) Dick Hagey # 18 VW qualified 32nd finish 19th.

Kevin in SoCal
06/23/2011 11:18 PM
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#34: You guys are forgetting about Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth.

MATT
06/23/2011 11:35 PM
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Good Doc,

You are achingly close and as I head to bed tonight, you are in the lead.

Let me throw out of a clue to you still playing, the Ford announcement didn’t come from Lee Ioccaa.

MPM

dumb man
06/24/2011 10:37 AM
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1) Glenn Dunnaway in a 1947 Ford (later disqualified)
2) June 26, 1993 at Watkins Glen
3) #42 / vinyl roof / Ford / not blue
4) Joe Weatherly
5) Oil crisis
6) Ford
7) Hardee’s / Bill Terry
8) Canadian Exposition Stadium (Toronto, Canada) / Lee Petty
9) Bobby and Donnie Allison
10) Joe Weatherly, Fred Lorenzen and Nelson Stacy
11) Blue and gold
12) Prison for moonshining / Robert
13) Life preserver and aqualung
14) #9 / light blue / 33rd
15) Blizzard
16) Two starts (both at Riverside), finished 33rd and 15th (the latter with help from E. Forbes-Robinson)
17) #8 Dodge Charger, sponsored by “10,000 RPM Speed Equipment”
18) Cale Yarborough and Darrell Waltrip
19) Curtis Turner
20) Independent (Kulwicki) winning championship / Closest points battle ever (six drivers with chance to win cup) / Richard Pettys last race / Jeff Gordons first race
21) Coo Coo Marlin
22) Mario Andretti
23) Ned Jarrett
24) 51.381
25) Buck Baker
26) Joe Weatherly 1963
27) Johnny Rutherford at the second Daytona twin qualifying race in 1963
28) He had no helmet (that actually happend during the qualifying race and not the 500 itself; question is misleading)
29) Richard Brickhouse
30) 1966 Dixie 400 at Atlanta
31) 1979 Daytona 500
32) Fonty Flock / March 26, 1955 at Columbia Speedway
33) Matthew McLaughlin
34) Richard Petty, David Pearson, Dale Earnhardt, Rusty Wallace, Alan Kulwicki, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth / Earnhardt (1979&80)
35) Man on track
36) ???
37) Jocko Flocko
38) Jaguar XK120 coupé, driven by Al Keller at Linden Airport, NJ (June 13, 1954)
39) Joseph Mattioli
40) Benny Parsons
41) Rob Moroso
42) A.J. Foyt (Ontario Motor Speedway 1971) / Dale Earnhardt (Martinsville Speedway 1987)
43) Bowman-Gray Stadium / August 22, 1969
44) Richard Petty at North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC (1970)
45) Dale Earnhardt
46) ???
47) ???
48) November 20, 1955 at Willow Springs Speedway, CA
49) Curtis Turner
50) Langhorne Speedway, PA / 1953 / Dick Hagey / 19th

Big Donkey
06/25/2011 10:11 PM
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Here’s mine, Matt

1) Glenn Dunaway/Ford
2) Watkins Glen – 6/26/93
3a) #42
3b) vinyl roof
3c) Ford
3d) red car
4) Joe Weatherly
5) fuel shortage
6) Ford
7) Hardee’s/Bill Terry
8) Toronto/Lee Petty
9) Allison Brothers
10) Joe Weatherly/Fred Lorenzen/Nelson Stacy
11) Blue and gold
12) went to prison/Robert
13) Life preserver
14) #9/baby blue/33rd
15) snow
16) 2 times/Riverside/ 15th and 33rd
17) Dodge/#8/10000 rpm speed equipment
18) Cale Yarborough/ Darrell waltrip
19) Tony Eury Sr.
20) Kulwicki wins champ by samllest margin/ Petty’s last race/ Gordon’s first race
21) Coo Coo Marlin
22) Mario Andretti
23) Ned Jarrett
24) 52,193
25) Buck Baker
26) Joe Weatherly
27) Daytona/ Johnny Rutherford/2nd Qualifying race
28) forgot his helmet
29) Bobby Isaac
30) 1966 Dixie 400
31) 1979 Daytona 500
32) Herb Thomas/9-5-55/ Darlington
33) Henry Ford II
34) Richard Petty/ David Pearson/ Dale Earnhardt/ Rusty Wallace/ Alan Kulwicki/ Jeff Gordon/ Tony Stewart/ Matt Kenseth/ (Dale Earnhardt)
35) fan? on track
36) power outages
37) Jocko Flocko
38) Jaguar/ Linden NJ/ 6-13-55/Al Keller
39) Dr. Joseph Mattioli
40) Benny Parsons
41) Rob Moroso/1990
42) AJ Foyt/Ontario Ca. Dale Earnhardt/ Martinsville
43) Winston-Salem/8—22—69
44) Richard Petty/Raleigh
45) Dale earnhardt
46) David Pearson
47) Herb Thomas
48) willow Springs Speedway/Lancaster Ca./11-20-55
49) Curtis Turner
50) Langhorne/1953/Dick Hagey/19th

Sean
06/26/2011 01:46 AM
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1. Glenn Dunnaway, 1947 Ford
2. Watkins Glen, June 26, 1993
3. A. car #42, B. vinyl roof, C. drove a Ford, D. red car
4. Joe Weatherly
5. Energy crisis
6. Ford
7. Hardee’s, Bill Terry
8. Canadian Exposition Stadium, Lee Petty
9. Richard and Maurice Petty; Bobby and Donnie Allison if you require both drivers winning
10. Joe Weatherly, Fred Lorenzen, Nelson Stacy
11. blue and yellow, and he won the title in 1968-69, not 1969-70
12. Arrested for producing whiskey and not paying taxes, Robert
13. life preserver and oxygen tube to keep from drowning in Lake Lloyd
14. 9, light blue, 33rd
15. Blizzard of ’93
16. 2, 15th, Riverside
17. #8 Dodge, 10,000 RPM Speed Equipment
18. Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip
19. Curtis Turner
20. Alan Kulwicki’s championship, Richard Petty’s finale, and Jeff Gordon’s debut.
21. Coo Coo Marlin
22. Mario Andretti
23. Ned Jarrett
24. Nobody will actually know this because there are MANY races in the ’60s for which lap leader data are unknown. According to racing-reference,
51381, but the number will certainly be larger than that.
25. Buck Baker, 1956-1957
26. Joe Weatherly, 1963
27. Johnny Rutherford, 1963, twin 100 qualifier #2
28. wasn’t wearing a helmet
29. Richard Brickhouse, 1969, Talladega
30. 1966 Dixie 400, Atlanta
31. 1979 Daytona 500
32. Fonty Flock, March 26, 1955, Columbia Speedway
33. Matthew McLaughlin, hahaha
34. R. Petty, Pearson, Earnhardt, R. Wallace, Kulwicki, J. Gordon, Stewart, Kenseth; Earnhardt won the title in his 2nd season
35. a man ran onto the track
36. on-track fire
37. Jocko Flocko
38. Jaguar, June 13, 1954, Linden Airport, Al Keller. I would argue that the Dodge revival in 2001 in the Dieter Zetsche era was also foreign since
Daimler was calling the shots at that time.
39. Joe Mattioli
40. Benny Parsons
41. Rob Moroso, 1990
42. A.J. Foyt, Ontario Motor Speedway; Dale Earnhardt, Martinsville
43. August 22, 1969, Bowman-Gray Stadium
44. Richard Petty, North Carolina State Fairgrounds
45. Dale Earnhardt
46. Bill Elliott
47. Herb Thomas
48. Willow Springs International Raceway, November 20, 1955
49. Curtis Turner
50. Dick Hagey, Langhorne, 1953, 19th

Sean
06/26/2011 01:50 AM
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And for 12a, I do certainly realize that Junior Johnson was imprisoned, not merely arrested, and knew that without having to look it up, unlike some of the questions…

Sean
06/26/2011 01:51 AM
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By the way MATT, you’re short-changing your favorite driver one win. He had 44, not 43. Yes, I can be annoying.

Buzz
06/26/2011 10:11 AM
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Hey Bill, I posted that before you posted so it technically does not apply to you LOL

MATT
06/26/2011 10:15 AM
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Sean,

96 percent. One of those answers is a matter or perception so I’ll give you that one if you figure out the answer that is wrong.

Sean
06/26/2011 02:00 PM
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31. 1971 Greenville 200

I myself run race-database.com, a rival racing statistics site to racing-reference.info. In order to enter the NASCAR data, I needed to procure the Greg Fielden books and would NOT have gotten that answer or the on-track fire otherwise. I did remember seeing in that book that there was some short track race prior to the ’79 Daytona 500… I was just being lazy.

And I assume the debatable answer is #9?

Sean
06/26/2011 02:02 PM
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The reason I used racing-reference’s data for Petty’s laps led total rather than my site’s (I have Petty at 50623 laps led) is because apparently Alan Boodman of racing-reference has found some more lap leader data that Fielden didn’t have, and I pretty much used just what Fielden had for 1949-1993.

Mike
06/27/2011 12:09 AM
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Great questions Matt. Love it when you post these questions.

Anyways, it was Henry Ford the second who pulled the plug in 1970.